Photographs from
Broxbourne's OWN 2005/6 panto ...

'Witch, princess and spinning wheel in Sleeping Beauty 2005/6 Broxbourne Theatre Company Pantomime at Broxbourne Civic Hall

Title image for Sleeping Beauty Panto at Broxbourne Civic Hall


by Leonard H Caddy


Witch, Fairy and fairies in Broxbourne Theatre Company Pantomime at Broxbourne Civic Hall

In the Secret Palace hidden deep in Magic Thorn Wood,
Princess Beauty was sleeping.

Under the 100 year spell of the wicked Fairy Nightshade
and the poisoned spinning wheel, she awaited
the handsome Prince who alone could revive her.

There was a double dose of comedy as crazy servants
Bubble and Squeak noticed Mop and Brushup, those
argumentative palace maids from a bygone century.

A shaggy four legged Sir Lancelot added horseplay

and Queen Maria made a not very majestic
but highly amusing Pantomime Dame.

You met also the bumbling Wizard Wombosa,

King Wimple, Queen Grandilla,

Nurse Cecilia

and a full supporting cast and chorus
of fairies, ghosts, elves and animals.

With Sleeping Beauty, Broxbourne Theatre Company presented
the next in a 60 year series of colourful and spectacular pantomimes.

Well over a hundred thousand panto tickets
had been sold since ETCEA moved its shows
to Broxbourne Civic Hall more than 25 years earlier

and with top prices at most other nearby
pantomimes around 50% higher, you
were also assured of best value for miles around.

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Sleeping Beauty 2005/6 has now closed.

The next Broxbourne Theatre Company show
will be Sister Act in May 2024
Details Here