When the opening night curtain rises on the St Austin’s Players production of Sleeping Beauty later this month, it will be understandable if two members of the Wakefield ‘am dram’ society’s team are casting especially keen eyes and ears over the audience’s reaction.
This year’s St Austin’s panto, which runs from November 20 to 22, will be an almost entirely in-house production, the script having been written by society member Keith Lowe, who’ll also be directing proceedings, with the assistance of Ted Woodhouse.
The essential story of Sleeping Beauty is, of course something that can’t be changed, but Messrs Lowe and Woodhouse have, we are assured, brought their own essence to this magical tale.
Like all the best pantomimes it begins in a land far away, where a baby is born to the king and queen – but things soon get complicated…
With plenty of popular songs and a creative storyline, a fun-filled time for all the family is promised.
Performances take place at St Austin’s Theatre, on Wentworth Terrace, starting at 7.30pm nightly with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.
Tickets are priced £8–£10 (concessions available) with family tickets £24–£30.
To book tickets, call Anne on 01924 382371 or go to www.staustinsplayers.co.uk