SALE Nomads Theatre Club take to the stage in their 73rd year with Sleeping Beauty at Waterside Arts from Friday, Januiary 10 until Sunday, January 19.

There’ll be beautiful, graceful fairies along with a vengeful, evil fairy and her army of crows and a hero. And of course, there’ll be the radiant Sleeping Beauty herself.

It’s a great panto for families to watch as well as a family production within the cast and crew.

Sleeping Beauty, a Nomads’ first, is written by Ross Douglas who co-directs with Jenny Hollinshead.

“There are numerous family connections both on and off stage,” said Co-Director Jenny Hollinshead, whose father used to write, direct and appear in Nomad pantos

Jenny’s nephew, Brody plays in the band and his nanna, Val, is partly responsible for the costumes.

And there are more.

Ross’s wife Diane is performing on stage whilst their daughter Meg choreographs the chorus and dancers.

The younger dancers are choreographed by Karen Carr whose daughter, Lucy, is an adult dancer. Sleeping Beauty and the Prince, are both performing alongside their mums.

Family members appear with principal roles and as dancers and chorus members.

Off stage, Nomads’ relatives can be found in the band, in publicity, make up and front of house.This is a family show in every sense of the word.

Tickets, priced £14 and £12 can be bought on-line at