Am dram panto at Watford Palace Theatre is considered to be better than a West End show

Jack and the Beanstalk, a previous production by BACCES (British Airways Cabin Crew Entertinament Society)
Jack and the Beanstalk, a previous production by BACCES (British Airways Cabin Crew Entertinament Society)

There’s a chance to see flight attendants in a very different light, when cabin crew land on stage next week.

British Airways Cabin Crew Entertainment Society (BACCES) has performed an annual pantomime for 45 years.

And after 27 years performing in Hayes, the crew has now transferred to make their debut at Watford Palace Theatre with a stunning production of Sleeping Beauty.

More than 30 cabin crew, past and present, from all British Airways fleets at Heathrow and Gatwick, will tread the boards to make this year’s inaugural Watford production one of the best ever.

And that’s some achievement considering the ringing endorsement of their previous productions.

One satisfied supporter said: “I’ve been going to them for approximately 12 years and they are spectacular – better than some of the West End and local theatre productions, well worth attending and all for charity!”

In the last 10 years alone BACCES has donated in excess of £140,000 to many worthy causes, and this year six South Hertfordshire charities will benefit from the proceeds.

Sleeping Beauty will transport the audience to the magical Land of Nod with a two hour extravaganza of laughter, singing, booing, dancing, glitz and glamour. Will Princess Harmony, Prince Handsome, Dame Nanny McNophee, and the three fairies overthrow the evil Maleficent?

Sleeping Beauty is on from Wednesday, January 13, to Sunday 17 with a mixture of matinee and evening performances. Tickets cost between £16 and £19. Go online for full performance times and to book tickets, www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/local-company/sleeping-beauty

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased directly from the theatre box office on 01923 225671.