A big-hearted panto for the small screen.
Missing your annual dose of panto this Christmas? Never fear, we're taking panto online!
Sleeping Beauty will have all the cheesy jokes, belly laughs and uplifting music you love. Musical theatre classics with a twist and songs from recent Broadway shows will be performed by a cast of friends looking to create something different, but also reassuringly familiar.
Get ready to boo and cheer when your favourite panto heroes and villains are beamed right into your living room in glorious HD. Filmed remotely on mobile phones and on location, the amateur Company is joined by an array of special guests, living across the world, who all help to bring the show to life.
How To Watch
The show is available to watch whenever you like by following the link below.
Instead of charging for tickets, we simply ask you to donate to our chosen charity, The Childhood Trust, via the appropriate link below. Your donation will help children who may be struggling to have a better Christmas. If you can, please donate £5 or more to via our Just Giving page (following the links below). Larger donations for households are most welcome! All money raised goes direct to the charity. If you would like to donate another way, please get in touch via the submission form at the bottom of this page.
On The Night
BOO, CHEER & HISS /
Log-in to your YouTube account on your phone, tablet or laptop to make use of the comments section and cheer on our heroes and boo the villan!
DRESS UP /
Wear whatever you like, but fancy dress and festive merriment is greatly encouraged!
WICKED WORDS /
There are a few naughty words, frequent references to alcohol, occasional reference to smoking and plenty of adult innuendo. If you're worried about younger viewers please get in touch for further info.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON /
While we're dab hand at pantos, this is our first time venturing online, so please bear with any technical difficulties!
PHOEBE ALEXANDER /
Phoebe plays the independent and strong-minded Princess Amira, who is keen to escape the glare of Royal life.
ANDREA BERNHARDT /
Andrea will transform into the bad fairy Belladonna - excluded, vengeful and taking no prisoners.
DOM CONTE /
A dim-witted, bumbling fool, Prince Boris is the King and Queen’s first choice to marry Amira.
LEAH EVANS /
Ethel is one of Amira’s three fairy godmothers, an enthusiastic performer and a sleuth on the side.
SHEIDA GHADAKCHIAN /
Palace chef Hal is a long-time BFF of Amira. He is happy-go-lucky but drowning in unrequited love.
RICKY HUTCHINSON /
King Aldrich loves to throw a party, has quite a past and is surrounded by women morning, noon and night.
MIRANDA MAZZARELLA /
The fairy leader, Pandora is authoritative but encouraging, and her magic can sometimes go awry!
ANA PASCUAL GONZALEZ /
Paloma is a good time fairy who loves the good life, younger men…and ham.
STEPHANIE RUSSELL /
Queen Augusta finds her daughter more than a little exhausting and would just like to marry her off so she can get back to the party.
JON ZECHARIA /
Nanny State is the aspirational, hard-living dame. Nursemaid to and much loved by Amira, and mother to Hal.
REBECCA WARD /
Writer & Director
Rebecca has performed in a number of musicals and pantomimes these past five years, having returned to theatre and costume making after a 30-year hiatus. The frustrating restrictions of lockdown and having such talented friends was the impetus to start the online pantomime company. She has relished channelling her creativity into writing and directing the show and is thoroughly enjoying watching her ideas come to life on screen with everyone’s help.
Rebecca is an Arts and Fashion PR Consultant and has recently self-published a YA novel: Boudicca Jones and the Quiet Revolution.
Dom runs a start-up tech company by day, so although being technical director isn’t completely outside his comfort zone, doing so while COVID secure has been a challenge and a half. Add into that the fact he’s not a professional film editor. Or videographer. But he has loved this project and is so happy to have achieved something quite special for charity.
UGHETTA PRATESI /
Ughetta is a London-based dance professional, trained at Laine Theatre Arts and Guildford School of Acting (National Diploma in Professional Dance and BA in Theatre).
Having choreographed pantomimes for four years for City Academy’s Musical Theatre Companies and missing it terribly, she lent a helping hand to this production with some Zoomography!
MARIO RESENDE /
Joining City Academy’s Musical Theatre Companies in 2018, Mario has performed in seven musicals, occasionally also taking on the role of Music Captain. This is his first time as MD, which has been a great opportunity to exhaust the cast by adding as many harmonies as humanly possible.
Mario trained as a music technologist and engineer, with a focus on composition and production for film. His latest release, Rainy Days, is available on all good online music platforms.