|CHILD under 12||$10.00|
ONCE UPON A TIME there lived a king and queen who were very unhappy because they had no children…
Thus, sets the stage for Bendigo Theatre Company’s 2019 production of Sleeping Beauty – the Pantomime.
‘Pantomime’ has its roots firmly set in the 16th century French art form ‘Commedia dell’arte’ - with the beloved version of ‘The Panto’ as we know it developed by English entertainers reworking scripts of favourite fairy tales adding song, dance, physical comedy and a generous sprinkling of relevant and irreverent, local and pop culture innuendos. Audience interaction is greatly encouraged!
It is thought that Sleeping Beauty's earliest influence derives from Perceforest, a French romance first printed in 1528, followed in 1634 by Italian author Giambattista Basile’s version. The story penned in 1697 by Charles Perrault was the first to use Sleeping Beauty as a title. The best known and most oft copied version comes from The Brothers Grimm - first found in their 1812 collection.
This classic tale has been retold and refashioned in various mediums including ballet, film, television, animation, music and literature. Bendigo Theatre Company has a history of making their yearly Pantomimes their own by creating a twist in the tale and gearing the production firmly toward kids, while acknowledging the adults in the audience with some not-so-subtle well-placed double-entendres. Sleeping Beauty will be prove to be no exception!
The Royal Family of Paladia are getting ready to christen their baby, Princess Aurora, when the evil Carabossè places a curse on her. On her sixteenth birthday she falls into a deep sleep for one hundred years. Will the court of Paladia ever wake up? Will Aurora be awoken by her true love’s kiss? Will a pantomime villain finally win??
To find the answers to these burning questions – or just to simply have a rollicking good time, book your tickets now!
Running times: 2 hours including an interval
Online sales for all 7.00pm performances will be unavailable from 5pm onwards, any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door – cash only
Online sales for all 2.00pm performances will be unavailable from 12.30pm onwards, any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door – cash only
CHILD under 12
Terms and Conditions
This event is sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting this event and is subject to the conditions applicable to that event and/or the venue where held.
All sales are final. There is no refund or exchange on tickets except as provided for under the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
The right is reserved to vary advertised programmes and to add, withdraw or substitute artists as necessary.
The management reserves the right to refuse admission.
Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a convenient break in the performance.
The use of cameras or other recording devise and equipment constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly forbidden.
Patrons must ensure all electronic devices are switched off or to silent throughout the performance.
Persons bearing a concession ticket must carry proof of entitlement.
G.S.T. included where applicable.