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Sleeping Beauty

The Belgrade Theatre in association with Imagine Theatre present

Sleeping Beauty

Written and directed by Iain Lauchlan

28 Nov 2012 - 5 Jan 2013

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £12 - £20.50 (kids from just £9) Concessions: £9 - £18 Lap Seats for Under 2s: £3.50

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The Belgrade’s legendary pantomime is an essential part of Christmas celebrations for families right across the region. This year’s show promises to be a fun-filled night, full of magic, mayhem and plenty of pranks and puns to keep audiences both young and old entertained!

You can’t beat the Belgrade when it comes to stunning sets, lavish costumes and fantastic performances and this year we’re delighted to welcome back Iain Lauchlan as the Dame.

Sleeping Beauty tells the tale of the beautiful Princess Belle who is cursed at her Christening by the wicked Fairy Carabosse, which means that on her 18th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. The good Fairy Azuriel offers some hope. She changes the spell to ensure that the Princess won’t die but will fall into an enchanted sleep for 100 years from which she will only wake if kissed by the one she loves.

Join Nanny Knot, Muddles and the dashing Prince Valiant as they battle with dragons and time machines to ensure that the Prince is ready to wake the sleeping Princess on time.

To make life easier for parents, we’ve changed the start times of the performances on Sat 8 & 15 Dec to 5pm, and Sun 23 Dec to 5.30pm. So now you can bring your little ones to the panto and still get home in time for bed (and X-Factor and Strictly!)

The approximate running time of the show is just over 2 and a half hours, including a 20 minute interval.

Wed 28 Nov 7:00pm
Thu 29 Nov 7:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 30 Nov 7:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 1 Dec 1:00pm
Sat 1 Dec 5:00pm
Thu 6 Dec 7:00pm
Fri 7 Dec 7:00pm Captioned Performance
Sat 8 Dec 1:00pm Audio Described, Signed Performance
Sat 8 Dec 5:00pm
Wed 12 Dec 7:00pm
Thu 13 Dec 7:00pm
Fri 14 Dec 7:00pm
Sat 15 Dec 1:00pm Audio Described
Sat 15 Dec 5:00pm Limited Availability
Tue 18 Dec 7:00pm
Wed 19 Dec 7:00pm Captioned Performance
Thu 20 Dec 7:00pm
Fri 21 Dec 7:00pm
Sat 22 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 22 Dec 7:00pm
Sun 23 Dec 1:30pm Limited Availability
Sun 23 Dec 5:30pm Limited Availability
Mon 24 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 26 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 26 Dec 7:00pm
Thu 27 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Thu 27 Dec 7:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 28 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 28 Dec 7:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 29 Dec 2:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 29 Dec 7:00pm Limited Availability
Sun 30 Dec 4:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 2 Jan 7:00pm Limited Availability
Thu 3 Jan 2:00pm Integrated Signed Performance Limited Availability
Thu 3 Jan 7:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 4 Jan 7:00pm Integrated Signed Performance Limited Availability
Sat 5 Jan 2:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 5 Jan 7:00pm Limited Availability

“All of the elements that make up a great evening of panto are present and correct… The entire cast were terrific, as incidentally were the backgrounds and sets.” *****

Coventry Telegraph

“A superb show, worth a bucket of stars.”

The Stage

“I was still laughing when I got home – that’s my measure of success. Am I going next year? Oh yes I am …”

Leamington Courier

We’re pleased to announce that all performances of Sleeping Beauty will be going ahead as normal following the cancellation of the performance on Fri 30 Nov due to technical difficulties.

We apologise for any inconvenience and upset caused by the cancellation of the show. Just to clarify, all patrons will receive a refund on their tickets and we will also try and arrange attendance to an alternative performance. Please call our Box Office on 024 7655 3055 for more information.

Here at the Belgrade we are very keen to stimulate creativity and encourage our audiences to engage with all aspects of the theatre’s work via social media.

As a result we have recently reviewed our policy on photography and, in line with other arts organisations, have decided to amend it.

Visitors are very welcome to take photographs in and around all the public areas of the building.

When attending a Belgrade Theatre production visitors will also be allowed to take photographs in the auditoria once the house is open but before the show starts; during the interval and then after the show.

Photography remains strictly prohibited during the actual performances as it disturbs other theatregoers.

We hope this new policy will allow people to enjoy and share their experiences of the amazing work of the Belgrade in a way that embraces the changing times and available technologies.

Panto touch tour for visually impaired theatre-goers

Posted on 7th December 2012

Blind and partially-sighted theatre-goers can get up and close and personal with the cast, costumes and props of Sleeping Beauty at the Touch Tour on Sat 15 Dec. Read more

Play our Sleeping Beauty online game!

Posted on 5th November 2012

Play our Sleeping Beauty online game and enter a draw to win free tickets! Read more

Sleeping Beauty cast to illuminate the city at Christmas lights switch on

Posted on 23rd October 2012

Our Dame, Nanny Knot and her sidekick Muddles will be taking part in various events for this year's Christmas lights switch on in Coventry City Centre. Read more

Video: Panto dame invites kids to audition for this year's Sleeping Beauty

Posted on 11th September 2012

In this video Coventry's panto legend Iain Launchlan describes how local youngsters can audition for a part in Sleeping Beauty on Sat 15 Sept. Read more

Date set for this year's panto chorus auditions

Posted on 16th July 2012

Open auditions for a part in the chorus of this year's panto Sleeping Beuaty are set to take place on Sat 15 Sept for 8-16 year olds. Read more

Video: Behind the scenes of the Sleeping Beauty Touch Tour

Posted by anon on 24th December 2012

Here's a snippet of what went on during the panto touch tour, which enables visually impaired theatre-goers to meet the cast and touch the beautiful costumes... Read more

Listen to Nanny Knot reading short stories by local youngsters

Posted by anon on 17th December 2012

Listen to Nanny Knot reading the winning stories from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum's creative writing competition. Read more

The Company

Production Photographs of Sleeping Beauty

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 28th November 2012

Check out these amazing production photographs of our panto, Sleeping Beauty, which is now playing on the Main Stage. Read more

Nanny Knot and Muddles at the Christmas lights switch on

Posted by anon on 20th November 2012

Check out some of the photos of our Dame, Nanny Knot and her sidekick Muddles taking part in various events at this year’s Christmas lights switch on. Read more

Lindsay Harding, Princess Belle

Video: Meet Princess Belle from Sleeping Beauty

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 16th November 2012

In this video, we chat to Lindsay Harding about playing Princess Belle in this year's Belgrade pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. Read more

Sleeping Beauty banners

Coventry City Centre gets Sleeping Beautified!

Posted by Ray Clenshaw on 19th November 2012

Coventry's Upper Precinct shopping area has gone panto-tastic with the addition of our eye-catching Sleeping Beauty banners. Read more

Sleeping Beauty backdrop

A glimpse of the Sleeping Beauty set design

Posted by anon on 13th November 2012

Designer Mark Walters has sent us some photos of his amazing set designs for our panto Sleeping Beauty which promises to be more amazing and glittery than ever! Read more

Elizabeth Jelley, Hollie Anne Cartwright & Stuart Gannon

Rehearsals get underway for Sleeping Beauty

Posted by anon on 13th November 2012

The cast of Sleeping Beauty have arrived for rehearsals so we welcomed them in true Belgrade style with tea and delicious pastries. Here's some photos from t... Read more

Nanny Knot needs your man!

Posted by anon on 9th November 2012

Our panto Dame, Nanny Knot from Sleeping Beauty, is on the lookout for some courageous men to join her on the Main Stage this Christmas and assist with a birthday... Read more

Katy Stephens (the Wicked Fairy Carabosse)

Meet the cast of Sleeping Beauty

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 9th November 2012

Iain Lauchlan is back at the Belgrade to play the dame in this year's pantomime, but who else will be performing alongside him? Read more

Sneak peek at some early panto costume designs

Posted by anon on 5th November 2012

Take a look at these early costume sketches by our designer Mark Walters to get an idea of what some of this year's panto characters will look like. Read more

Katy Stephens in Jack & the Beanstalk. Credit Robert Day

Award-winning RSC actress Katy Stephens signs on for panto

Posted by anon on 5th November 2012

Award-winning, Coventry based actress Katy Stephens has signed up to appear alongside Coventry’s panto legend Iain Lauchlan in Sleeping Beauty Read more

Designer Mark Walters tells us about the set and costumes for Sleeping Beauty

Posted by anon on 10th August 2012

We chatted to designer Mark Walters to find out what the set and costumes for this year's pantomime, Sleeping Beauty will be like. Read more

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