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Classic Fairytales: Retold for the Stage


Sleeping Beauty | Cinderella | Beauty and the Beast – Three sparkling adaptations of classic fairytales by a master of the genre.


Classic Fairytales: Retold for the Stage

by Charles Way

Sleeping Beauty | Cinderella | Beauty and the Beast

Three sparkling adaptations of classic fairytales.

Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast: three timeless tales retold for the stage by one of the UK’s most renowned writers of plays for children, Charles Way.

Winner of the Writers Guild Best Children’s Play Award, Way’s plays appeal to audiences of all ages, are translated into several languages and performed internationally. Each of the three plays explores the journey from childhood to adulthood, but each takes a specific angle. These are plays which know no boundaries, are great fun to produce, and at the same time, are utterly serious.


The Plays

Sleeping Beauty

“Hovering deliciously between the scary and fairytale, this is a show with fire in its belly and bewitching theatre for anyone over six.” Time Out


“This adaptation of the world’s best-loved fairytale is not to be missed. A Christmas treat for all the family, whether one is 5 or 95.” Morning Star

Beauty and the Beast

“All the ingredients of the classic fairytale with the added dimension of rounded characters who are flawed human beings.” Manchester Evening News


About the author

Charles Way has written over 40 plays, many of them for children and young people. He was commissioned by the National Theatre to write Alice In The News, which children all over Britain have performed. He has also written many plays for radio, and a TV poem for BBC 2, No Borders, set in the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.


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