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Tea Break Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty?

publication date: Nov 23, 2020
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author/source: Anne Coates

Teabreak Theatre's Sleeping Beauty?

Turning a much-loved story on its head with an intriguing modern twist, Tea Break Theatre will present their new re-working of Sleeping Beauty?. This live and interactive epic Zoom adventure will feature puppetry, original music and comedy.

Everyone knows the story: in a faraway time and a faraway place, a beautiful Princess is asleep in a castle. But this time, it’s 2020, and that faraway tale is happening here and now. Prince wants to save the Princess, so sets off on an adventure with his faithful dog, Puff. Can he save the Princess and defeat the evil villain, Dreaver, who is determined to turn your own dreams against you, all in time for Christmas?

Written and directed by Katharine Armitage , Sleeping Beauty? is a fairy-tale for the 21st century. Families will be transported into a magical fairy-tale world, while exploring the feelings of loneliness, community, and isolation that have been heightened during the Covid-19 lockdowns. This uplifting and enlightening tale will explore how being honest about our emotions and identity can help our mental wellbeing. Sleeping Beauty? hopes to help adults and children alike feel grounded and empowered, in what for many has felt like a chaotic and uncontrollable year. 

Ensuring theatre is accessible for all families this Christmas, Tea Break Theatre will be using a "pay what you can" ticketing system, where low cost and free tickets are available for those who need them most.

Dates: Thursday 17 December to Wednesday 30 December 2020

10.30am performances – 20, 22, 23 December

5pm performances – 17, 18, 20, 21, 28 and 30 December

7pm performances – 18, 21, 22, 29 December

Running time: 50 minutes

Tickets are available as "pay what you can" from £5.

Advanced booking is available here.