Special group offer: Only £15.50 per ticket for groups of 20+ on Sat 25 Nov (4.45pm) and Sun 26 Nov (12.15 & 4.45pm)
Members discounts available on Sun 26 Nov (12.15 & 4.45pm) and Fri 1 Dec (7pm)
Following South Hill Park’s most successful pantomime ever (Jack and the Beanstalk 2022), the magic and mayhem returns to the Wilde Theatre with a brand new version of the timeless tale Sleeping Beauty (opening Fri 24 Nov 2023).
A young princess is cursed to die on her birthday by an evil witch. After pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle, she falls into an eternal sleep from which she can only be awoken by true love’s kiss.
Will the Princess be awoken from her eternal sleep, find her true love and live happily ever after?
Join us as we spin a tale filled with laughter, silly songs, colourful characters, slapstick comedy, and dangerous dragons – in this Great British pantomime favourite full of creative sparkle. This promises to be the pantomime of your dreams which is sure to keep you enchanted.
An award-worthy pantomime: We are thrilled to announce that Jack and the Beanstalk (2022) won the UK Pantomime Award for Best Script (Joyce Branagh). Victoria Spearing was also nominated for Best Set Design.
Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) was highly regarded by the Great British Pantomime Awards with a nomination for Best Script (Joyce Branagh). Our talented designer Victoria Spearing won the award for Best Staging/Set Design.
Programmes are available to order in advance for £4 or to purchase on the day of the performance for £4.50.
Family tickets: 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.
Concession tickets: seniors over 65yrs, full time students and the unemployed (in receipt of unemployment benefit).
For health and safety reasons, children must not sit on an adult’s lap in the middle or upper tiers. All guests on the middle and upper tiers must be able to sit in their own seat unaided (and without a booster seat).
Babies under 24 months go free if you hold your child during the performance (lower tier only). If you wish to leave your baby in its carrier seat, you will need to purchase a ticket.
Booster Seats Available
Booster seats are available for hire during performances in the Wilde Theatre for £1 per seat – limited availability, no reservations. They will be available from the Wilde Theatre Foyer before the performance, payment by cash only.
Important note: booster seats are not permitted for use in the middle and upper tiers of the theatre.
There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces in the stalls of the Wilde Theatre. If you, or one of your party, has limited mobility, please speak to our Box Office team on 01344 484123 before booking. Companions for people with registered disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket.
Adult Only Performances – Over 18yrs only
Important note: Children under 18yrs are not permitted to attend this performance. Family and child tickets are not available for Adult Only performances.
School performances will mostly be attended by large school bookings but are also open to other groups and families.
British Sign Language – signed performance
Relaxed ‘Autism Friendly’ Performance
There will be a relaxed performance where the house lights are left low, and pyrotechnics and sound levels are reduced.
A relaxed performance is intended for audience members who may benefit from a calmer environment, including; those with autistic spectrum conditions, people living with dementia, parents with very young children on their first outing to the theatre, and anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.
Writer: Joyce Branagh
Director: Adam Stafford
Musical Director: Tim Cumper
Choreographer: Abi Logan
Casting Choreographer: Charlotte Steele
Set Designer: Victoria Spearing
Costume Designer: Jamie Attle
Lighting Designer: Alan Valentine
Sound Designer: Darren Gould