Fairies battle over sleepy princess at Castle Theatre

Sleeping Beauty The Castle Theatre.
Sleeping Beauty The Castle Theatre.

The classic story of that ever-so-drowsy fairytale heroine Sleeping Beauty is now being told at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough.

This production of Sleeping Beauty is an adaptation of that family-favourite account of a beautiful princess affected by an evil curse which forces her to sleep for many years.

The curse is placed upon the princess while she is still a baby and it is only when she turns 16 and pricks her finger on an old spinning wheel that she and the entire kingdom fall into a deep sleep.

Audiences are invited to join Isis the good fairy as she battles to protect Princess Rosie against the evil curse of Fireina, the bad fairy.

Will Isis be able to step into the action and save the entire Royal household?

This Christmas The Castle is again working with Paul Boyd, the writer of the 2008 Christmas show, Alice in Wonderland.

A spokeswoman said: “Paul will be bringing another all-singing, all-dancing production full of catchy sing-a-long tunes, fun and crazy characters and a party atmosphere that will get everyone in the festive mood.

“This Christmas, Sleeping Beauty promises to be the biggest, brightest, most beauty-filled story ever spun.”

Sleeping Beauty will continue until Saturday, December 29. Tickets range in price from £11. To book, ring the box office on 01933 270007 or log on to www.thecastle.org.uk