What a beauty!

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It’s pantomime time at New Mills!

Sleeping Beauty opens at The Art Theatre on Friday February 4 and has all the makings of yet another fabulous panto.

Traditional pantomime found its true home at The Art Theatre many years ago, each year producing great shows for all the family.

The classic fairy tale of good versus evil is in the hands of Good Fairy Lilac and Bad Witch Hazel, who battle over the love life and happiness of Princess Rose and Prince Alexander.

Along the way, the Dame, Nurse Dottie Dettol, whips the comedy up with the help of the daft slapstick duo Fetch and Carrie, and the confused but ever popular Muddles.

King Cactus and Queen Marigold are the proud parents who try to keep their daughter away from spinning wheels – unsuccessfully!

King Cactus’ voice will sound familiar to thousands. Barry Jarvis, presenter of High Peak Radio’s Sunday morning programme, joins the cast to tread the boards at the Art Theatre for the first time.

Christmas is over, New Year parties too – fed up? Go and have a good laugh and take along the family to see Sleeping Beauty at The Art Theatre’s beautiful 500 seater auditorium, with licensed bar, sweets/ice cream.

The Art Theatre has been entirely run and supported by society volunteers for over the last 50 years, producing live entertainment for the community.

All profits from ticket sales go back into the upkeep of the theatre. To find out more about The Art Theatre and it’s history, join the society or help out front of house, back stage crew, etc, visit their website www.arttheatre.co.uk.

Sleeping Beauty will be performed at The Art Theatre, Jodrell Street, New Mills, on Friday February 4, Saturday February 5, Thursday February 10, Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12 at 7.15pm, with Saturday matinees at 2.15pm.

Tickets, priced £8 for adults and £6 for children, with good discounts on block bookings, are available on 01663 742951 or from A Allen & Son, Accountants, Union Road, New Mills.