The Sleeping Beauty

A pantomime by David Cregan
Wednesday 28 January 1987 - Saturday 31 January 1987
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Dave Headey
Producer: Michael Barron
Musical Director: Debra Warner

Tickets were available from F. B. Wood (newsagents), 4a London Street, Faringdon.

Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale which involves a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. This pantomime combines all the traditional elements with original characterisations, imaginative and innovative staging ideas and witty, melodic songs.


The christening scene from Faringdon Community Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty. The cast (left to right) Carole Tappenden, Brenda Keith-Walker, Alan Taylor, Michael Barron, Emma Woodyer and Carolyn Tayior.

This was our first full-scale pantomime and we have produced a pantomime every year since. Strictly speaking this wasn’t an FDS production. At this time the Community Association staged its own pantomime but much of the cast were FDS. Read more… History of FDS.

Cast (in order of appearance):

King Robert - Michael Barron
Queen Cynthia - Carolyn Taylor
Rose - Emma Woodyer
Nurse Hallowpenny - Mike Durham
Crispin / Prince Claude - Brenda Keith-Walker
Roxy - Sally Durham
Blanche - Carole Tappenden
Glynis - Gail Mander
Maultash - Carole White
Helpful Man I - Matt White
Helpful Man 2 - Phillipa Baker
Archbishop - Alan Taylor
Courtier with Baby - Sarah Woodyer
Clock Fairies - Jaime Needier; Karen Freeman
Guards - Alex Shaw; Simon Shaw
Roses / Vines / Courtiers - Vicki Arrowsmith; Diane Cole; Elizabeth Cole; Susan Gaught; Tricia Harbour; Brenda Haskins; Jemima Headey; Rebecca Ilott; Liz Kilpatrick; Jo Latimer; Denise Monk; Joanne Needler; Rachel Nichol; Francesca Taylor; Claire Winter
Orchestra - Debra Warner; Julian Probert; Sophie Ablitt; Sam Higazi; Ben Warner; Phillipa Brodie; Felicity Hainge; Jim Horton

See programme for further details.

Production No.91 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)