The Forgotten Princess This Easter step into an enchanted forest full of fairy-tale characters and follow the adventures of the Forgotten Princess. With Sword fighting handsome princes, Cinderella on her way to the ball, Rapunzel getting into a tangle, and even the three little Pigs getting in on the action the Forgotten Princes is going to be an Easter to remember. After the show meet all your favourite characters such as Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Jack and a giant Beanstalk, and even Pinocchio just to name a few.. Running time 2 hours (including interval) Tickets Adults £16 Concessions £14 Children £12 Family ticket of four £48 (Can only be purchased via Box Office) Groups and Societies £8 (bookings more than 10 only) Schools £5 Dates Wednesday 4th April 7:00pm Thursday 5th April 2:00pm Thursday 5th April 7:00pm Friday 6th April 2:00pm Friday 6th April 7:00pm Saturday 7th April 2:00pm Saturday 7th April 7:00pm Sunday 8th April 2:00pm Tuesday 10th April 2:00pm Tuesday 10th April 7:00pm Wednesday 11th April 2:00pm Wednesday 11th April 7:00pm Thursday 12th April 2:00pm Thursday 12th April 7:00pm Friday 13th April 2:00pm Friday 13th April 7:00pm Saturday 14th April 2:00pm Saturday 14th April 700pm Box Office 023 9273 7370 www.groundlings.co.uk
Groundlings is a unique Georgian Theatre built in 1784, it is a magical place with secret doors and hidden rooms, it is also said to be haunted by ten friendly ghosts. It was frequented by Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens was nearly born here. The building went on to serve the rich and the poor with downstairs floor serving as the classroom for impoverished children and the upstairs being used by the high society for meetings, concerts and theatre. The school applied a very disciplinarian attitude to education. It was not until 1837 the boys only school was opened to girls and a junior school was also formed in 1873. The school had to be closed in 1939 due to the outbreak of WW2 and it is said that a Nazi sympathizer used the roof of the school to shine a torch to direct bombers seeking to hit Portsmouth Dockyard. The school finally closed in 1962. It was in 2010 when Richard Stride bought a burned-out shell of a theatre thanks to a stray firework – he then embarked on a major restoration job. He decided to appeal to locals to roll their sleeves up. They desperately needed help; so builders, local volunteers, in fact, everyone came to lend a hand. With Groundlings Theatre finally fully restored, the team of actors, locals and volunteers run a varied programme of events for young and old from pantos to comedy, from new plays to Shakespeare. Today Groundlings Theatre is buzzing with life and it truly is a unique, intimate experience watching a performance.