Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

★★★★ 'Leaving you ready to break out your jazz hands by the end.’ Time Out

★★★★ 'Magical. Full of sparkling fairy dust.’ LondonTheatre1

'This is pantomime at its most magical.’ The Times

‘Beautifully designed. A stunning and diverse array of settings and costumes.’ The Stage

‘Futuristic panto for the Fortnite generation. A panto for the present day.’ The Guardian

‘Full of imagination… a lively and enthusiastic performance.’ WhatsOnStage

 'A fun, visual spectacle that bombards you with sprinkle dust and good vibes, which will have you sashaying in the aisles.' Words of Colour

Theatre Royal Stratford East brings you a brand new festive adventure!

Sleeping Beauty has been in a deep sleep for a hundred years... but wakes to find herself in a new city with a cruel fairy hot on her heels...

Expect our much loved mix of original songs, cracking jokes and a (huge) sprinkling of magic in London’s must-see pantomime.

Early bookers get the best prices and the best seats - so don’t snooze and lose - book today!

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Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

Attending with children: Please note that the Upper Circle is the top level in our theatre, so we recommend that smaller children (under 5s) sit in the Stalls or Dress Circle. If you are bringing a child under 2, then you can pay £1 for a lap seat. Please call the box office (020 8534 0310) to book. 

School performances: Please note that weekday matinee performances during school term-time are often attended by school groups – call our friendly box office team on 020 8534 0310 for school ticket prices or if you’d like any help choosing your seats for these performances.

Booking enquiries: When booking tickets online you cannot leave an isolated seat, so please call our friendly Box Office team on 020 8534 0310 if you need any help.


Access & Events

Time: 7pm, matinees 2.00pm
Price: from £10
Runtime: 130 minutes including interval
Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages
 Discounted tickets for under 17s
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

Access performances:
Relaxed Performance - Wed 02 Jan, 2pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 04 Jan, 7pm
BSL Performance - Sat 05 Jan, 2pm



Cast and Creative

Krystal Dockery as Fairy Stardust
Joshua Elliott as King Percy
Alice Frankham as Crow/Fairy Borealis/Mirror Antoinette
Josephine Melville as Mautitious Le Vicious
Ericka Posadas as Scarlett
Shaun Prendergast as Queen Pearl
Anthony Rickman as Forrest/Fairy Nightfall


Book and Lyrics by Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton
Original Music and Lyrics by Robert Hyman
Director - Matthew Xia
Designer - Lily Arnold
Lighting Designer - Ciarán Cunningham
Choreographer - Rachael Nanyonjo
Musical Director - Lee Freeman
Sound Designer - John Leonard
Special Effects - Scott Penrose
Assistant Director - Ebenezer Bamgboye
Fight Director- Philip d'Orléans
Casting Director - Debbie O’Brien

Krystal Dockery plays Fairy Stardust.


Her theatre credits include Mogadittion, Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith); The Internet Was Made For Adults (Vault Festival – Hitting the Wall Productions); An Ancien Regime (Hoxton Hall); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Shared Experience); and Peter Pan: A New Adventure (The Greenwich Theatre). Her Television credits include Serious Ocean.

Joshua Elliott plays King Percy.


He graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His theatre credits include Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket); King Lear (ATG National tour); and whilst training, The Man of Mode, Sweeney Todd, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His radio work includes A Patriot for Me and Something Understood for BBC Radio 3 & 4. He is a founding member of Top of the Hill Productions.

Alice Frankham plays Crow/Fairy/Borealis/Mirror Antoinette.


Her theatre credits include Jesus Hopped The A Train (HOME, Manchester); Mariage Blanc (Asylum Chapel, London); Robin Hood (Little Wolf Entertainment); Days Of Wine And Roses (Theatre 53Two, Manchester); Musical Men Who March Away (Dramatico Entertainment); Strindberg’s Women (Jermyn Street Theatre); Wuthering Heights The Musical (Iris theatre); Jurassic Lark – The Musical (Leicester Square Theatre); The Pint (Waterloo East Theatre); Jack And The Beanstalk (Buxton Opera House); Once Again to Zelda, Saint (Old Red Lion); Fred and Georgie (Greenwich Theatre); NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre); The Rivals (Panache Theatre); Vanessa and Virginia (Riverside Studios); and Pretty Ugly (The Rose Kingston). Her Television and film credits include Socialite in Genius, Picasso, The Royals, Quran, Cassie, Borderline, Love Me Do and Adot.

Josephine Melville plays Mauditious Le Vicious.


Her theatre credits include Moon Over A Rainbow Shawl, Party Girls, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Blaggers, The BiBi Crew (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Dick Whittington (Greenwich Theatre); Fruit Salad (Greenwich Theatre/Hackney Empire),  Hair (Theatre Clywd); O Babylon and Unfinished Business (Talawa Theatre Company);  Meetings (The Black Theatre Co-Op); Godspell (Oldham, Manchester);  Meetings (Nitro, formerly The Black Theatre Co-Op);  Unfinished Business (Oval for Talawa Theatre Company); Forty (Hackney Empire ); Funny Black Women on the Edge (Theatre Royal Stratford East/The Broadway Theatre Catford),  Aladdin (Hackney Empire); Macbeth (US Tour – Committed Artists of Great Britain) and The Coup (The National Theatre). She is co-founder of Aarawak Moon and has co-written Shoot 2 Win, which premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East and toured nationally. Her Television credits include L8R Youngers, Casualty, Rapping at the Royal, Prime Suspects 2, The Bill, Downtown Lagos and EastEnders.

Ericka Posadas plays Scarlett.


She graduated from the Musical Theatre Academy in 2018. Her theatre credits include Seussical (The Pleasance Theatre); Something Old Something New (Bernie Grants Arts Centre); Dangerous Daughters (The Bridewell Theatre); EP Danny Hero (Perfect Pitch). Her dance credits include In Motion Dance Festival (The Bunker Theatre). Her film credits include Shift.

Shaun Prendergast plays Queen Pearl.


His theatre credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (The Park Theatre); Cinderella (Theatre Royal Windsor); Geordie the Musical (Customs House) Oh What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East); As You Like It, Hamlet, A Going Concern (Hampstead Theatre); and Macbeth (Battersea Arts Centre). His Television and film credits include Dark Angel, EastEnders and Much Ado About Nothing.

Anthony Rickman plays Forrest/Fairy Nightfall.


He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2018. His theatre credits include Wonderland: A New Musical (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton are the writing team behind the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre’s perennial hit The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto. Titles include Mother Goose; Rock Around The Cluck; Cinderella; She Loves Shoe Yeah Yeah Yeah; Rapunzel and Hairway To Heaven. This year’s Snow Queen, Chillin' Me Softly, will be their 18 production for the theatres. They have also written various shows for theatres including, Oldham Coliseum, Derby Playhouse, New Victoria Newcastle, Bolton Octagon and the Wakefield Theatre Royal. They have written a short award-winning Health and Safety film and numerous final showcases at the Central School of Speech and Drama. They are currently working on their version of The Three Musketeers, All for One and Three for Two!

Robert Hyman has worked extensively at Theatre Royal Stratford East for the last 20 years both as a Composer and Musical Director. That body of work includes music and lyrics for Rapunzel (2018 Winner Great British Pantomime Awards for Musical Supervision), Cinderella (Olivier Award nominated), Pinocchio, AladdinRed Riding Hood and Dick Whittington (with Trish Cooke), as well as songs for The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, and scores for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Make Some Noise. He was also Musical Director for the hit musicals Tommy (Ramps on the Moon), The Big Life (Including West End), Come Dancing and Takeaway (all Theatre Royal Stratford East) as well as most Theatre Royal Stratford East pantomimes since 1998. Other projects include conducting a choir of 5000 at the O2; Musical Director for World Children’s Ensemble (Royal Albert Hall) and Reasons to be Cheerful (UK tour).

Matthew Xia directs. Xia will return to Theatre Royal Stratford East, where he was a former Associate Director, and most recently directed Shebeen (Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East). He was Associate Artistic Director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange where he directed BrinkInto The Woods and The Bruntwood Award Winning Wish List (Royal Court Co-Production). Other credits include Blue/OrangeThe Sound of YellowSizwe Banzi Is Dead (Young Vic), I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the Sky, Aladdin, The Blacks (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Dublin Carol (The Sherman Theatre) and Frankenstein (Royal Exchange). 





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