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Sleeping Beauty Cast Announcement!

Posted on: 14th September, 2018

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ annual pantomime is always a firm family favourite and so it is a pleasure to now be able to finally reveal the full cast for the upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, which opens Fri 30 Nov 2018 and runs until Sat 13 Jan 2019.

Firstly it is a tremendous joy to announce that this year’s dame, Nanny Fanny will be played by returning audience-favourite, Chris Clarkson. After winning everyone’s hearts (and a fair few phone numbers) as Dame Winona in Dick Whittington, we are thrilled that his cheeky but loveable antics will be returning. Also returning this year playing the evil fairy Carabosse, is Britt Lenting, who audiences will remember from her devastatingly powerful turn as Elvira in 2016’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. Last but not least we are delighted to have playing the role of Grub the kitchen boy, Oliver Mawdsley, who was last seen here at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds playing Jack in 2015’s Jack & the Beanstalk.

 Chris Clarkson (Nanny Fanny)


Britt Lenting (Carabosse)

Oliver Mawdsley (Grub)


There are some new faces joining us too, playing the dashing Prince Florin, Joseph Connor (who has played the Prince in Snow White at Cork Opera House and Prince Freddie in Rapunzel at the Gordon Craig Theatre); starring as the sleeping beauty herself Princess Aurora, Jasmine Hackett (in the ensemble of Abbaphonic with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and playing Alice Nutting in The Mystery of Edwin Drood for Arts Educational Schools London); in the role of the good Fairy Fortune, Elin Llwyd (Hannah in Estron for Welsh National Theatre and the title role in Cinderella at The Production Exchange) and finally playing regal King Edmund will be Neil Stewart (The Man in Spring Awakening at Hope Mill Theatre and Monsieur Marzipan in Beauty and the Beast at Watford Palace).

Joseph Connor (Prince Florin) 

Jasmine Hackett (Princess Aurora) 


Elin Llwyd (Fairy Fortune)


Neil Stewart (King Edmund)


Sleeping Beauty is a traditional family pantomime directed by Karen Simpson, written by Chris Hannon and produced by Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Performances run from Fri 30 Nov 2018 until Sat 13 Jan 2019. There is a BSL interpreted performance Wed 12 Dec at 2pm and a Relaxed Performance Fri 11 Jan at 1.30pm. The Gala Performance is Sun 9 Dec at 2pm. We are very grateful to our pantomime sponsor Premier Printers.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online here or visit the theatre in person.



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