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About Sleeping Beauty
It was our first time at the Theatre Royal Windsor pantomime. I’ve always heard amazing things and have to say Sleeping Beauty didn’t disappoint – it is most definietly a family friendly show which everyone can get involved with.
There was plenty of audience participation and everything you would expect to see in a traditional Christmas Panto with laughter, singing, dancing, clapping and much more. Plus the Windsoria 12 Days of Christmas complete with flying toilet rolls, water pistols and sweets thrown into the audience, was just fantastic – such fun and so much effort put in from the cast. There were also shout outs and children were invited up on stage to perform ‘I am the music man‘ for the audience.
The cast of Windsoria were just incredible with our favourite being Basil Brush as King Basil, it was such a treat to see this famous fox in Panto! Anita Harris was the perfect mix of frightening yet charming as Carabosse, Panto pros Steven Blakeley and Kevin Cruise added those wonderful comedy moments and Elizabeth Carter as Fairy Sunbeam and Lauren Lane as Princess Aurora ‘Beauty’ performed, sang and danced beautifully throughout and David Luke charmed as Prince Edgar of Etonia.
The set, costumes, lighting and music were all impressive plus the staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.
The pantomime lasts for 2 hours 5 minutes including the interval and is set in the stunning historic theatre next to Windsor Castle. During the interval the bar was open and there were also stalls for ice-creams, sweets and drinks.
The show was just pure joy to watch and a couple of hours of happiness and smiles – it was simply Boomtastic! We loved it so much we are already on the countdown for the 2023 panto!
Information about Pantomime tickets?
Tickets are available from £18.50 and the pantomime runs until 8th January 2022 and can be purchased here. There is an audio described performance on 14th December 2022.
Where to park?
There are a number of different car parks in Windsor to select from. The nearest is River Street Car Park. It is not the cheapest and there are other options if this doesn’t work for you. There are also two train stations in Windsor.
What else can I do in Windsor?
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