SLEEPING Beauty is the first panto Sally Wild has directed for Urmston Musical Theatre – and she’s loving it.

“Everyone has worked so hard for me and made it such an enjoyable experience,” she says.

Sally’s love is dancing and as a dancing teacher, she will also be choreographing teenaged girls and tinies who belong to UMT Juniors.

“One of the things I am most proud of is seeing our younger members take part,” she says.

“It’s been tough taking on the dual role – but it’s a great learning curve.”

The panto sticks to the traditional tale of the princess condemned to sleep for 100 years who is awakened by the kiss of a prince.

Sleeping Beauty will be played by Vicki Harrison. Sally says: “Her sunny personality, beautiful singing voice and lovely smile make her the perfect choice.”

As in all good pantos, there’ll be a dame. This time Matt Fox, making his debut in the role, will cause the laughs. “Matt has contributed his own ideas and has been fun to work with in rehearsals,” says Sally.

“I strongly believe that pantomime as an art form, whilst appealing to all ages, should be a magical experience for children in particular.”

*Sleeping Beauty is at the Poolside Theatre, Urmston Leisure Centre, Bowfell Road, Urmston at 7.30 from Tuesday, 14th – Friday, 17th February and at noon and 4 pm on Saturday, 18th February.

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