Pantomime stars to rise and shine with Sleeping Beauty

A scene from Sleeping Beauty.
A scene from Sleeping Beauty.

Some colourful characters are heading to North Heath Hall, Horsham, this month as Manor Theatre Group presents its latest pantomime.

Sleeping Beauty will be performed on Friday, December 12 (7.30pm), and Saturday, December 13 (1pm, 4pm and 7.30pm).

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Deep in enchanted fairytale land, the King and Queen are blessed with a daughter, named Aurora Rose.

They begin the hunt for a Fairy Godmother and end up with two: Fairy Liquid and Fairy Nuff.

This angers and upsets the evil Maleficent, who places a spell on the young princess that she will, on her 18th birthday, prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die.

Fast forward 18 years and it’s the Princess’ party. Will the Godmothers be able to protect her from Maleficient’s curse? Will Aurora fall head over heels for the arrogant Prince Eggbert, or is his kind and noble manservant, James, more her type? All will be revealed in Manor Theatre’s latest pantomime.

This play is written and directed by Laine Watson.

Manor Theatre has a long standing tradition of spinning original stories into delightful pantomime adaptations.

As always, audiences can expect humour for all ages, songs new and old, and a few custard pies thrown in for good measure.

Tickets are available via the box office at or 07771 524491.