Sleeping Beauty


Where do I begin… Sleeping Beauty 2024 was the most incredible, inspiring and sensational experience that filled my heart with nothing but pride! The level of commitment and sheer passion for perfection was clearly evident from the whole cast – from the large-scale dazzling numbers, down to the more intimate drama and solo scenes – the attention from the audience didn’t waiver once.

I am immensely proud that Centre Stage continues to be a supportive, encouraging and kind school, that enables every child to shine. I have been inundated with emails sharing what many perceived to be “West-End standard,” where audience members “forgot this was an amateur show”.  

A huge thanks to the incredible professional technical team, my creative teachers, the stage crew and the entire backstage team– the show wouldn’t happen without you all.

The reviews have been simply wonderful – I felt very emotional when reading them and couldn’t stop smiling. Sleeping Beauty certainly raised the bar yet again, with a cast that had such talent and thirst for performing… I will never forget the energy in the theatre, as all 362 students took their final bow!Congratulations to you all… WE DID IT!


Thank you to Anne from ‘Scene One Plus’ and and Dylan from ‘Kids 2 the Stage’, who came along to review the show. 

Scene One Plus said “This was a production that deserved to be seen and enjoyed by full houses of every combination”… “the students have not only learnt and developed superb performance skills, but they have also embraced the numerous life skills that they can carry forward into the world beyond the stage: teamwork, empathy, discipline, dedication, diligence and resilience.”

To read the full review click here

‘Kids 2 the Stage’ said “Sleeping Beauty is a testament to the exceptional talent and dedication of the performers and creative team at Centre Stage”

To read the full review click here


I just wanted to email and say how wonderful the show was and how blown away we were at the costumes, dancing and fabulous atmosphere. A huge credit to your dance school.

I just wanted to say what an absolutely awesome team you have at CS! Having our daughters being part of CS really is a privilege and seeing how much they have both enjoyed the whole process of putting on a show really has been fantastic.

From the very beginning of learning their dances, auditions, seeing their costumes for the first time, rehearsing together, making new friendships along the way and then to actually perform such a professional show at the Lighthouse is something they will remember for ever.

As a child, I never had the opportunities that my girls have had,  I’m so happy we have found CS and look forward to them growing as young performers and watching them with awe on stage. They will keep these memories with them forever.

You and your team work so incredibly hard for our children and it’s clear that this is not just a job or business, you really are ‘in it’ for each and every one of them and for nurturing the children to be the best they can be.

Just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic show❣️It was so enjoyable! The casting was very good, all the costumes very eye catching, the scene changes very slick, the little ones as funny and cute as ever, and platinums had a ball together (even though they were aching to the core from the rehearsals 🤪). The speeches were very moving. I’ve sent a few photos on to you. I especially like the montage of Daniella and Lacey as it shows their great friendship.

Well done on a top quality production. It was very uplifting and impressive

I expect you are absolutely shattered with joy! It was an absolutely amazing show, I just don’t know how you do it – you are very clever ladies. The choreography was just superb and everything about the show spectacular and you should be so so proud. It is better than West End, it really is. Everyone can just see how much you have put into this, it is so evident and every little detail has been thought about.

This has been our first year of being involved with centre stage and I was not expecting a show like that! I was Absolutely blown away by how incredible the show was, such an AMAZING opportunity for our children to be involved in a professional production. Costumes, calibre of acting, involvement of all and choreography absolutely 10/10. So grateful to you, Laura and everyone supporting 🥇💐🍾