The Princess and the Pea to play at Eastbury Manor House in Barking

A production of The Princess & The Pea is to play at Eastbury Manor House in Barking this December.

Studio 3 Arts has announced their family theatre adaptation of The Princess and the Pea will perform from Thursday 10 December to Sunday 20 December at various times throughout the day.

Directed by Liza Vallance and adapted by Ashley J, the fully socially distanced and Covid-19 secure play will be staged at the iconic Eastbury Manor House, Barking IG11 9SN for groups of up to 6 people.

The famous and much loved fairy-tale was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is validated by a test of her sensitivity.

The cast of Princess and the Pea includes Rose Marie Christian, Razak Osman and Will Frazer.

Tickets are £10/£7 and can be booked online from

Liza Vallance, Artistic Director Studio 3 Arts said: “I’m so excited that despite the restrictions we find ourselves in, Studio 3 Arts will still be bringing our annual magical Christmas show to our audiences in 2020. I love The Princess and The Pea – although as you’ll expect from us, the story will be told with our usual trademark quirky style!

“This year we’re partnering with Eastbury Manor House as our venue. Audiences will experience the story unfolding throughout the ground floor of this amazing building. It’s going to be an intimate affair with no more than 20 people in the audience at any one time, to adhere to distancing guidelines and to create a unique theatre experience for all ages.

“I think we need theatre more this year than ever – escapism, fun, creativity and a great story to get wrapped up in.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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