Sleeping Beauty

09 December 2022 - 31 December 2022

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth


A DREAM of a pantomime for all the family this Christmas as Sleeping Beauty comes to the New Theatre Royal this Christmas from 9 December until 31 December 2022, from the team behand last year’s smash hit production of Cinderella!!

The Princess is searching for happiness, Wicked Carabosse is searching for revenge, Chester the Jester is searching for someone to laugh at his jokes and Dame Nellie Night Nurse? She’s searching for any man in the front two rows!

With Michael Neilson as the nifty Nurse Nelly, teaming up with Kevin James as Chester the Jester to deliver plenty of laughs alongside Carli Norris as the villainous Carabosse and Amy Everett as our enchanting Sleeping Beauty plus full supporting cast.

This year’s fairy-tale pantomime will take you on a magical journey for the whole family – so WAKE UP and book your tickets now – You Snooze, You Lose!

Tickets are on sale now at or call 023 9264 9000 the box office on  – be quick … if you snoooooze, you lose!

Sleeping Beauty

Cast & Creative

Carli Norris


Carli graduated from RADA in 1997, and is best known for her recent to TV appearance’s playing semi regular Belinda Slater in EastEnders and regular Fran Reynolds in Holby City.

Amy Everett

Princess Aurora

Training: Tiffany Theatre College IG - @amyeverett96

Kevin James

Chester the Jester

Kevin has appeared in various roles on stage, film, television and radio. @itsKevinJames

Mike Neilson

Nurse Nellie @michael_neilson

Edward Baker-Duly


Edward has worked in film, television and theatre in New York, The UK and South Africa. On Broadway

Ashley Emerson

Prince Valiant

  • Written by: Chris Jordan
  • Directed by: Flik Swan
  • Choreographed by: Charley Maclaren
  • Musical Direction by: James Cleeve

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