Dir. Dale Rooks | Set Des. Simon Higlett | Cost Des. Ryan Dawson Laight | LX Des. James Whiteside | MD. Colin Billing | Mvmnt Dir. Lizzi Gee
This was the first show I worked on at the Festival Theatre. I had joined the Technical Youth Theatre earlier that year and that was where my passion for stage management started. I worked with the sound team ensuring that everyone had a mic that needed one before warmup, running my show plot in doing pack swaps and being at certain entrances to check mic positions that could have moved. You got to know the company very well doing this job as you’d spend a good 2 hours each day combing hair and placing mics so that they can’t be seen too easily but still work.​​​​​​​
You may think you know the story but director Dale Rooks has a few surprises in store in this brand new version adapted from the original fairy tale by Anna Ledwich, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor.
A foolish prince cursed to a life alone in a castle; a kind and beautiful girl who asks her father for nothing but a rose. One must learn to love and be loved in return, the other needs to realise there’s more than meets the eye. It’s a tale of magic, compassion and love, full of enchanting characters, marvellous musical numbers and some deliciously scary moments, guaranteed to delight the whole family.
Following the huge success of Peter Pan last year and A Christmas Carol in 2015, Dale Rooks has reunited set designer Simon Higlett and costume designer Ryan Dawson Laight to deliver a visually spectacular production. Don’t miss out on the theatrical event of the festive season.
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