THURROCK Council and Polka Dot Pantomimes have announced the Thameside Theatre’s family pantomime for Christmas 2015 will be Sleeping Beauty.
From the team behind last year’s record-breaking Snow White, comes this year’s hilarious pantomime with spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes and amazing special effects, Sleeping Beauty tells the tale of a beautiful princess who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into a deep sleep thanks to the evil spell cast by the wicked fairy.
Back by popular demand is Essex heartthrob Jeff Brazier (Dancing On Ice and This Morning), who will leave audiences in a spin as he returns to play the handsome Prince for a spell.
With great early bird offers Sleeping Beauty is the best value panto in Essex. It will run from Friday, 4 December to Sunday, 3 January with a meet-the-cast night, two performances on Boxing Day and a “relaxed performance” designed specifically for people on the autistic spectrum and their families.
There is also a dedicated bookings person for schools, educational groups and parties of 20 or more.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday, 11 June, and can be booked online 24/7 (at www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre) or by telephone (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays (0845 300 5264).
Panto fans can also buy tickets in person at the Thameside Theatre in Grays on any Saturday morning between 10am and 1pm – the box office will also be open from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, 13 and Saturday, 20 of June.