Featuring an all-female cast
Battersea's Theatre503 has announced a new, all-female cast and extended run for Cinderella and the Beanstalk, produced in association with Sleeping Trees and running from Wednesday 5 December to Saturday 5 January
Singing, dancing and fighting their way through panto-pandemonium, is the all-female cast comprising Louise Beresford, Severine Howell-Meri, Amanda Shodeko and Anna Spearpoint.
Written by acclaimed comedyoutfit The Sleeping Trees, Cinderella and the Beanstalk is a mega-mix pantomime medley in which fairytale characters collide and favourite stories overlap in unexpected ways.
Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director of Theatre503 says, "After four years of performing in their hugely popular Christmas shows at Theatre503, it is fantastic to support The Sleeping Trees in the next stage of their development, as they take time off the stage and focus on themselves as writers. Their brilliant words, wit and wonder will be brought to life by a fresh, new cast. This show really hits every festive spot – full of joy, characters we all know and love, and uncontrollable laughs for literally all ages, families, and friends."
Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumpelstiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted Golden Eggs from the top of The Beanstalk. She must complete her quest to recover her glass slipper, but Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and Jack’s pregnant cow are all doing their best to get in the way, so her mission might not be quite as easy as she thought.
Venue: Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BW
Dates and times: 5 December 2018 – 5 January 2019:
Weds - Sat at 7pm + Sat / Sun at 2.30pm
Mondays 24 + 31 December at 2pm
No performance: 26 December, 1 January
Box Office: theatre503.com / 020 7978 7040
Tickets: £19 / £15 (concession)
Pay what you can for Wednesday 5 December performance. Family tickets are also available.
Theatre503 is an award winning theatre which supports and stages more first time writers than any other theatre in the country. At the heart of this commitment is a belief that the most important element in a writer's development is to see their work on a stage, in front of an audience, performed to the highest professional standard. Over 100 new pieces of work are staged at 503 in a year, ranging from 1-2 night short pieces to full length 4 week runs. Careers started at 503 include Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer), Anna Jordan (Yen), Katori Hall (Mountaintop), Jon Brittain (Rotterdam) – the last two productions started at 503 and won Olivier Awards.
Described by Time Out as ‘the birth child of Monty Python and The League of Gentlemen’, the Sleeping Trees are a trio of comedy writers and performers. Formed in 2009 at the University of Chichester, the company has made nine full-length shows to date, including two family pantomimes; Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Theatre503 & The Old Market); and Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves (Theatre503).
December 3, 2018