After two years of record-breaking sales, Mercury Theatre today announce their new pantomime for Christmas 2023, Sleeping Beauty, which is now on sale.
The production will star pantomime royalty and Mercury Theatre regulars Antony Stuart-Hicks and Dale Superville. Directed by Mercury’s Creative Director Ryan McBryde and written by Guy Unsworth, Sleeping Beauty opens on 25 November 2023, and runs until 14 January 2024.
Mercury Theatre also today announce Me…, their Christmas Studio production for under 5s, designed as an ideal first experience of theatre for young children. Presented by Little Angel Theatre and based on the book by Emma Dodd and published by The Templar Company Limited, the show is directed by Samantha Lane with puppetry created by Jimmy Grimes. Me… will run in Mercury’s Studio space from 13 December 2023 until 7 January 2024.
Mercury Theatre Creative Director Ryan McBryde today says “I’m delighted to be directing Mercury’s record-breaking panto this year as we delve into the wintery world of Sleeping Beauty. It promises to be a fantastic family riot and I’m super excited to be working with Guy Unsworth’s hilarious script. Audiences will love the family friendly shows that have become such a tradition for Colcestrians, plus we’ve added additional Adult-only performances due to popular demand. This Christmas will also see us working with Little Angel Theatre again for the third time this year as we welcome Me… to the Studio. It’s brilliant to be able to offer a toddlers show to introduce little ones to the theatre for the first time. There will be a cuteness overload and we can’t wait!”