Buxton Opera House

Sleeping Beauty

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...

The beautiful Princess is about to celebrate her birthday. The King has banned all spinning wheels from the kingdom, but will this save the Princess from the Evil Fairy's curse? 

Join our brilliant cast and the handsome Prince as they try to save the day and stop Sleeping Beauty's 100-year slumber! 

Add in some side-splitting comedy, colourful dance routines and a scary dragon, and you've got all the ingredients for an unforgettable Christmas pantomime.

Click here to find out more about our VIP Panto Package.

Relaxed performance:
Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 5.30pm. Click here for more information or download our visual story below.

BSL interpreted performance:
Wednesday 28 December 2022 at 5.30pm

Cast & Creatives

Rebecca Mendoza Fairy Liquid
James Holmes Carabossy
Matthew Jay Ryan Jock
Jennifer Hague Queen
Andrew Sharpe King
Aidan Bailey Thomas the Cat
Georgia Gallagher Princess Beauty
Ross Clifton Prince Gorgeous
Ross Runai Ensemble
Megan Reidy Ensemble
Sean Singh Ensemble
Jessica Wright Ensemble
Richard Atkinson Musical Director 
Greg Pringle Percussionist
Steve Cooper Bass player


Paul Kerryson Director
Tracey Iliffe Choreographer
Charles Cusick-Smith Costume Designer
Tom Davis Lighting Designer
Eoin O'Grady Sound Designer
Simon Birchall Sound Operator
Sally Boot Costume Supervisor
Ruby Enticknap Costume Assistant
Paul Brown Company Stage Manager
Amber Leadbetter Deputy Stage Manager
Chloe-Danielle Robson Assistant Stage Manager
Willow Mercer Dresser to James Holmes

Pre-show dining in the Pavilion Gardens Restaurant
Please reserve your pre-show dining when you buy your theatre tickets. We don't take any payment for your meal, the Pavilion Gardens team will contact you to confirm your reservation. Click here to see a sample menu.

  • Duration: 2hr 20mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £20.50-£26 (*Premium prices)



Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children under 16: £2 off
School & Children’s Groups of 10 or more: £11-£12 (one adult free per ten children)
Adult Groups of 10 or more: £17-£18
Children 2 or under: £2.50 (on parent’s knee)
Babies under 12 months: Free (on parent’s knee)
Relaxed performance (Wed 14 Dec, 5.30pm): £10 (one essential companion FREE)