The festive season in Stoke -on -Trent started at the Regent Theatre with a bang. Brought to you by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainment, and led by Stoke-on-Trent panto royalty, Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson, this year’s Christmas spectacular delivers all the traditional family friendly panto fun the Regent Theatre is renowned for. This is actually Jonny’s 14th panto at the Regent and Christian’s 11th.
As you would expect the show has a local flavour and a Stokie song as well as all the humour and original story lines. Jonny plays layabout Muddles. Christian, is Muddles’s mum Fanny the Nanny. You can imagine the jokes.
Kai Owen who has previously played the baddies role in local Christmas shows plays King Cyril, the harmless lisping dad of Sleeping Beauty. He sings very well and plays his part with excellent comic timing. In the second part of the show a song with a local “charm” will take some beating for humour and performance,
Delme Thomas returns as Chi Chi, the Stokie spirit and also plays his part well and is loved by young and old alike. Vivien Parry plays the wicked fairy Carabosse, beware her spinning wheel and a powerful curse. (Caution she is responsible for a few pricks so to speak). Vivien is a baddie to boo. She uses her excellent singing voice to good effect. Naomi Slights as the Sleeping Beauty gets oohs and aahs from the audience and is loved by the children watching.
The show has everything, great costumes, a monster, good music some old stuff and a lot of new elements including a little more adult jokes whilst also appealing to the children with jokes on a different level.
You will leave the Regent laughing and uplifted. Sleeping Beauty features fabulous sets, sparkling costumes, spectacular special effects and enough laughter to wake up even the sleepiest of princesses!
This panto provides everything you need to enjoy the festive season in the Potteries.
Sleeping Beauty opened on Friday, December 13 and run until Sunday, January 5.
Don’t be caught napping! Booking your tickets for Sleeping Beauty today.
Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
The Regent Theatre Box Office is open Monday – Saturday 12pm-4pm (on non-show days) However, the counter will remain open until 15 minutes after the start of a performance on days where a show is scheduled.
Customers wishing to book shows for the Victoria Hall (our other venue) may do so at The Regent Theatre during the times specified above.