An Ipswich theatre has announced the next fairytale undergoing its rock 'n' roll twist. 

Writer Vikki Stone and director Douglas Rintoul are teaming up again to bring Sleeping Beauty to the New Wolsey Theatre stage from November 22, 2024 until January 18, 2025. 

Audiences will join Princess Aurora and her friend Milo the dragon on a time-warping adventure through the mystical realm of Ipswich packed full of live rock and pop music, crazy characters and hysterical antics. 

Vikki Stone said: "I had such a blast working with Douglas and the team at the New Wolsey last year, I'm absolutely thrilled to be returning to write another rock and roll panto. 

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"I'm in the middle of writing Sleeping Beauty at the moment and I'm having so much fun already. I can't wait to show the wonderful Ipswich audiences what we have in store for them."

Ipswich Star: Performances of Sleeping Beauty start in NovemberPerformances of Sleeping Beauty start in November (Image: New Wolsey Theatre)

Chief executive of the New Wolsey Theatre, Douglas Rintoul said: "As the director of this year's rock 'n' roll pantomime, it's an absolute honour to helm the main show of the season, one that resonates deeply within our communities. 

"I eagerly anticipate infusing our production with boundless joy and a touch of anarchic humour promising to captivate and delight audiences throughout the winter season."

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It was previously announced the theatre is launching a new Panto Pay It Forward appeal this year with the aim of giving away 800 free tickets to people who may not otherwise be able to experience it. 

Audiences and supporters are asked to donate whatever they can to the initiative.

During the run BSL interpreted, captions, relaxed and dementia friendly, and live-streamed performance options will be available.

Tickets got Sleeping Beauty go on general sale at 10am on Saturday, March 23.