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The Wyvern Theatre's Sleeping Beauty Panto Review 2019
`TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY` and oh what a jolly evening we had attending The Wyvern Theatre's latest annual Pantomime spectacular Sleeping Beauty.
Total Guide was joined at the Press Review performance by two of our youngest team members: 2-year-old Florence Hutchings and 6-year-old Ava Matwiejczyk to give us their unique critique of this year's production and we can only say they were spellbound and entranced.
Sleeping Beauty is the much-loved fairytale of the beautiful Princess who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel making the evil Carabosse's curse condemn her to sleep for 100 years unless a handsome Prince falls in love with her and with a kiss lifts the curse.
The fun and games begin with the birth of the Princess and there are some hilarious moments with Happy Harry, Nanny Nutkins and the King. Lots of brilliant singing and dancing from the whole Ensemble especially Erin Bell as Princess Rose, Julian Quijano as the Prince, Julie Yammanee as Fairy Flora and, of course, Michelle Collins as the evil Carabosse. Michelle is a very convincing evil fairy who seemed to embrace all the hissing and booing aimed at her by a very enthusiastic audience of adults and children alike.
We loved the traditional feel of this Pantomime with the skeletons and `It`s Behind You!`, the water pistols aimed at the audience. the wonderful 12 Days of Christmas sketch and the lovely touch of 4 children from the audience coming on stage to participate. There is also an amazing sequence when Carabosse transforms into a dragon which enthralled everyone.
The whole cast was superb and the sets, lighting, and music of the highest standard. All in all, this was an amazing, spectacular evening which we would highly recommend you to see. Special mention to Chris Jarvis who not only starred as Happy Harry but also wrote and directed the show.
Thank you Wyvern Theatre for another wonderful Pantomime. You never cease to amaze and surprise us.
The Sleeping Beauty Pantomime is being held at The Wyvern Theatre from Saturday the 7th of December until the 5th of January 2020. To book you tickets please click HERE!
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