Bradford favourite and panto legend Billy Pearce will return to star as the hilarious Muddles; best friend and loyal companion to the beautiful Princess. Side-splittingly funny, Billy will bring his trademark mad-cap comedy and boundless energy to the stage and will have audiences laughing in the aisles.

Yorkshire-born Billy has been a staple on the comedy scene since his early days on the northern club circuit. He came to national prominence when he appeared on TV’s New Faces in 1986 and was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, including five Children’s Royal Variety shows and three Royal Variety shows. Billy has been awarded Services to Arts and Entertainment at the Yorkshire awards, previously won by the Kaiser Chiefs and Alan Ayckbourn and has been given the Pride of Yorkshire award. Billy has worked with many panto greats including Lisa Riley, Joe McElderry, Darren Day and Christopher Biggins at the Alhambra Theatre; and last year he charmed pantomime audiences in Bradford when he celebrated his 21st panto season at the venue.

Join Billy in a magical adventure where the lovely Princess Aurora pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel given to her by her evil godmother Carabosse and is placed under a cruel curse forcing her to sleep for one hundred years. Will true love win the day and can the handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Will the princess’ best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans?

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments:

“Sleeping Beauty is a new pantomime title for us at the Alhambra Theatre, and with Billy at the helm once again, there’s no doubt that theatregoers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy another exceptional panto in Bradford this year. The region’s audiences have huge affection for the Alhambra Theatre’s festive production and with our reputation for providing outstanding entertainment for all ages, I’m sure that people will choose Sleeping Beauty as their Christmas treat.”

Sleeping Beauty is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and is directed by Ed Curtis, Qdos’ Creative Director. With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book tickets now.

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