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18/09/2020

Review: Sleeping Beauty


Enchanted Entertainment return to Ipswich Regent with panto favourite Sleeping Beauty.

It’s Sleeping Beauty’s Birthday party, however all is not well… When she was a baby an evil fairy cast a spell on her, that when she turned eighteen she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die!

sheilaHer Father, King Cole, banishes all sharp objects from his kingdom, however the Evil Fairy has other ideas, and Beauty finds herself in a part of the castle that she has never been to before, and, in that room is a spinning wheel.

Has the Evil Fairy really killed princess Beauty or will her prince charming rescue her from her slumber?

A star-studded cast that includes Sheila Ferguson, CBBC’s Ella Gilling, and Any Dream Will Do runner up Keith Jack brings this magic fairytale to life, with plenty of laughs and audience participation that we have come to expect from the Regent Pantomime.

Ella Gilling played a convincing Princess Tamara, whose name was the butt of many a joke. Keith Jack was a fantastic Prince Joseph, who, even managed to belt out a great musical number whilst jumping on a trampoline. And, Sheila Ferguson as expected, filled the auditorium with her amazing vocals.
A special mention to Alice Redmond, who lit up the stage as Fairy Fortywinks.

This show includes a fabulous 3D projection sequence that cleverly intertwined with the action on stage and brought a very special modern twist to this traditional pantomime.

Sleeping Beauty is at the Ipswich Regent Theatre until 2nd January. To book your tickets for this madcap, fun show visit www.ipswichregent.co.uk or telephone the Box Office on 01473 433100.

Review Wendy Cook, Ipswich24 Magazine

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