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The Sleeping Beauty

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1958 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Delany, Edward (designers)
    Kingman, Tod, born 1910 - died 1987 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache and glitter on vellum

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Roger Fox

  • Museum number:

    S.196-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set design for 'The Wonderland of the World: The Frozen North' in the pantomime The Sleeping Beauty London Palladium, 1958.

The Sleeping Beauty starred Charlie Drake as The King, Bruce Forsyth as Presto the Jester and Edmund Hockeridge as Prince Michael. The show’s scenary was designed by Edward Delany and Tod Kingman and was described as “bold and brazen” by the Sunday Times, featuring settings diverse as an Alpine Village, A Medieval Castle, Paris, The Golden West and the Mystic East.

To encorporate Canadian singer Hockeridge into the show, writers Phil Park and David Croft created a backstory for their Prince, who had been raised on the American prairie as a cowboy.

This was the only Palladium pantomime to not feature a Dame.

Physical description

Gouache and glitter on vellum set design for 'The Wonderland of the World: The Frozen North' in the pantomime The Sleeping Beauty London Palladium, 1958. The design depicts a winter setting with various strutcuutres from around the world. There is a castle tower, a cathedral and an Asian pagoda.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1958 (designed)

Artist/maker

Delany, Edward (designers)
Kingman, Tod, born 1910 - died 1987 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache and glitter on vellum

Marks and inscriptions


Dimensions

Height: 17 cm, Width: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Set design for 'The Wonderland of the World: The Frozen North' in the pantomime The Sleeping Beauty London Palladium, 1958

Materials

Gouache; Glitter; Vellum

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Categories

Designs; Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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