Princess opens Grotto!

Christmas magic was in the air when Santa arrived at DZG yesterday to be welcomed by the stars of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto who officially opened his Sleeping Beauty-themed grotto. 


Former Coronation Street star, Lucy Evans, who plays Princess Beauty and West End actor, Oliver Watton, who is playing Prince Daniel cut the ribbon to the grotto in the heart of the 11th century Dudley Castle before taking a tour inside.


Throughout the last few weeks the grotto has been transformed into Sleeping Beauty’s palace, complete with an enchanted animal woodland, a winter wonderland wedding, an antique spinning wheel and Sleeping Beauty herself.


DZG Marketing Manager, Julia Lockett, said: “We were delighted Lucy and Oliver took time out of their busy rehearsal schedule to visit us and officially greet Santa and the first young visitors to the grotto.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of children over the next few weeks as the grotto runs until Christmas Eve.”

Sleeping Beauty’s Magical Christmas Castle includes a gift, a magical train ride and a glow in the dark puppet show.

All tickets must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance by clicking here.