PANTO-tastic! WIN a FAMILY ticket to Sleeping Beauty
Fancy winning a FAMILY TICKET to see this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty? Read on to find out more…
Two television favourites are heading up the cast for this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto Sleeping Beauty – plus some regular faces also make a return and all are guaranteed to provide plenty of festive fun for families.
The panto will step back in time to the turn of the last century in a grand country house where Coronation Street actor and children’s television legend Derek Griffiths will be using his magical powers as Chortwood the butler to ward off the evil Dowager Aunt Vipera, played by EastEnders ‘Jean Slater’ Gillian Wright.
Derek Griffiths is best-known to a generation of TV viewers for hosting classic children’s programmes Play School and Play Away, and more recently became a familiar face on small screen again for his portrayal of motor-bike loving and mild-mannered mechanic Freddie Smith on the Weatherfield ‘cobbles’. He first won the hearts of Norwich panto-goers 12 years ago when he appeared in the 2005-2006 Theatre Royal production of Peter Pan, playing Captain Hook.
EastEnders actor Gillian Wright will be leaving the soap’s Albert Square and heading to Norfolk for her role as the panto baddie.
They both join seasoned Theatre Royal panto comedy double-act Richard Gauntlett and Ben Langley. Richard is returning to Norwich once again as director, writer and panto dame and ‘housekeeper’ Mrs Midges for his 17th festive production in the city, teaming up for the fourth consecutive year with comedian and variety star Ben Langley as Muddles Midges, the ‘under-gardener’.
The cast is completed by Elizabeth Carter (recently seen at the Theatre Royal as the lead Laura in Dreamboats & Petticoats) as Sleeping Beauty/Patience Midges, while Glenn Adamson, (who has spent the last two Christmases in panto at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre) will play her Prince/The Honourable Timothy Norbridge. Professional opera singer Stephen Godward (who performed recently in Norwich with The National Gilbert & Sullivan Company) will be bringing his rich vocals to the role of Lord Teddy Norbridge of Norbridge Abbey.
Richard Gauntlett has promised Sleeping Beauty will deliver lots of traditional panto fun with all the usual Norwich Theatre Royal special twists including lots of water. “We will be getting very wet this year. We will be getting very, very wet!” he said.
The show is running from DECEMBER 13 2017 TO JANUARY 14 2018.
Norwich Mumbler has once again joined forces with Norwich Theatre Royal to give one lucky family the chance to win a FAMILY ticket (for two adults and two children) to see Sleeping Beauty on Friday, December 15, at 7.30pm.
To be in with a chance of winning this prize, just answer the question below:
What is the name of the actress who is playing the evil dowager, Aunt Vipera?
Send your answer using the contact form HERE. Good luck!
1 x 4 tickets for Sleeping Beauty on Friday 15 December at 7.30pm
Competition Terms & Conditions
This competition is open to any person resident in the UK who is over 18 years old. Employees of the Theatre Royal, Norwich, or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible. Employees of Norwich Mumbler are not eligible. By entering, the participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
There are 4 tickets available to win, two adults and two children.
The winners must be available on Friday 15th December for the performance at 7.30pm.
The winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
The closing date is 7pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
The winner will be notified by email or telephone by Thursday 23rd November 2017.
The prize is not transferable to seats for another performance and no cash alternative is available.
The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
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