Once Upon a Mattress

About the Show

If you thought you knew the story of the Princess and the Pea, you maybe in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the Princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales the same way again.

Play Credits

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Our Team

Producer: Andree Day
Director: Janet Ness
Music Director: Gayle Haley
Set Designer: Brenda Thompson, Janet Ness & Cate Tildon
Sound Technician:  Eric Tulp


Georgian Theatre

Georgian Theatre
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie,  ON L4M 3X9

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