Spinning the pantomime magic once again this year are legendary entertainers and comedy heroes The Chuckle Brothers. They brought a little piece of early Christmas cheer to the city when they officially launched this year’s spectacular show – Sleeping Beauty.
Paul and Barry Elliott – known to millions as The Chuckle Brothers, have become household names through their iconic children’s programme Chucklevision. They have worked in practically every field of entertainment from television, pantomime, summer season, clubs and cabaret, to touring revues, circus and even an ice-show. Their unique brand of entertainment, distinctive catchphrases and knack for bringing mayhem and chaos wherever they go has made them firm family favourites with children and adults alike.
Jon Conway, Executive Producer of Sleeping Beauty said: “Hull New Theatre’s pantomime provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to come together and enjoy an unmissable festive family treat. We are delighted to have The Chuckle Brothers leading a superb cast, in a production that will feature an abundance of comedy, stunning sets and fabulous costumes and I’m sure Sleeping Beauty will prove to be our best pantomime yet.”
Janice Wincott, General Manager at Hull New Theatre, said: “Last year’s pantomime Cinderella proved to be an incredible success and broke all previous box office sales figures for Hull New Theatre. We’ve got another fantastic production in store, Sleeping Beauty, which will be staged at the theatre for the very first time, and we’re confident that it will be a big hit with children and adults alike this winter.”
Sleeping Beauty is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s foremost pantomime producer, and staged by the same team that presented last year’s critically-acclaimed New Theatre pantomime, Cinderella. Qdos Entertainment will stage 24 pantomimes around the UK this Christmas and its 2012/13 pantomime season is sponsored by Skype. Like pantomime, Skype is a family-oriented organisation and brings people together to share in special moments.
Sleeping Beauty runs from Thursday 6 December 2012 to Sunday 6 January 2013. Tickets are available for purchase from the Hull City Hall box office, the Wilson Centre on Alfred Gelder Street, via the Booking and Information Line on 01482 300 300, or online at: www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre