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Shoreham Panto celebrates 10 years of festive fun!

Sleeping Beauty

Shoreham Panto celebrates 10 years of festive fun!

‘Make a wish come true…!’

Following 10 whole years of record-breaking panto fun at the Ropetackle, LP Creatives return this Christmas with the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty! This firm family favourite promises to be an amazing pantomime to continue our fine reputation for high-quality panto fun!

After pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel, Sleepy Jean is put under a cruel spell and made to sleep for a hundred years. Only true love and a handsome Prince can break the spell before time runs out!

Along with Nurse ‘Sister Slumber’ and the Princess’s best friend ‘Cheeky’, can the boys and girls help wake up the townsfolk of ‘Snoreham-by-Sea’ and rid themselves of the evil ‘Carabosse’ and her nefarious plans to take over the world!!?

Produced once again by LP Creatives, expect more magic, music, comedy and mayhem! The perfect family outing this Christmas.

This pantomime has dazzling first class production values, all your favourite songs, a very funny script with and all the special panto traditions.

Panto star Nick Beat (last year’s ‘Wishy Washy’) returns to head another fantastic cast, including the cream of Shoreham’s very own local children’s talent, on an unforgettable journey over the festive period.

With stunning visual effects, magic, puppetry and a high flying tale to tell, LP Creatives are back by popular demand at Ropetackle. Producer Lorna Price said: “Last year we were delighted to welcome theatre goers to our panto, after all the lockdown madness. We were one of only 21 venues to put on a Christmas show two years ago and it was great to see audiences slowly returning. This year we have pulled out all the stops and we promise to bring a show to Shoreham that will totally amaze everybody!

“We are so fortunate to have such an amazing venue with an amazing and loyal audience – it allows us to give the people of Shoreham and surrounding areas some fantastic memories! We have a stunning set that has to be seen to be believed, along with a fabulous professional cast. The panto is full of fun and larger than life characters, the children are going to love it!”

A highly experienced and professional cast will fill the roles this year – with comedy-a-plenty comes from ‘Dame Sister Slumber’ played by the hilarious James Austin Harvey with his brand of anarchic naughtiness! – James will also be directing the show this year.

Producer, writer and director Tom Beard says: “We have sold out every year now for the last seven years or so and literally cannot fit any more shows in, which I hope shows that we are getting people talking and interested in coming to Ropetackle for their festive treat! We understand that people might be struggling, especially around Christmas time so we’ve tried to keep ticket prices as reasonable as possible. We can’t wait to see the audience return this year – we’ve sold out lots of shows already – and we hope to perhaps see some new faces too!

“This show will be driven by an extremely fun and unique experience – as well as being a spectacular extravaganza for the senses! It is very important for children to come to the theatre – to see something spectacular in real life during the festive season makes everything seem so much bigger and better! This is why it is so important for us to produce big family shows. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is deservedly a lot of folks’ favourite pantomime, as it has so many elements to make an amazing show. It will be a chance for all generations to spend time together at the theatre this Christmas. Not only does this time help strengthen the family bond; it helps to nurture a love of live theatre in the youngest of audience members.”

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