Sleeping Beauty

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Once upon a time, a beautiful princess was born. Her Dad the King invites guests from all corners to celebrate his baby girls birth, but one evil person was not in the mood for celebrating or partying. Malicious, the wicked and mean fairy, gets out all the dirty tricks and casts a terrible curse on the beautiful Princess Beauty. On her 18th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep for one hundred years!

We all know the story but yesterday we got to go and see it live on stage at The Theatre Royal in Lincoln. As soon as we walked in we noticed the stage dressed in sparkly sequins and swirly writing. We took our seats and began to get very excited about the performance. And also a little nervous as after the show we were due to interview the Prince and the Princess live on stage in front of the whole school, gulp!


Martin Daniels as the hilarious Muddles

The production was absolutely amazing, the lights, the music and of course the pantomime acting all wowed the crowd. Lola, a student from Monks Abbey, told the YJA team, “The show was awesome, we couldn’t stop laughing at Muddles the jester, he was sooo funny!” Wiktoria from Year 4 added, “Prince Valour was great at singing. The cast sang ‘Uptown Funk’ and everyone was dancing in their seats. I definitely want to come to see another pantomime.”

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Vicky looking less scary in the jungle last year

This year’s show featured some famous faces too. ‘Allo, ‘Allo!’ star Vicky Michelle MBE, was excellent as Malicious the evil fairy. She was best character at getting the crowd booing and jeering. ‘Allo, Allo! was a very popular comedy in the 80’s & early 90’s [Ask your Mum or Dad] Vicky Michelle also starred in last year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and took on all the creepy crawlies in the jungle. She was joined on stage by Emmerdale star Peter Amory, who played The King and Martin Daniels who was the King’s jester Muddles. Martin Daniels performed some mind blowing magic tricks and had the audience in stitches with his jokes.

After seeing the show and chatting to some of the cast we can’t recommend going to see this enough.



2 Responses to Sleeping Beauty

  1. admin December 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Well done Monks Abbey, a lovely review. The interview with some of the stars from the show was an added bonus.

    My wife always enjoys panto – having seen this article there’ll be no stopping her getting tickets for this production!

    YJA Senior Editor

  2. Nicola Dickens December 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    What a fantastic review!! Very well written and so informative but also more importantly, you loved the pantomime! Thanks so much for supporting Lincoln Theatre Royal! Hope to see you next year at Cinderella and we are all sure you will feature in the national Press in a few years time!! Thank you. XX