Super Sheep return to South Wales this August Bank Holiday with another fabulous musical fairytale for all the family, Sleeping Beauty – A Supersheep Adventure.
Ripley Theatre will perform six shows in Newport, Bridgend and Cardiff. After sell-out shows of The Amazing Adventures of Little Red in 2021 and 2022, this new production tells the story of young Welsh Fairy Rhiannon who is tasked with saving her best friend from an eternal sleep, helped by a sheep called Suzy Jo and a Pig called Wizzy.
Toe-tapping tunes and lyrics from award-winning composer James Williams and writer Lesley Ross will have children and grown-ups dancing in their seats, cheering the goodies, booing the baddies and singing all the way home.
“We are so excited to be bringing the Super Sheep back to their home in South Wales,” says director and Welsh pantomime dame Greg Ashton. “The Super Sheep have been in existence for over 20 years now and they have gained quite a following since we made recordings of the stories.
The Sheep Chronicles are available as audio books featuring narrators Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty, Catastrophe), Tony Maudsley (Benidorm, Coronation Street) and in the case of Sleeping Beauty, the wonderful Colin Salmon who recently joined the cast of Eastenders as George Knight!”
The cast includes a breadth of talent of all ages: Cadi Mullane, Elis Sleight and Caitlin Ware are all recent students of RWCMD Musical Theatre courses, Alfie Morwood (Elf – West End, School of Rock -UK Tour) plays young Prince Roland Rollover, while on the other end of the age spectrum, Sue Salmon (RSC, Globe) and Greg Ashton (Offie nominee for The Diva Drag) portray has-been Fairytale characters, Big Red Riding Hood & Oldielocks.
The cast is rounded off with Ripley Theatre Alumni Sharon James, Katie Finch, Janine Pardo, Hugo Joss Catton & Katie Roberts.
Sleeping Beauty – A Supersheep Adventure plays at:
- Newport Riverfront Studio, Thursday 24th August 2.30 & 5.30pm
- Bridgend Vine Christian Centre, Saturday 26th August 2pm & 5pm
- Michael Sheen Studio Cardiff & Vale College, Sunday 27th August 11.30am & 2pm