Community am dram group The Florence Park Players’ annual production is going online and will raise funds for the community and community centre.

This year Tangled Webb, a professional acting company, is collaborating with the group to put on the show which is online in response to the limitations around Covid.

The performance, which was going to be a winter production in February but was postponed, is Sleeping Beauty - but done differently as it focuses on the heroine’s dreams.

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Player Francesco Walker said: “This is not our annual pantomime but a twist on a classic tale.

"Emily turns 16 and gets a nasty surprise… Emily won't get what she expects. Will she escape her dreams? Will she survive? What will happen?

“She has to get all seven wands to escape her dream by 6am."

He added: "We're not calling it panto, since it's not, although it has panto elements such as dames and a prince.

“The characters use a tandem bicycle to get around and at each new location there is a different version of Emily such as young, old, male or female.”

Sleeping Beauty: The Dream Project was filmed around the city over the last weekend in April .

It can be enjoyed from May 13 to 15 on Zoom.

The performance will be mixed with some of it live and some pre-recorded.

A link will be sent to the audience on their chosen night to view the show.

The cost is “pay what you can”.

Mr Walker said: “We filmed part of the show with one camera and one boom mic in Boundary Brook Nature Reserve, Marsh Park at Oxford City Farm and in Florence Park.

"The costumes are partly provided by the cast and partly borrowed.”

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The cast are mostly amateurs but Emma Webb, the director, Nadia Rich, the producer, and Matt Winkworth, the musical director, are professionals.

The Florence Park Players usually stage a charity performance every January and have put on six previous productions: Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Robin Hood and Ali Baba.

The community centre is managed by The Florence Park Community Association which serves the Florence Park estate and neighbourhood.

Sara Reevell said: “The Florence Park Community Centre Pantomime is massively important to us - not just for the funds it brings in each year but also for the involvement and community engagement it creates.

“At this time the money raised will go to helping, among other things, being able to continue funding the provision of our Free Friday Meal delivery to our Over 60s Lunch members and other vulnerable people in the OX4 area."

She added: “Because of the effect of the pandemic on the income of our centre over the last year we have had to rely massively on events and fundraising such as this to help - we are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our community."

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