Sleeping Beauty

December 2007

Long ago and far away the King and Queen of Arcadia are celebrating the birth of their daughter Princess Beauty. However, the celebrations are short-lived when an angry black fairy, Carabosse, turns up to the Christening and bestows a curse on the baby because she had not received her invitation. When Princess Beauty reaches the age of 18 she will prick her finger on a needle and die!

Luckily, the Lilac Fairy hasn’t bestowed her gift and manages to lift some of the curse. Instead of dying, Beauty will sleep for a hundred years and be woken by the kiss of a handsome prince. As the court don’t want to leave Beauty to wake up to a world where she doesn’t know anyone they too will sleep for a hundred years.

A century later, Prince Michael arrives and after fighting off Carabosse’s Black Knight awakens Beauty with a kiss. The rest of the court is woken by the Lilac Fairy and a wedding is soon planned. However, Carabosse is not to be thwarted so easily and she hatches another plan to get rid of the princess. Will the prince rescue Beauty? Will Carabosse be defeated? All is revealed as the show unfolds!


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The Minstrel

Don McKay

The Stalk

Lucy Robson

King Of Arcadia

Chris Baker

Queen Of Arcadia

Ruth Montgomery-Law

Nanny Fanny Cranny

Lawrence Allwright

Pickles (The Page)

Becky Chisem

Silver Fairy Godmother

Christine Suggars

Gold Fairy Godmother

Lauren Bachman

Lilac Fairy Godmother

Karen Jackson

Carabosse (The Black Fairy)

Lynda Collins

Princess Beauty

Emily Humphries

Prince Michael Of Monrovia

Wolfie Hammerbacker


Lauren Bachman
Jim Henson
Mark Jones
George Kelly
Tracy Pavard
Keith Popely
Lol Smith
Christine Suggars


Amy Bassinder
Leah Butlin
Helen Cole
Gemma Harrison
Andjelka Ivanovic
Amy James
Sasha McLintock
Lewis McKay
Billy Mahoney
Carla Morrey
Charlotte Newman
Olivia Salour
Mallory Schwartz
Niall Swords


Production Manager

Simon Ockenden


Maxine Evans

Stage Manager

Paul Robbins


Yvette Curtin

Backstage Crew

Jonathan Shadlock
Nick Shadlock
Dave Winfield
Fred Best
Dan Cooper
Natalie Rozanski
Dora Lillywhite
Craig Deverell
Martin Coates
Markie Webb
Stephen Robbins
Allan Dixon
Bob Hacking
Tim Powers (uncredited)

Lighting Designer

Chris Glenton

Lighting Operator

Matt Watson

Follow Spot Operator

Keith Moss

Sound Manager

Scott Andrews

Sound Assistant

Ed Smith


RaeAnna Hammerbacker

Settings conceived by

Maxine Evans

Settings Designer

Paul Robbins

Specialist Staging Artefacts & Props

Don McKay
Lawrence Allwright
Bob Hacking
Paul Robbins

Technical Consultant

Brian Moroney

Additional Settings Builders & Painters

Paul Robbins
Don McKay
Bob Hacking
Brian Moroney
Stephen Robbins
Lauren Bachman
Lawrence Allwright
Chris Baker

Priory Centre Liaison

Richard Fitt

Wardrobe Mistresses

Maxine Evans
Lauren Bachman

Dame’s Dresser

Val Linnell

Front Of House Manager

Ian Jackson

Front Of House Helpers

Members of VAMPS & St Neots Players

Merchandise Coordinator

Maxine Evans

Sweets Coordinator

Lynda Collins


Ian Francis
Christine Suggars
Members of St Neots Players


Peter Constable
Christine Suggars

Signage Creation

Don McKay

Banner/Poster/Programme Cover Design

Ian Francis

Programme Design / Editing

Christine Suggars

Box Office

Ian Francis
St Neots Priory Centre