Queens Theatre – SLEEPING BEAUTY, 24 November – 31 December 2022

The Theatre are delighted to announce that this year’s dame, Super Nanny, will be played by returning audience-favourite, Dominic Gee-Burch. Dominic starred as Mr Lucas and Mr Scruton earlier this year in Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ the Musical. He was the infamous Björn Nastee in last year’s pantomime Aladdin, and part of the live skiffle band in One Man, Two Guvnors, co-produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (QTH) and Derby Theatre. Dominic’s first appearance in Hornchurch was five years ago as part of the company of Sell a Door’s Footloose the Musical.

Also returning this year, direct from the UK tour as the alternate lead of the hit West End musical School of Rock, is Alex Tomkins playing King ‘Enry. QTH audiences will remember Alex from the festive variety show Christmas Allsorts, as the loveable Buttons in Cinderella, and Eddie in the major revival of Made in Dagenham – produced by QTH and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

The final returning cast member is Laura Sillett as Fairy Falalalalalalalala. Laura stepped in to cover last year’s Christmas period, in the role of Princess Jasmine, in QTH’s production of Aladdin. Her other theatre credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK No.1 Tour) and Hair! 50th Anniversary (UK & International Tour).

There are some new faces joining as part of the supremely talented actor-musician cast too. Ben Barrow plays Proppa, Footloose (UK & International Tour); Anna Fordham plays Princess Raury, Sunshine On Leith (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Jerome Lincoln plays Romford Prince, Whistle Down The Wind (The Watermill); Marta Miranda plays Prim, The Diary of Anne Frank (Guildford School of Acting); and Hannah Woodward plays Vampira, The Wizard of Oz, (Hartlepool Borough Hall).

Sleeping Beauty is written by Andrew Pollard, directed by Caroline Leslie, with original music and lyrics by Tom Self, set and costume design by Dora Schweitzer, lighting design by Stephen Pemble, and choreography by Lee Crowley. The executive producer is Mathew Russell.

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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