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Adapted by Toby Hulse
Original music by Simon Slater

"...this production has been given a sprinkling of the legendary Watermill magic..." The Stage

"...every moment of this production was a joy to watch...There are so many wonderful moments in the play that it is difficult to single out a few." The Public Reviews

"If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional pantomime then you could do no better than this fun-filled family entertainment." British Theatre Guide

"Sparkly sets, superb costumes and lively music make this a lovely, festive production that is well worth a visit."  Henley Standard



"...two hours of pure unadulterated joy for the whole family..." ****The Public Reviews

"A delightful evening of storytelling..." The Stage

"...a delicious slice of ‘Turkish Delight...pure magic." British Theatre Guide

"...as welcome and snug as a Christmas stocking." The Times

Thu 22 Nov 2012 - Sun 06 Jan 2013

Long, long ago, in a faraway land of mystery and wonder, a cruel king listens as a beautiful princess tells him stories - magical tales of princes and fishermen, flying horses and fabulous treasures, talking animals and powerful genies. Will she find the one story that will save them both, and fill his heart with joy and love? Or is she doomed to die, and the king to remain forever alone?

Full of mystical creatures, magical transformations and enchanting music, expect a show crammed full with delights and surprises drawn from one of the greatest collection of stories ever.

From the creators of Watermill hits Treasure Island and The Wind In The Willows.

£10.50, £15.50 and £18

Suitable for age 4 upwards
Please note, no babies or children under 3 will be admitted into the auditorium.

Christmas Tea available for children and adults after matinee performances for £5.75 each. Please book when you book your tickets.

Performance running times
First Act        57 minutes
Interval          20 minutes
Second Act  38 minutes

The Cast
Tarek Merchant
Kit Orton
Morgan Philpott
Rosalind Steele
Samantha Sutherland
Amanda Wilkin

Performance Times

Thursday 22 Nov:
10.30pm and 7pm
Friday 23 Nov: 10.30am and 2.30pm

All Saturday performances: 2.30pm and 7pm

16, 23, 30 December and 6 January:  1pm and 5pm

Monday 26 Nov to Thursday 20 Dec: 10.30am and 2.30pm 
Please note, these performances are primarily for schools but booking is open to all.

Friday 21 Dec:
10.30am and 7pm

Wednesday 26 December  to Saturday 5 Jan: 2.30pm and 7pm

Directed by Robin Belfield
Designed by Karen Mckeown
Lighting designed by Mark Dymock
Sound designed by  Peter Rice
Musical director Tarek Merchant
Choreographer Michelle Gaskell