He may have hung up his Dame frocks, but he’s back directing his 31st Nottingham Playhouse panto!

Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to Nottingham Playhouse once more, to bring us the children’s classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. Featuring everything you have come to love about Nottingham Playhouse pantomimes from dazzling costumes and stunning sets to mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole family.


He said: “It is a joy to be working with so many of my old friends again. I may not be donning the frocks but I know the fabulous John Elkington will continue the tradition of true family pantomime that Nottingham Playhouse is famous for.”


Kenneth has been writing pantomimes since 1962 and over this time has perfected the pantomime triple whammy of writing, directing and performing. His work has inspired audiences and pantomime performers alike, and he is seen as one of the most influential pantomime practitioners working in the UK today.


This year we welcome back long-standing Nottingham Playhouse favourites John Elkington as Nurse Tilly Trott and Rebecca Little as Queen Gertrude.


So join us as we tell the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, a princess cursed by a wickedly evil witch. Will a handsome young prince be able to save our beautiful princess and help her live happily ever after?

Sleeping Beauty is proudly sponsored by Nottingham City Transport.

Full cast list-

John Elkington- Nurse Tilly Trott
Tim Frater- Jerry the Jester

Francesca Ellis- Fairy Wisheart

Jonny Fines- Prince Alexander

Anthony Hoggard- King Hubert/Monster

Hannah Whittingham- Maudlin the Mean
Kelly Edwards- Princes Rosalind

Rebecca Little- Queen Gertrude