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Sleeping Beauty

Gala Performances

FairyTales would like to invite you to our opening night Gala Performance in Snetterton, Lincoln and York.
We hope to raise money for local charities and kick off our visit to these locations with a bang!

  • Doors open at 6pm with drinks reception for invited guests and dignitaries - all public welcome to join us
  • Choral Performances from local groups 
  • Face painting
  • Sleeping Beauty show starts at 7.15pm

If you would like to join us for this celebration tickets are now available!

  • Tour of Sleeping Beauty in the Middle East in Spring 2015

  • Doha February
  • Abu Dhabi March
  • Dubai April

Snow White

Beauty and the Beast

Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp

Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Bad Fairy

Sleeping Beauty

Good Fairy

 

Sleeping Beauty

At the christening of a king and queen's long-wished-for child, seven fairies are invited to be godmothers to the infant princess. The banquet back at the palace, the fairies seat themselves with a golden casket containing golden jeweled utensils laid before them. However, a fairy who was overlooked, having been within a certain tower for many years was thought to be either dead or enchanted, enters and is offered a seating, but not a golden casket since only seven were made. The fairies then offer their gifts of beauty, wit, grace, dance, song and music.

The bad fairy, angry at being overlooked, places the princess under an enchantment as her gift: the princess will prick her hand on a spindle and die. One fairy who hadn't yet given her gift, uses it to reverse the evil fairy's curse, but she can only do so partially: instead of dying, the princess will fall into a deep sleep for 100 years and be awoken by a king's son.

The king forbids spinning on spinning-wheels or spindles, or the possession of one, throughout the kingdom, upon pain of death. Fifteen or sixteen years pass, and one day when the king and queen are away, the princess wanders through the palace rooms and comes upon an old woman who is spinning with her distaff in the garret of a tower, as she had not heard of the king's decree against spinning wheels.

The princess asks to try the unfamiliar task and the inevitable happens: the curse is fulfilled. The old woman cries for help and attempts are made to revive the princess, but to no avail. The king attributes this to fate and has the princess carried to the finest room in the palace and placed upon a bed of gold-and-silver-embroidered fabric. The good fairy who altered the evil prophecy is summoned by a dwarf wearing seven-league boots and returns in a chariot of fire drawn by dragons. Having great powers of foresight, the good fairy sees that the princess will be distressed to awaken and find herself alone and so puts everyone in the castle to sleep.

The king and queen kiss their daughter goodbye and depart, proclaiming the entrance to be forbidden. The good fairy's magic also summons a forest of trees, brambles and thorns that spring up around the castle, shielding it from the outside world and preventing anyone from disturbing the princess.

A hundred years pass and a prince from another family spies the hidden castle during a hunting expedition. His attendants tell him differing stories regarding the happenings in the castle until an old man recounts his father's words: within the castle lies a beautiful princess who is doomed to sleep for a hundred years, whereupon a king's son is to come and awaken her.

The prince then braves the tall trees, brambles and thorns which part at his approach, and enters the castle. He passes the sleeping castle folk and comes across the chamber where the princess lies asleep on the bed. Struck by the radiant beauty before him, he falls on his knees before her. The enchantment comes to an end and the princess awakens and converses with the prince for a long time. Meanwhile, the rest of the castle awakes and go about their business. The prince and princess head over to the hall of mirrors to dine and are later married by the chaplain in the castle chapel.

 

We have the shows planned across the middle of the UK which are listed as follows

Snetterton Park

Norwich

Venue: Snetterton Park - NORWICH
Location: Snetterton, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 2JU
March 2015
5th - Opening night gala performance 7pm
6th - 5pm, 7.30pm
7th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
8th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm


Lincolnshire Show Ground

Lincoln

Venue: Lincolnshire Show Ground - LINCOLN
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 2NA
March 2015
13th - Opening night gala performance 7pm
14th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
15th - 12pm, 3pm
18th - 7pm
19th - 7pm
20th - 5pm, 7.30pm
21st - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
22nd - 12pm, 3pm


Yorkshire Race Course

York

Venue: York Racecourse - YORK
Location: Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX
March 2015
26th - Opening night gala performance 7pm
27th - 7pm
28th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
29th - 12pm, 3pm
April 2015
2nd - 7pm
3rd - 2pm, 5pm
4th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
5th - 12pm, 3pm
6th - 12pm, 3pm


Leeds

Leeds

Venue: The Tetley - LEEDS
Location: Hunslet Rd, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
April 2015
10th - 7pm
11th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
12th - 12pm, 3pm
15th - 7pm
16th - 7pm
17th - 5pm, 7.30pm
18th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
19th - 12pm, 3pm


Redcar

Redcar

Venue: Redcar Racecourse - REDCAR
Location: Thrush Road, Redcar, TS10 2BY
April 2015
23rd - 7pm
24th - 5pm, 7pm
25th - 11am, 2.30pm, 5.30pm
26th - 11am, 2.30pm, 5.30pm


Dumfries

Dumfries

Venue: Agricultural Showground - DUMFRIES
Location: The Show Field, Park Farm, Dumfries DG2 7LU
July 2015
17th - 5pm, 7.30pm
18th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
19th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm


Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Venue: Scott Ellis Recreation Ground - KILMARNOCK
Location: New Mill Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DE
July 2015
10th - 5pm, 7.30pm
11th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm
12th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm


Barrow

Barrow

Venue: Sandy Gap on Walney
Location: Barrow
July 2015
Friday 31st 7pm
August
Saturday 1st - 11am, 2pm, 5.30pm
Sunday 2nd 11am, 2pm, 5.30pm
Wednesday 5th - 7pm
Thursday 6th - 7pm
Friday 7th - 5pm, 7.30pm
Saturday 8th - 11am 2pm, 5.30pm
Sunday 9th - 11am 2pm, 5.30pm


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