Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


Joy Productions and Broadway present


Written and directed by Susie McKenna

Welcome to Lewishtonia, where once upon a time, a princess is born. Not invited to the celebration party, wicked fairy Carabosse casts an evil spell which changes the Princess's life forever - but can she take charge of her own destiny? 

Packed with fun for all the family, and brought right up to date, Susie McKenna has crafted a spellbinding show with colourful characters, knockabout comedy, show-stopping routines and no shortage of magic and sparkle. The perfect Gothic fairytale with a soulful twist for Christmas 2024.

Susie McKenna has been working as an actor, writer and director for over 35 years nationally, in the West End and in television and film. Susie has always worked in Pantomime from her first theatre job in the ensemble to playing Principal Boy at Nottingham Playhouse for eight years, to writing and directing Hackney Empire’s first in house pantomime, Dick Whittington, in 1988. Susie went on to write and direct (and often appear in) the Hackney Empire pantomime to great critical acclaim, up to and including the 21st anniversary production of Dick Whittington in 2020, winning her Best Director at the Great British Pantomime Awards.


  • Saturday 7 December 13:00 (Preview)
  • Saturday 7 December 17:00 (Preview)
  • Friday 13 December 17:00
  • Saturday 14 December 13:00 
  • Saturday 14 December 17:00
  • Sunday 15 December 13:00
  • Sunday 15 December 17:00


GROUP BOOKINGS 10+ (10%OFF) 20+(15%OFF)30+(20%OFF)

Schools Performances

Please contact the box office if you would like to book a school group for one of the performances listed below.

The cost for school groups is £10 per head until Friday 19 July, and then will rise to £12.50. For every 10 students, one teacher goes free and no booking fees will be charged to school groups.

If you have any special needs or questions, please contact the box office on the email or phone number above and we'll be happy to help. 

(Please note: these performances are open to the public as well as schools.)

  • Wednesday 4 December - 10.30am
  • Thursday 5 December - 10.30am
  • Friday 6 December - 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 10 December - 10am (RELAXED PERFORMANCE)
  • Tuesday 10 December - 2pm
  • Wednesday 11 December - 10am
  • Wednesday 11 December - 2pm
  • Thursday 12 December - 10am (BSL SIGNED PERFORMANCE)
  • Thursday 12 December - 2pm
  • Friday 13 December - 1pm
  • Tuesday 17 December - 10am
  • Tuesday 17 December - 2pm
  • Wednesday 18 December - 10am
  • Wednesday 18 December - 2pm
  • Thursday 19 December - 10am
  • Thursday 19 December - 2pm
  • Friday 20 December - 10am