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Ginger Hibiscus | LOOK AHEAD: Cinderella and the Beanstalk at Theatre503
Ginger Hibiscus | LOOK AHEAD: Cinderella and the Beanstalk at Theatre503
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02 Dec LOOK AHEAD: Cinderella and the Beanstalk at Theatre503

Director – Tom Attenborough
Writer/Performer – John Woodburn
Writer/Performer – James Dunnell-Smith
Writer/Performer – Joshua George Smith
Musician/Composer – Mark Newnham
Movement Director – Polly Bennett
Production Manager – Heather Doole
Set Designer – Simon Wells
Producer – Alice Carter

Theatre503 have announced their first ever family festive show, brought to us by award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees. A three-man pantomime with a twist, Cinderella and the Beanstalk is directed by critically-acclaimed Tom Attenborough, blending the classic elements of a well-loved pantomime with an astonishing range of fast paced, physical and bare-knuckled comedy.

Sleeping Trees have booked the venue. They’ve bought the costumes. But, there’s just one problem. They’ve forgotten to cast any actors. These boys aren’t the kind of people to let an obstacle like this get in the way so they’re just going to have to play all the parts themselves. Join these three performers as they sing, dance and fight their way through ninety minutes of panto-pandemonium.

This is a glorious cocktail of everyone’s favourite pantomimes; follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumpelstiltskin blackmails the would-be princess to retrieve the coveted golden eggs from the top of the beanstalk in order to recover her glass slipper. But with Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and Jack’s pregnant cow all doing their best to get in the way, the delicious, oversized eggs may not be so easy to reach.

Sleeping Trees are known for their pared-down aesthetics and, although they will be building a set as they go along, the production will still retain their usual slapdash, stripped back, warehouse vibe. The company says: ‘We’re so excited to get cracking with this project as it’s something a little out of our comfort zone! We’re looking forward to tackling head on the physical and creative challenges that come with a pantomime; a genre which is alien to our style that gives us a world of fresh forms to play with and push to their breaking point’.

For tickets and information:
Venue: Theatre503
Dates: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 – Saturday 10th January 2015