Sleeping Beauty 2018

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Show: 17th – 21st January 2018 at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

We need volunteers for various things throughout the run-up to the show, and the week of the show. If you are a budding dress maker, make-up artist or raffle runner please contact us! Any time you can give us fantastic, and we can put everyone to work!

ACT 1

Scene 1: Fairy Glade the story of the fairies told by the narrator. The narrator explains how eight fairies lived in harmony in the fairy-glade and how Maleficent falls in love with a mortal who is very accident prone and ends up slipping on a banana skin, banging his head and losing his memory, forgetting all about Maleficent and goes off to become a Knight of the Realm. Maleficent thinks he has jilted her and loses her temper for the first time causing chaos and as a punishment her wings are taken from her making her earth bound and subsequently evil. She leaves the fairy-glade and lives alone with only a crow for company.

Scene 2: Palace State Room Princess Aurora’s Christening Day, the court is visited by the seven ‘good’ fairies who all but one bestow a gift. As the last fairy is about to give her gift, Maleficent arrives. Angered that she was not invited, she casts a spell that curses Aurora to die on her 16th birthday by the pricking of her finger on a spinning wheel. After her exit, the last fairy amends the curse so that she will sleep until true loves kiss awakes her. The Queen declares her daughter should be brought up unaware of who she really is and be raised in Woodland by Nurse Nefertiti and one of the court Knights

Scene 3: Palace Corridor The banishing of the spinning wheels and the departure of the Dame and Knight with the baby

Scene 4: Woodland Cottage As Aurora grows she befriends the woodland animals. Her ‘parents’ are not coping too well with domestic life and parenthood. Unknown to them Maleficent has followed them and also befriends Aurora when she is playing alone

Scene 5: Woodland School The years pass and Aurora is now at school with the other children from the village. She becomes best friends with one of hte boys from the village who in turn falls madly in love with her

Scene 6: Woodland Village It is the day of the village fete and also the eve of Aurora’s 16th birthday. There are all sorts of festivities going on including a maypole and some cheeky Morris Dancers. Aurora meets a handsome young man and falls in love

Scene 7: Maleficent’s Lair Her plan unfolds on how she is going to use their friendship to trick the Princess into using the one and only spinning wheel left in the kingdom

Scene 8: Woodland Cottage It’s Aurora’s 16th Birthday and the King and Queen have sent news that they are to visit and explain who she really is. Before they get there Maleficent arrives and presents Aurora with a spinning wheel for her birthday. Just as the King, Queen and members of the court arrive Aurora pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. We end the act with Maleficent regaining her power of flight – Defying Gravity

Act 2

Scene 1: Palace State Room Aurora is laid out and the Palace is in mourning. The Dame, Knight Fever and Billy are sent on a quest to find the Prince so he can awake the Princess with ‘true loves kiss’. The fairies visit and put the rest of the court to sleep, but not before bursting into song!

Scene 2: Maleficent’s Lair Aware of what has been going on, she conjures up a wall of thorns that surrounds the Palance and a fire breathing dragon to prevent entry by any do-gooders

Scene 3: Woodland Cottage The Dame, Knight Fever and Billy arrive at hte cottage where they find The Prince and his valet. They hatch a plan to awake the Sleeping Beauty

Scene 4: Wall of Thorns Possible UV Scene. The Prince and his band of followers fight theiir way through the thornes……..

Scene 5: Outside the Palace ……only to come face to face with a fire breathing dragon. The Prince/Billy defeats the dragon and gains entry to the Palace

Scene 6: Palace Station Room The Prince/Billy tenderly kisses the Sleeping Beauty and awakes her. But then Maleficent appears, there is a final battle and the Prince/Billy is triumphant. Another chance for them to burst into song!

Scene 7: House Number To be themed around Lok’n’Store – Dame, Knight Fever, Maleficent and Crow

Scene 8: Palace State Room It’s wedding time, Walk down and finale number – Spread The Love Around

Cast

Narrator 1 Lauren Davies
Narrator 2 Ian Draisey
Narrator 3 Amy Ford
Narrator 4 Andy Richards
Narrator 5 Terri Barnes
Queen Gertrude Jo Beech
King Cecil Clive Minor
Princess Aurora Amelia Litchfield
Young Aurora Rebecca Hayward
Dame Nelly David Wicks
Knight Fever Jack Ebsworth
Lord Chamberlain Rich Llewellyn
Cook Kath Geeves
Fairy/Nun Alan Lack
Fairy/Nun Ann Chambers
Queen Zilla Heidi Mountcastle
King Kong Mike Barrall
Prince Vanity Victoria Farrar
Valet Elizabeth Landon
Mayor of Woodland Jonathan Litchfield
Village Idiot Connor Jeffrey
Billy George Wyles
Malifisent Ashleigh Hammond
Crow 1 Harry Brown
Crow 2 Mackenzie Pengelly

DANCER/FAIRY 
Fairy 1 Millie Hunt
Fairy 2 Ronalee Galhena
Fairy 3 Imogen Burn
Fairy Sisters Izzy Brown & Hannah Patrick
Junior Vacancy – to be allocated in Sept
Junior Vacancy – to be allocated in Sept
Junior Vacancy – to be allocated in Sept

SENIOR DANCERS
Georgia Westley
Hannah Patrick
Imogen Burn 
Izzy Brown
Lucy Bishop
Millie Hunt
Ronalee Galhena
JUNIOR DANCERS
Angel Bravery
Be Stainer
Grace Brooks
Holly Bishop
Isabel Bayes
Kaycie Lyman
Margaret Clarke
Mollie Simpson
Rebecca Paulaskaite-Zile
Robbie Hickling – To be confirmed
Shannon Lyne
Stefanie Langton
Tegan Dalton

SENIOR CHORUS

Andrew Tidbury
Ashleigh Weigleb-Potter
Bob Townson
Brian Heathcote – To be confirmed
Clare Patrick
Debbie Bishop
Deborah Draisey
Grace Tidbury
Hannah Johnson
Heidi Mountcastle
Janet Wicks
Karen Leveridge
Katie Forton
Keely-Beth James
Kirsty Woodward
Liam Standing
Linda Westley
Lisa Forton
Louise Fenwick
Mike Barrall
Rebecca Coughlan
Reece Whitlock
Roger Osborne
Ryan Lunness
Sarah Brown
Sharon Dodson
Theo Barnes

JUNIOR CHORUS
Alyssa Lyman
Naikiya Merchant
Polly Asbery
Ella Coughlan
Mollie-Rae Nicholson
Katie Harley
Leonna Oliver
Jessica Coombs
Macy Venn
Katrina Komarova
Kez Stainer
Bethany Croxon
Phoebe Odell