Brent will be bewitched by Sleeping Beauty panto

Ameteur dramatics group

FORGET silent night, Princess Ruby sleeps for one hundred years in the dazzling panto Sleeping Beauty with energy, romance, music and gags.

The Chameleons amateur dramatic society is putting on their 40th pantomime next month, bringing more than 40 dramatic Londoners to Brent Town Hall.

The famous fairytale tells the story of a wicked Fairy Amethyst who takes her revenge on the a princesses beauty by cursing her into an eternal sleep.

But all is not lost and the good fairies came to the rescue allowing the spell to be broken with a kiss.


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A hundred years later the handsome Prince Opal, with a stunning Royal Army, comes to save the day and release the beauty from the magic.

The spectacular dancing, chorography and singing is put on with chorus members as young as seven and the oldest member just having turned eighty.

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Jeremy Spolander, A Chameleon member who is working on the production, said: “We look forward to the panto every year, and this promises to be one of the best yet.”

And a highlight promises to be the appearance of Joan Mundy, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week and is one of the founding members of the group, which started out in 1966 as the Neasden Methodist Church Drama Society.

The societies experience, energy and gusto should be great for kids and adults alike.

The panto is fully accessible and the group has hired a fully trained signer so that people with hearing impairments can join in the fun.

Performances range from January 13 to 16 with either evening or matinee performances.

Tickets are �10 for adults (�8 concession) except Thursday 13 when all tickets are �8.

For information contact the box office on 020 8123 6443.

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