Following on from the success of the Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet, Heaton Park will play host to another outdoor drama production.
This performance at the park is for one day only, on Friday, 22 August when Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents their version of Sleeping Beauty.
'Sleeping Beauty' follows the adventures of Louisa and her friends who find fun and song in enacting this wonderful story. The result is a splendid piece of story telling in a style that comes close to the Famous Five whilst still celebrating the original fairytale romance. This show is just long enough for the children to enjoy at around one and a half hours.
The Chapterhouse version of this well-known fairytale is suitable for all members of the family and the audience is encouraged to come dressed up as their favourite fairytale character and join in the parade during the show - Mums and Dads too!
Councillor Rosa Battle, Assistant Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "Sleeping Beauty promises a wonderful afternoon of interactive family fun and adventure and Heaton Park's beautiful landscape provides the perfect setting for a fairytale. The park is famed for its excellent outdoor performances and Sleeping Beauty looks to be another success in the varied programme of events that Heaton Park offers families throughout the year."
The play is touring at the moment and one enthusiastic review said: "The cast was effervescent and their enthusiasm contagious. Even during the interval they encouraged the children in the audience to join in their songs and games. It was great to delve into a world of fairies and dragons for an afternoon. After this performance, it is easy to see why Chapterhouse is one of the most successful touring companies in the country".
The performance will take place at the front of the Dower House close to the Hall car park, at 3pm, but the area opens for picnics from 2.30pm. Don't forget to bring a rug or low-backed chair as seating won't be provided.
Tickets are available from the Library Theatre 0161 236 7110 or online from www.seetickets.com Adults £10, Children £6, Families (2 Adults & 2 Children) £30. Tickets also available to personal callers, paying by cash or cheque, at The Enquiries Office (Heaton Park).
Claire Keegan, Press Office, tel: 0161 234 4014