“I can guarantee this will be unlike any Sleeping Beauty you have seen before!” Lewis Hetherington

Platform return this Christmas (Tue 6 – Fri 23 Dec) with a brand-new production of Sleeping Beauty.

Family friendly and full of all the puns and all the fun, Sleeping Beauty takes place in ‘Mattress World’, where Big Jimmy is the King of Low Prices!  Jimmy likes to dress as Elvis to entertain the customers, but really, he’s doing it all for his daughter Beauty – just don’t call her that! She goes by B and likes nothing better than exploring the wild woods with her dog Rocket…

They seem to have everything sorted…until it emerges that an evil curse has been put on B – and life as the family know it is threatened. Will B, Big Jimmy or Rocket save the day in time for Christmas?

From playwright Lewis Hetherington and the creative team behind Mother Goose Fae Easterhoose­, expect jokes, songs and raucous storytelling as we get everyone in the festive spirit and ready for Christmas.

Writer Lewis Hetherington said: “I can guarantee this will be unlike any Sleeping Beauty you have seen before. I don’t want to give anything away… but my first thought was Beauty is this great dynamic young character, but often she spends the whole show asleep, and then some random prince turns up.

“I didn’t want that, so I found a whole new way to tell the story – you’ll have to come see it to find out what happens”. We have a brilliant cast, the set is great, and the whole show is full of jokes and surprises, and a really gripping new version of a well-loved story. It’ll make you feel full of festive joy and bring a bit of warmth and magic into this crazy old world. (Read the full interview with Lewis here).

Yolanda Mitchell (Holding/Holding On – National Theatre of Scotland & soon to be seen in Mayflies) takes on the role of Beauty, Irene Allan (Wilf & Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) joins us as Big Jimmy, Itxaso Moreno (The Time Machine) is Beauty’s dog Rocket and no Christmas show is complete without a villain as we welcome Jo Freer (The Steamie) as The Evil Queen. Directed by Matt Addicott.

With free parking, the Platform café bar and swimming pool and library all with The Bridge, there’s lots to see and do when visiting.

Tue 6 – Fri 23 Dec 2022 | Day & evening performances | all ages from 5yrs & up

Tickets from £5: www.platform-online.co.uk