Sleeping Beauty – Awakened in Time for Santa’s 2021 Visit……….………………………………
The launch of the Tyne Theatre 2021 pantomime was welcomed by fans of the festive celebration this week, when the cast took to the streets and various venues in the city to mark the occasion.
After being postponed in 2020 because of Covid, the scores of panto fans were pleased to see the cast, as their respective characters, visit the theatre, as well as make an appearance at their sponsors’ venues; Specsavers, Maldron Hotel and the picturesque Jesmond Dene House.
The launch of this year’s performance of Sleeping Beauty created a fantastic buzz at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, with the full cast in attendance - including Britain’s Got Talent Winner and singing sensation – Collabro’s Matt Pagan, who is playing ‘Prince’, and North East’s own home-grown talent – Laura Baxter, from Sunderland as ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Both were in full voice as they took to the stage to perform some powerful songs in front the local media that had gathered at the Westgate Road venue.
Hilarious Geordie comics Charlie Richmond as ‘Jester’ and Lewis Denny as ‘Dame’ were also on hand to offer their very own style of comedy to the proceedings.
Director Guy Pascall told us:
“To be back inside the theatre performing again with our fantastic cast has been a dream come true for us all. We’re absolutely delighted to be back treading the boards and if the welcome we received on the streets of Newcastle is anything to go by, then we’re going to be looking at our busiest panto run ever – it’s clear the general public have missed panto as much as we have!”
Enchanted Entertainment will be bringing 54 performances of Sleeping Beauty to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House from 3rd December 2021 – 3rd January 2022. The pantomime will feature a fantastic live band and for the first time ever in a Tyne Theatre panto, AMAZING 3D! especially designed for children in the audience and sponsored by Specsavers.
Organisers are assembling an amazing cast and planning some spectacular pantomime magic to ensure Sleeping Beauty will be a brilliant family panto with plenty of audience participation, fantastic sets and costumes, and of course jokes galore for all the family!
Tickets are on sale now and already selling fast, to book seats or for more information go to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House website www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk.