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SLEEPING BEAUTY 

Written by Stewart Robertson 

Directed by Michelle Histen


Join us for a KidsFest extravaganza in the retelling of the age-old story that’s SLEEPING BEAUTY directed this year by Michelle Histen. However, to give it universal appeal and a few twists and turns, and lots of gags and humour along the way with some hilarious odd-ball characters which gives any actor or actress the ability to put their stamp all over their character.

There are the usual fairies of the East, West, South and North – you guess who’s the baddie and they will be joined by a Troll, a gnome Butler, a blundering Chancellor, a forgetful King and an over-bearing Queen.

The only role which is not available is – “Stik” – a magical talking ‘Stick, which, in the wrong hands, can make all sorts of crazy things happen. If you fancy putting a voice to Stik, we are keen to hear from you too.

So, we are going to throw all of these characters into a blender and the result is a delightful family fairy story to charm boys, girls, and families of all ages, who like adventure. Want to to help us make this fairy tale come true and put smiles on a bunch of kids faces - we would love to have you on board.

Rehearsals will begin in Mid May and performance over the July School Holidays as part of the KidsFest programme July 11th - 20th.

List of Characters
MICHAEL KING OF THINGUMMY
KAK A BIRD
YOUNG JIM A BOY – aged between 11-16 years
GARRY A GNOME BUTLER
UG A TROLL
NATALYA WICKED WITCH OF THE NORTH
STIK A TALKING STICK
COOK A COOK
YOUNG ROSE PRINCESS OF THINGUMMY - aged between 11-16 years
ERICA QUEEN OF THINGUMMY
VICTOR CHANCELLOR OF THINGUMMY
SERGEANT A GUARD
CADET A GUARD
SIR MARMADUKE A GUEST
SAMANTHA FAIRY OF THE SOUTH
WANDA FAIRY OF THE WEST
ELEANOR FAIRY OF THE EAST
OLD JIM A YOUNG MAN
OLD ROSE A YOUNG WOMAN
VILLAGERS ETC

For more information contact Michelle at histenone@xtra.co.nz or book your audition time here using this link: https://riccartonplayersinc.simplybook.net/v2/#book.

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