This year's pantomime at Norwich Theatre Royal will be a real musical treat as a second West End star is announced. 

Karl Queensborough will play the role of the Prince in Sleeping Beauty: The Fairy's Tale, which runs at the city venue from December 9 2023 until January 7 2024. 

He recently played Alexander Hamilton in the West End production of Hamilton: An American Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

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He has also starred in The Crown on Netflix and Girl from the North Country.  

Mr Queensborough said: "Panto is one of those unique standout shows where it is literally created for everyone.

Norwich Evening News: Karl Queensborough will play the Prince in the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomimeKarl Queensborough will play the Prince in the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime (Image: Supplied by Norwich Theatre)

"I'm excited to get silly, interact with the audience and get into the Christmas spirit."  

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He joins already-announced West End star Millie O'Connell (Six) as Sleeping Beauty, Coronation Street's Beverley Callard as the Evil Fairy and returning favourites Joe Tracini and Richard Gauntlett as The Good Fairy and The Queen, respectively.

Stephen Crocker, Norwich Theatre chief executive and creative director, said: "Sleeping Beauty: The Fairy's Tale sees two of the biggest stars from the West End come together for a level of musical talent not usually seen in a pantomime."

Anyone who books or has already booked before October 31 will be eligible for priority tickets for Hamilton at the Theatre Royal.