Sleeping Beauty

Saddleworth's professional pantomime is back! A magical show for all the family!

14 - 31 Dec 2019

Sleeping Beauty the best pantomime in Greater Manchester 2019 Millgate Arts Centre

The Big Tiny presents

Sleeping Beauty

14 - 31 Dec 2019

Following 2018's sellout sensation, the team behind Jack and the Beanstalk are back with a dazzling new pantomime for Christmas 2019 - Sleeping Beauty.
With a hilarious new script and jaw-dropping special effects, Saddleworth's very own panto will be bigger, better and even more magical than ever.
Make the Saddleworth panto part of your Christmas tradition and book TODAY.


Saddleworth Independent


"Not to be missed"

Saddleworth Life

"Spectacular set and costumes... the special effects were stunning"

Market Drayton Advertiser

Meet the cast

Robert Styles - Nurse Nanny Nightingale

Training: Arts Educational School
Robert has performed Shakespeare at the Old Vic, Eastenders in the Queen Vic, and shared the stage with Australian soap stars Jason Donovan and Ray Meagher in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in London’s West End. He has appeared in comedies, tragedies, thrillers and Christmas shows in theatres up and down the country from the Chichester Festival Theatre to the Blackpool Grand.

TV credits include Call The Midwife, Jonathan Creek, Silent Witness, Doctors, The Bill, Creeped Out.

Philppa Howard - Carabosse

Training: Bristol Old Vic

Theatre credits includes: Maria in Twefth Night, Margaret/Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, First Witch Macbeth (all GB Theatre Company), starred in Aladdin for BSPA to name but a few


TV credits include: Casualty, Wycliffe

Film credits include:  Flying Blind (feature film)

Will Cousins - Chester the Jester

You may recognise Will - he’s thrilled to be back!

Will trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. 

Will’s panto credits include: Simple Simon in last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk, Wishee Washee in Aladdin and Simple Simon in Sleeping Beauty (both Billingham Forum), various characters including a 15ft dragon in Sleeping Beauty (Loughborough Town Hall) and the Mad Hatter (Darwen Library Theatre), to name but a few.


Will's first passion has always been puppetry.  He is secretary of the Punch and Judy Fellowship and regularly provides puppetry direction, consultancy and design for companies and shows (work includes: Emmerdale, The Metro, Hits Radio, The Lowry).

Daniel Wallage - Prince Toby / Herald

Training: The Brighton Academy.

Theatre credits include: 2 Dumb (Orginal Workshop Cast) Showtune (Union Theatre, London) Cheeky Chappie (Brighton Fringe Festival) Cinderella (Brighton Premier), Sweet Charity (Brighton Fringe Festival), Rocky Horror Halloween Ball (Hilton Metropole), West End Rocks (Birmingham ICC).

Megan Jarvie - Princess Rose / Queen Geraldine / Prince Toby / Herald

Training: the MGA Academy and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include: Dogfight andSongs for Jeremy (both Southwark Playhouse). Credits whilst training include: Gladys Hotchkiss in The Pyjama Game, Ado Annie/Dance Captain in OKLAHOMA!, Elsa in Flora and the Red Menace.

Alice Merrivale - Pixel the Fairy

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre credits include: Hermia/Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream  and Juliet/Miranda/Puck in The Tempest (Oddscocks), Bic in Handwriting (Old Red Lion Theatre, London), Jamie in 15,16,17 (Old Vic New Voices).

Ian Hayles - King Harold

Ian teaches Clown and Improvisation at Alra North.

He is a highly accomplished improviser, currently developing his show GRIM! (Old Courts, Wigan) and can be seen at The Crystal Maze LIVE, Manchester.


Ian’s numerous credits include theatre, TV, panto and film.

Jet Performing Arts School - dancers

Jet Performing Arts Studios runs dance classes from our new studios in Springhead, Oldham. We focus on Street Dance, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Ballet, Tap, ModernISTD, Jazz and now UDO Street Dance syllabus. Jet Studio’s now provides Zumba and zumbatomic classes at our studios in Springhead, Saddleworth with a fully Licenced instructor. In addition we run classes and workshops for Musical Theatre, Drama, and Singing. We run classes for Children and Adults. More info here.

Next up...

The Dame 

starring Peter Duncan