Sleeping Beauty – Hereford’s Pantomime of dreams!
Following rave reviews of 2023’s smash-hit, Dick Whittington, The Courtyard’s award-winning professional Christmas pantomime is back with Sleeping Beauty!
Step into a fabulous fairy-tale world of magical mayhem and an enchanted slumber that only true love can remedy. Complete with marvellous musical numbers, a sensational live band, stellar sets, and a wicked spell or two, don’t miss Hereford’s dream of a pantomime – Sleeping Beauty.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an experience to remember this festive season. Featuring all your favourite panto shenanigans live on stage, this spectacular show will be jam-packed with jolly jokes, terrific traditions, and plenty of audience participation!
Don’t get caught snoozing, book your tickets now!
WHAT IS A RELAXED PERFORMANCE?
A Relaxed Performance is specifically designed for those who would appreciate a less formal theatre environment. The show is adapted to be particularly Autism and Dementia Friendly. The aim is to retain all the magic of the pantomime experience but in a more relaxed environment through sensitive changes to the performance. A quiet, sensory room will also be provided for audience members to use if they need a break from the performance.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The relaxed performance is open to everyone but may benefit individuals with autism spectrum conditions, learning difficulties, sensory and communication difficulties, those living with dementia, parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive theatre-going experience.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO OTHER PERFORMANCES?
• We keep the lights on low over the auditorium.
• Effects in the show are toned down, especially if they involve sudden loud noises or flashes of bright light.
• We open the doors an hour before to allow audience members enough time to get to their seats.
• Audience members are free to move around, leave their seats and make noise during the show.
• A quiet, sensory room is available for audience members to use if they need a break from the performance.
• There will be audience participation, but individuals will not be picked on at random.
• Sweets will not be thrown out over the audience.
• The interval will be longer.
• Someone will hold up signs to warn about loud noises.
• Additional staff and stewards will be on board to help.
• A social story will be available to help familiarise audience members with the venue and performance before the show.