The juvenile ensemble cast for the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s 2019-20 traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty have been chosen from two local performing arts schools, following several rounds of auditions.

The juvenile ensemble is made up of sixteen female dancers, aged between six and sixteen, and are formed of a team from Guildford’s renowned Italia Conti and a team from Aldershot’s Briar Dance Academy.

Italia Conti have commented “Italia Conti Arts Centre are delighted to be selected as one of the Juvenile Ensemble teams for this year’s Yvonne Arnaud pantomime.  Our team of girls can’t wait to get stuck into rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty and be part of the magical family pantomime”

These talented young dancers will be performing alongside X Factor finalist Holly Tandy, as well as the Yvonne Arnaud’s beloved cast regulars Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon and everyone’s favourite Brummie Jamie Brook.

Sleeping Beauty opens on Friday 6 December and runs until Sunday 5 January. Book now to be whisked to the magic of pantoland!

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are on sale now!  You can book yours by calling the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Box Office on (01483) 44 00 00 or by visiting the website at