The return of the People’s Panto

Once upon a time a beautiful Princess was placed under a terrible curse by the wicked fairy Carabosse! Just one prick of her finger and Princess Beauty would fall into a cursed sleep for 100 years only to be woken by true love’s kiss…

With the help of the Queen and the hapless court jester Chester, will the handsome Prince be able to break the spell?

You can find out in the all-singing, all-dancing pantomime of your dreams!

The People’s Panto has become something of a must-see, garnering rave reviews like “slick, smart and big-hearted” (Dick Whittington, 2019) and “massively fun” (Cinderella, 2018).

The People’s was devastated to have to cancel the show last year. It’s always a huge part of the Theatre’s calendar and brings so much joy to members and audiences.

Director Pamela Birleson comments:

“Myself and the team are over the moon to finally see the show we have imagined on stage after two years of struggling. We have all been working so hard through all of the pandemic and challenges we have faced. We can’t wait to show everyone and bring Panto back to the People’s Theatre!”

This is Pamela’s first time directing the Panto, but she’s stage-managed plenty and is ready and excited for the challenge.

“It’s been a wonderful experience, and the show is packed with energy, jokes, and most of all, fun!”

The script is written by North-East Panto legend Tom Whalley. Tom’s award-winning scripts marry classic stories with comedy and modern twists, and the team are excited to be bringing his Sleeping Beauty to the People’s stage for the first time.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Saturday 11 December to Sunday 19 December. All of the afternoon performances are full, but there are tickets available for the evening shows. So don’t snooze and book yours now!

All details are on the website

Please follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and/or support us with a regular donation