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Sleeping Beauties to enchant audiences

Sleeping Beauties

Robert Alan Evans’ adaptation breaks from fairy tale tradition with two sleeping beauties

A new adaptation of Sleeping Beauty will be this year’s Christmas production at the Sherman Theatre.

The play runs from the sixth of December to the fourth of January, with 14 performances scheduled to take place.

While based on a traditional story, director Robert Alan Evans has brought a modern twist to the fairy tale. His adaptation centers around two best friends, who fall asleep for a thousand years, waking up in a dramatically different world.

Friendship is the central theme of Evans’ re-imagining, with the director explaining, “What was interesting about writing The Sleeping Beauties was getting to write about two best friends.”

Evans’s reinvention of a classic tale is set to entertain young and old alike, providing an interesting alternative to traditional Christmas pantomime.

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