Pricked by a spindle on her 16th birthday, Sleeping Beauty falls into a deep, deep sleep under the watchful eye of the mischievous, flatulent Fairy Goody – whose spell backfired and left her with wonky wings. Obliged to play matchmaker for the slumbering princess, Goody puts prospective princes through their paces in search of the one who will awaken her mistress with a kiss.But the prospect of happy-ever-after is not so straightforward in this gleefully gruesome take on the traditional tale. Perilous secrets will be revealed and ogres lurk within the kingdom, as Beauty uses all her wits to get her family home safe.FAMILY WORKSHOP On Sat 15 and Sun 16 December, we are hosting fun workshops for 5-10 year olds and their adult companions. More infoSCHOOLS' BOOKING FORM Click here to request tickets online or download a form (schools only).Gorbals schools performances supported by Arnold Clark.CHARITY PREVIEW All proceeds go to the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Preview 1 Dec
Audio Described 13 Dec, 10.30am
Audio Described 15 Dec, 7pm
Signed 13 Dec, 7pm
Captioned 20 Dec, 7pm
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Recommended for 5+


What was said about last year’s show:

“After going to the Citzens Theatre at Christmas, I will never go elsewhere again. I would highly recommend it to everyone, young and old.”
Audience member

“Built on artistic integrity and ancient folklore, [the Citizens] Christmas exports are creative and original… attempting to reinvent stories which have fascinated us for centuries. A refreshing antidote to the traditional pantomime.”

“a stylishly theatrical alternative to traditional pantomime…the Gorbals playhouse has another hit Christmas show.”
Sunday Herald

  • Cast & Creative Team
    CASTAlasdair Hankinson - Minstrel/Table Slave Lucy Hollis - Beauty Kathryn Howden - Fairy Goody John Kielty - Ogre Mark McDonnell - King/Ogress Rosalind Sydney - Queen Owen Whitelaw - Prince of Nerds/NervesCREATIVE TEAMDominic Hill - Director Naomi Wilkinson - Designer Guy Hoare - Lighting Design Paddy Cunneen - Music Design Debbie Hannan - Assistant Director Benedicte Seierup - Movement Director Lucien MacDougall - Movement Director
Running Time: 2 hrs approx (including interval)

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