Welcome to the cast of Sleeping Beauty...
Casting is locally led by Darren Seed who will play ‘Prince George’. Darren was raised near Charlestown and studied music at Cornwall College before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has since worked extensively on stage and screen and his credits include The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (ITV), Room On The Broom (UK Tour), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (USA & UK Tours), Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (West End) and The Last Days Of Mankind (Bristol Old Vic).
‘Princess Rose’ is played by Jennifer Clement, making her Hall For Cornwall debut. Her theatre credits include Andy Capp: The Musical (Finborough Theatre), The Last Days of Mankind (Bristol Old Vic Theatre), Pericles (Redgrave Theatre) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tobacco Factory Theatre).
Granville Saxton will be playing 'King Mark' and is a firm favourite with HFC audiences, loved for his hilarious audience interaction and brilliant ad-libbing. Granville is known as a villainous Death Eater in the final two Harry Potter films and has also appeared in numerous stage, television and film roles such as Our Friends In The North, Poirot, Shine On Harvey Moon, Harem, If Tomorrow Comes, Yanks, The Emissary and the Disney film Maleficent.
Our hero 'Kenwyne' will be played by Kernow King, otherwise known as Edward Rowe and is truly established as the king of local comedy. His recent tour of Trevithick! played to packed houses across Cornwall, culminating with a sell-out show at Hall For Cornwall in 2016. For the last twelve months Edward performed a children’s show called The Cornish Caretakers, played the lead character in Mark Jenkin’s new film Bait (released next year) and has been devising two new theatre shows for 2018.
Once again the production will be co-produced, co-written and directed by Truro resident Simon Harvey, Artistic Director of o-region, resident Associate Director of Kneehigh Theatre and Artistic Director of HFC Youth Theatre. Sleeping Beauty is co-produced and co-written by Richard Healey, the show’s Musical Director. Richard is an Associate Composer for Mercury Music Developments and Associate Musical Director for Youth Music Theatre UK.