Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Past Performances

The Helix

29 November 2006–7 January 2007

Sleeping Beauty

by Rufus NorrisA co-production between Landmark Productions and The Helix

Once upon a time … there was a beautiful princess.
And a less-than-brave prince.
But most of all, there was a rather unusual fairy.

Irish premiere


Goody Barbara BrennanThorn / Courtier / Slave Sarah BrennanMinstrel / Thorn / Courtier / Slave Phelim DrewTable Slave / Thorn / Courtier / Slave Fergal McElherronMerry Minstrel / Thorn / Courtier / Slave Mary MurrayThree Princes Rory NolanQueen / Thorn / Courtier / Slave Aisling O’NeillBeauty Kelly ShatterOgre Karl ShielsKing / Ogress Mal Whyte


Director Róisín McBrinnDesigner Paul WillsLighting Designer Tina MacHughChoreographer Rebecca WalterMusic and Sound Denis ClohessyMusical Director Cathal Synnott



‘grotesquely comic … a top-notch production’The Irish Times
‘20 out of 10 … disturbingly funny … Roisin McBrinn’s direction is splendid’ Sunday Independent
★★★★ ‘the wriggling little onlookers were howling with laughter … delighted faces at the end’Metro
‘darkly comic … the playing is uniformly excellent’ Irish Independent