Don’t get us wrong, we love a good ol’ pantomime but these days it feels like we’ve seen the same folk and fairy tales come to life hundreds of times. Until now. Leading immersive theatre The Vaults has teamed up with multi-award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees to bring a raucous alternative adult panto to the city. 

Titled Peter Pan’s Labyrinth, this festive mash-up takes the boy who never grew up, adding 20 years and 50 pounds, and forces him into the depths of Bowie’s Labyrinth with just a Faun to help him. Complete with fast-paced storytelling, a killer cult soundtrack, surreal character comedy and a lively party atmosphere, book you and your pals in now for this year’s best alternative festive get-together. 

And the best part? We’ve teamed up with The Vaults to offer Handbook readers 20% off tickets for Peter Pan’s Labyrinth and a complimentary glass of Prosecco*. 

Simply enter HANDBOOK20 at the checkout when purchasing directly through The Vaults website. Prosecco is redeemable at the bar, please state the offer upon arrival at the box office. 

Read on to find out what you can expect from this untamable show… 

Credit: Alex Brenner

Renowned for their previous mash-ups including Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers and Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Trees have been touring for over 12 years, producing 15 brilliant productions in total. Made up of three writers and performers Joshua George Smith, James Dunnell-Smith and John Woodburn, with producer Alice Carter, this new production sees them team up with a fourth onstage performer for the very first time. Drag artist Dan Wye, aka Séayoncé, will take on the role of David Bowie himself in this mega mash-up. 

Join the four performers for a wild night of theatrics, filled with that Hands for Eyes character, a slug named Wendy and the maze master himself, David Bowie (played by Wye). 

Now that time has finally caught up with him, Peter Pan left Neverland, and with it, left behind the lost boys, Tinkerbell and his youth. The year is now 2022 and Peter has fallen into some bad habits. He smokes, drinks and lives off a diet of creamed Possum (look it up) and Bovril, so not the healthiest of blokes. Determined he doesn’t want to go to Tink’s wedding looking like the target of a Huel ad, he goes in search of a solution to help his expanding guy and aggressive acid reflux. There’s supposedly only one man for the job to enable him to return to his former youthful glory, and it’s David Bowie, who happens to live in the centre of the labyrinth. 

Credit: Alex Brenner
Credit: Alex Brenner

The show is being guided by director Shenoah Allen, one-half of the sketch-narrative comedy duo The Pyjama Men, so you can expect big things, lively moments and a whole lot of fun. 

Book in now for this season’s unmissable show and get 20% off tickets for Peter Pan’s Labyrinth and a complimentary glass of Prosecco*. 

Simply enter HANDBOOK20 at the checkout when purchasing directly through The Vaults website. Prosecco is redeemable at the bar, please state the offer upon arrival at the box office.  

Peter Pan’s Labyrinth runs until 07.01.2023

Book your tickets here 

*Click here for full T&Cs

Created in partnership with The Vaults


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