by David Swan

Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent curses Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora's guardian fairies, she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

A classic fairy tale, also known as "Little Briar Rose" 

The version collected by the Brothers Grimm was an orally transmitted version of the original literary tale published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.



Winner - 2012 Best Pantomime


Julian Hinton, assisted by Kayleigh Rose


King Rumbletum : Orion Abbot-Davies
Queen Gigglebelly : Diane Owen
Princess Beauty : Charlotte Harris
Nurse Pinchme : Simon Woollaston
Cuddles : Dan Williamson
Oddjob : James Murden
Bounty : Lin Bowden
Smartie : Roisin Cabry
Wispa : Molly Clements
Olga Pong : Tina Stewart
Gormless : Ross Brown
Prince Handsome : Katie Salt
Squint : Rosie Riley
Chorus : Bryony Ward, Sammy Mountford, Kirsty Scott-Dyer & Hannah Simmonds.
Villagers etc. : Franchesca Hinton, Ellen Kingston, Amy Bassett, George Gerrard, Ross Arnott, Rhiannon Williamson, Holly Miller, Rose Eastment, Vicky Bond, Ellie Lloys & Sammie Ball.


Set Design : Robert Owen
Stage Manager : Robert Owen
Assistant Stage Manager : Will Wrighton
Stage Crew & Set Building : Phil Lovell, Mike Knight, Robert Owen,

Will Wrighton
Scenic Design : Lorraine Badminton, assisted by Gerry Hunt, Chantelle De'Freitas, Jo Hicks, Margerite Epps, George & Megan.
Props : Andrew Stubbs, Debbie Bashford & Sarah Dixon
Lights : Tim Hunter
Follow Spots : Di Worley & Pete Williamson
Sound : Stephen Bashford
Radio Microphones : Martin Harper & Adam Greenslade
Special Effects : Debbie Bashford
Costumes : Brenda Allen, Julian Hinton & Kayleigh Rose
Choreography : Members of Sodbury Players
Musical Director : Callum Webb
Musicians : Callum Webb, Richard Browne & Becky Harper
Keyboard : Nigel Ipinson-Fleming
Box Office : Jill Hughes 
Prompt : Grant McCotter
Makeup : Roisin Cabry, assisted by Charlotte Harris and Hannah Simmonds
Photography & Publicity : Simon Wollaston & James Murden
Front of House : Jill Hughes + members of Sodbury Players