Saturday, December 4

Sheffield Theatres announce Sleeping Beauty Casting

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes announce a new cast member for Sleeping Beauty at the Lyceum Theatre: comedy great, Janine Duvitski.

Catherine Tyldesley has made the choice not to appear in panto at this time due to personal reasons, and Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes fully support her in this decision. 

Janine Duvitski will be playing the role of Fairy. Best known for the memorable role of Jacqueline Stewart in Benidorm, Janine is adored by British comedy audiences. Janine will be joining Sheffield’s legendary Dame, Damian Williams, alongside actor, presenter and comic Ben Thornton (Cinderella), Lucas Rush (Damian’s Pop-Up Panto!, Rock of Ages), Hannah Everest (Gypsy) and Dominic Sibanda (Hairspray). The cast will be supported by a brilliant ensemble.

Back in the Lyceum theatre, Sleeping Beauty is bigger and bolder than ever. Written and directed by regular pantomime producer Paul Hendy, this will be the fourteenth year Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes have produced the Sheffield Lyceum pantomime.

Hilarious and fun-filled for all the family, Sleeping Beauty promises to be the pantomime of your dreams, with lavish sets, hilarious jokes and everyone’s favourite ghost bench gag.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Friday 3rd December 2021 – Monday 3rd January 2022 at the Lyceum theatre, Sheffield. Tickets are on sale now at  

Sheffield Theatres continues to follow the industry-wide safety protocols and government guidance for indoor entertainment. All the latest information is available at

Sleeping Beauty is sponsored by CityGrab.

Sheffield Theatres Listings


Friday 3rd December 2021 – Monday 3rd January 2022

Relaxed performance: Thursday 9th December 10.15am

Captioned performance: Tuesday 14th December, 7pm and Sunday 2nd January, 1pm

Audio Described performance: Thursday 16th December, 7pm

Signed performance: Wednesday 15th December, 1pm and Thursday 16th December, 7pm

Tickets from £15 (limited availability)