New twist to panto classic by Downham Amateur Dramatic Society

Promoting the DADS panto 'Sleeping Beauties' are, from left Poppy Cummings, Amy Ng (Snow White), Jemima Cummings (Cinderella) and Ashleigh Tuttle (Princess Sophia)
Promoting the DADS panto 'Sleeping Beauties' are, from left Poppy Cummings, Amy Ng (Snow White), Jemima Cummings (Cinderella) and Ashleigh Tuttle (Princess Sophia)
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Question: What do you get if you mix three princesses, two Grimms, one witch and a unicorn called Leonard?

Answer: “Sleeping Beauties”, the latest annual panto offering by DADS (Downham Amateur Dramatic Society) is set to set the town alight.

The show, being staged at the town hall, has been written by society member and debut director Tom Tree and offers a unique take on the classic pantomime story.

(Very) loosely based on the classic story of a similar name, “Sleeping Beauties” will be fast paced and modern but with the traditional elements that audiences expect.

With unusual yet hilarious song choices, the whole production is designed to make you laugh from start to finish, with no dull bits!

That’s the intention, anyway.

If you are looking for the traditional Sleeping Beauty tale, you will be disappointed. DADS have thrown the spinning wheel into a skip and replaced it with a Unicorn (don’t ask).

Also never before has a princess found her match in the form of primetime TV show Take Me Out!

However, if you are looking for something new, fresh and fun, then this is the show for you!

Those without a sense of humour – look away now!

You have been warned!

The show opens at 7.30pm next Friday, January 15; continues on the Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm; and the final performance is a 2.30pm matinee on the Sunday.

Tickets at £8 adults, £4.50 children and £20 family are on sale now from Lewks in Wales Court (call on 01366 383762) and are also now available to buy online at www.dadsdrama.org.uk

Fancy dress is encouraged so go along as your favourite pantomime character or princess.

There will also be the popular Grimm’s shop for children to buy some fantastic merchandise as well as the adults-only bar, both opening half-an-hour before the shows and during the interval.