Panto at Millennium Forum 26/11 - 2/1

The biggest panto in the North West is back and it’s guaranteed to be a beauty!

Millennium Forum is getting ready for the much anticipated return of its annual Christmas pantomime when Sleeping Beauty opens for a month long run on Friday 26th November. Sleeping Beauty herself, aka local actress, Rachael O’Connor, has had an extra long sleep this time (102 years to be precise, due to the Covid Lockdown), and she’s looking forward to being back onstage to delight local children of all ages this festive time.

Rachael will be joined by the popular funnyman, William Caulfield, who reprises his role as Dame Nanny Cranny, Karen Hawthorne, who returns as the evil Carabosse, local actor, Conor O’Kane, as Prince Charming, Orla Mullan as the Lilac Fairy and Keith Lynch as the loveable sidekick, Pickles.

It’s been two long years since the city has seen panto performed at Christmas, and this year the Millennium Forum promises a Christmas to remember. . . It’s time to make more memories!

Fun, frolics and laughter abound in this wonderful take on the traditional tale staged by the acclaimed Millennium Forum Productions.

Catch up with the hilarious Nanny Cranny and Pickles; the love struck Princess Beauty and Prince Charming, the delightful Lilac Fairy and the odious, wicked Carabosse with her never-before seen evil sidekick! With hilarious comedy, breath-taking special effects and all the joy of Christmas 2021, this festive favourite is fun for all the family from 4-94!

Sleeping Beauty runs at the Millennium Forum from Friday 26th November 2021 to Sunday 2nd January 2022. Signed Performance at 7pm on Thurs 2nd December. Relaxed Performance at 2pm on Sat 4th December. Tickets are now available from the Box Office and are priced from £12.00. Telephone 71 264455 or visit for bookings. Proudly sponsored by the Richmond Centre.

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The Millennium Forum has implemented a range of Covid safety procedures to ensure the healthy and safe return to events. Full details can be viewed here. Customers should also note that 24 hour car parking is available in the East Car Park at Foyleside.

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