This year's Theatr Clwyd rock ‘n’ roll panto Sleeping Beauty (Nov 30-January 6) will be staged in the Big Top Tent as the multi-million pound redevelopment of the main theatre building continues.
The Big Top seats over 900 on three sides – meaning audiences will be closer to the action than ever before.
Returning panto favourites include Phylip Harries as Nurse Nellie, award-winning panto villain Ben Locke as Mordecai, Alice McKenna as Fang, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan as Muddles, Caitlin Lavagna as Cwtch, Georgina White as Calon and Dan Bottomley as King Dom. Making their Theatr Clwyd debuts are Theo Diedrick as Snarl, Emma Kinney as Beauty and Ai Kumar as Cariad.
Francesca Goodridge and Daniel Lloyd, associate directors of Theatr Clwyd, will direct. They said: "We have so much love for the Clwyd panto and to get to step off the stage and direct is proof that dreams can come true in real life, not just in fairy tales!
"This will be a new experience for our audiences, as the Big Top promises to deliver rockin’ panto on a scale we’ve never seen before - it’s going to be a treat! We will have all the silly gags, all the panto magic, and tunes that will rock your socks off… with some surprises along the way, of course."
Theatr Clwyd is one of only four theatres in the country to build sets, props and create scenery and costumes entirely in-house. The creative team is already at work, and more than 18,000 tickets have already been sold.
More info and tickets here