York Theatre Royal, Sleeping Beauty Pantomime – Review: January 2020
York Theatre Royal, a social hub and beating heart of York’s cultural scene has been providing quality arts and entertainment for 275 years.
Now it is your turn to enjoy some of this fabulous friendly fun and folly with a trip to see the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime showing until the 25th of January 2020.
Additional amazingness on our visit included being able to see panto costumes, dotted around the theatre, from past performances.
The theatre renovations tastefully and sympathetically combine the traditional and contemporary which sets the tone for your visit. Grab your panto souvenir brochure and prepare to be spellbound.
The award-winning Sleeping Beauty Panto at York Theatre Royal is a family crowd pleaser.
A classic case of good versus evil with many ‘Oh no you didn’t’ moments for the crowd to have their very own starring role which is an immersive and entertaining experience.
The Panto stars, Martin Barrass as the Queen, Suzy Cooper as Beauty, A.J Powell as Darth Diva and David Leonard as the wicked Evil Diva along with much more talent besides.
This years panto was just as good as ever with giggles galore, tops tunes, diva dancing, splendid costumes and of lots of laugh out loud moments.
Cheer for the good such as King Jack Lansbury, the fabulous Funky the Flunkie played by Howie Michaels. Boo the villain, the devilish David Leonard who is always a personal favourite of mine and a sheer delight to watch.
And no York Panto would be the same without the classic sing a long song…this year themed around a Carrot!
Before or after your matinee performance why not pop by the York Theatre Royal’s onsite café for a brilliant bite to eat and drink.
One thing is for sure with this superb mix of entertainment, food and drink, you won’t be falling asleep for 100 years anytime soon, as it is fabulous fun filled action all the way.
Thank you for reading 😊