Hull Truck Theatre presents


By Mike Kenny
Directed by Mark Babych
Composer & Musical Director James Frewer

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Hull Truck Theatre presents

Sleeping Beauty

By Mike Kenny
Directed by Mark Babych
Composer & Musical Director James Frewer

Don't mess with the Nannas!

There's a party at the palace and you're all invited. Only, someone's been missed off the list and she's not very happy about it! Join our five magical Nannas as they spin the tale of Princess Briar Rose in this reawakening of a fairytale classic packed with music, song, dance and laughter. 

Has the King managed to destroy all the spinning wheels? Will the Prince be able to fight his way through the tangle of thorns? Or is the Princess set for a very long sleep? One thing's for sure - the Nannas know best and they're always in the mood for a party!

From award-winning children's writer Mike Kenny and the team that brought you Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty is a visual feast for all the family.

Creative team

Mike Kenny


Mark Babych


James Frewer

Composer & Musical Director

Ciaran Bagnall

Set & Lighter Designer

jon Beney

Movement Director

Sian Thomas

Costume Supervisor


Annabel Betts

Nanna Janine

James Frewer

Nanna Frew

Nicholas Goode

Bad Nanna Sandra

Laurie Jamieson

Nanna NooNoo

Harry Hamer

Nanna Dorothy Pink

Louise Shuttleworth

Nanna Worrywart

‘A real family treat’

The Yorkshire Post

‘A funny, fast actor-musician take on the fairytale’

The Stage

‘a jolt of electric music, life and fun’

Hull Daily Mail

‘a marvellous Dr-Seuss-meets-Hairspray atmosphere’

Hey Today

‘the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family’

Christmas in Hull