14 December 2011 - 04 January 2012
It's a GIANT pantomime with a production that's as fresh as a daisy and is certain to raise the roof of The Spa with bucket loads of laughter!
Charlie Dimmock - Organic Fairy
Ian Parkin - King Crumble
Craig Harper - Simple Simon
Andy Steed - Jack Trott
Philip Armstrong - Dame Trott
Lisa Kelsey - Princess Amelia
Richard Kettle - Fleshcreep
Collette Tyler School of Dance
Director: David Samuel
Choreographer: Nicky Sweeney
Musical Director: Bill Hayton
Visit our You Tube channel for highlights of the Jack & the Beanstalk launch
09 December 2011 - 31 December 2011
This year the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty will be enchanting audiences as the battle of good over evil is brought to life in the shape of the evil fairy Carabosse who puts a spell on Princess Aurora and threatens to end her life.
The Lilac Fairy's magic ensures the Princess lives, but not before she pricks her finger and all in the kingdom fall asleep for 100 years!
But there will be nothing sleepy about this year's production! Plenty of audience participation, plenty of mischief, madness and mayhem will make for a dream of a pantomine to leave audiences in a spin!
Same Difference - Sarah as the Lilac Fairy & Sean as Prince Rupert
Noel Brodie - Muddles
Keith 'appy Hopkins - Nurse Kitty Cough-Drop
Helen Jeckells - Carabosse
Olivia Walmsley - Princess Aurora
The Valle Academy
Director: Michelle Blair
Musical Director: Ben Wiles
Choreographer: Helen Jeckells
To see highlights from this year's Sleeping Beauty launch visit our You Tube channel
10 December 2011 - 02 January 2012
This year's pantomime has all the ingredients of a mouth watering feast of fun, frivolity and festive cheer! Our traditional pantomime tale will be served up with spectacular scenery, colourful costumes, creative choreography accompanied by live music and a huge side dish of slapstick delivered by a very talented cast who promise plenty of magic in the giant kingdom of Sunnyvale!
Angela Wynter - Organic Fairy
Tony Rudd - Simple Simon
Leon Craig - Dame Trott
Allan Jay - Jack Trott
Sophie Wilkins - Princess Amelia
Herbie Adams - King Crumble
Matthew Ashforde - Fleshcreep
Giant Blunderbore - Ben West
Director: Matthew Ashforde
Musical Director: James Moriarty
Choreographer: Kevin Archbold
Visit our You Tube channel for highlights from this year's launch
07 December 2011 - 08 January 2012
Itís a pantomime adventure paved in gold, packed with plenty of comedy capers and polished off with all the winning ingredients audiences have come to expect from a Paul Holman Associates and Derby Live production.
Dick Whittington and his Cat will be striding into the Assembly Rooms this December and introducing audiences to a host of colourful characters.
Sarah the Cook will be dishing out huge helpings of comedy aided and abetted by the loveable Idle Jack, who will both join Dick, Tommy the Cat, the Captain and Mate on the good ship Saucy Sal as they set sail to discover unfound treasures.
Will Fairy Bow Bells help our handsome hero? Will King Rat get caught in a trap and mend his evil ways? Only one way to find out!
King Rat - Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends)
Fairy Bow Bells - Linda Robson (Birds of a Feather)
Idle Jack - Mike "Squeaky" McClean (Richard & Judy, Big Breakfast)
Dick Whittington - Luke Roberts (Hi-5)
Sarah the Cook - Ian Good (The Plenty Girls)
Sarah Accomando - Alice Fitzwarren
Andrew Haynes - Alderman Fitzwarren
Sean McKenzie - Captain Cockle
Ellie Stevenson - Tommy the Cat
Kenn Oldfield - Director
Musical Director - Philip Shute
Choreographer - Robert Wheeler
To see highlights from this year's pantomime launch visit You Tube, Derby Live Official Channel
02 December 2011 - 07 January 2012
All the magical ingredients audiences have come to expect from pantomime at The Carriageworks will be included, from special effects, live music and plenty of audience participation, through to the traditional song sheet. And naturally we have a Beast of a cast who will reveal the Beauty of our pantomime story!
Denise Nolan - Witch Hazel
Jez Edwards - Pierre
Paul Leno - Madam Fifi
Abigail Welford - Beauty
Ben Palmer - Count of Cristi Monti / The Beast
Brian Weston - Professor Crackpot
SLP College & Junior Academy
Director & Choreographer: David Samuel Musical Director: Alex Weatherhill
To see highlights from the Beauty & and the Beast launch visit our You Tube channel
10 November 2011 - 02 January 2012
Lowestoft will be alive this Christmas with a fast paced story line which will grow quicker than our magical beanstalk, a dame to add confusion and comedy capers, and of course, the traditional battle of good over evil. And if thatís not enough, thereís Daisy the cow to bring cuteness to this enchanting tale of dare-devil adventure!
Sue Hodge - Organic Fairy
Bobby Crush - Dame Trott
Chris Edgerley - Jack Trott
Adam Kelly - Simple Simon
Timmy the Toucan as himself
Sophie Bloom - Princess Amelia
David Redgrave - Fleshcreep
Geoffrey Strum - King Crumble
June Glennie School of Dance
Director: Debbie Flitcroft
Musical Direcotor: Keith Paddington Richards
Choreographer: Aaron Francis
To see highlights from this year's Jack & the Beanstalk launch visit our You Tube channel
07 December 2011 - 31 December 2011
Jump on board the magical carpet ride to pantoland at the Palace Theatre, where we'll transport you to a world where everything sparkles and shines!
Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring will be joining forces with our handsome hero Aladdin as they tackle the greedy, gruesome Abanazar.
Bernie Clifton - Wishee Washee
Marshall Lancaster - Abanzar
Rob McVeigh - Aladdin
Antony Stuart-Hicks - Widow Twankey
Victoria Scott - Princess Jasmine
International Illusionists The Renleah Experience - Slave of the Ring & Genie of the Lamp
PC Ping - Jake Lindsay
PC Pong - Drew Levi Huntsman
with the Tozer Dance Studio
Director: Peter Dayson Choroegrapher: Hayley Simmons Musical Director: Matt Marks
To see highlights from this year's launch visit our You Tube channel
05 December 2011 - 31 December 2011
Simply wicked, simply wonderful, simply must be seen!
And there's seven other reason's why Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is the pantomime to dwarf all others!
Huge helpings of laughter with a generous serving of traditional pantomime audience participation, mixed with stunning scenery, spectacular costumes, a dashing prince and the fairest Snow White of all. Add in seven dwarfs full of mischief and merriment, sprinkle with lots of Woodland Fairy magic dust and then sit back and enjoy for just over two hours.
Stefan Booth - Prince Stefan
Nikki Kelly - Wicked Queen
Helena Blackman - Snow White
Peter John - Dame Dolly
Ricky K - Muddles
Phil W Green - Herman the Henchman
Director: Mark Piper
Musical Director: Michael Lovelock
Choreographer: Jane Webb
To see highlights from this year's wicked launch visit our You Tube channel
09 December 2011 - 02 January 2012
Evil forces are at play in this far from sleepy production of the classic fairy tale story of Princess Aurora Ė the girl who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and promptly falls asleep for 100 years!
Itís a true, traditional pantomime battle of good over evil, with the conniving, calculating Fairy Carabosse concocting spells and potions in a bid to out do the loveable Lilac Fairy.
Nurse Katy Cough Drop will be delivering a dame sized performance as she prescribes laughter and comedy for all the family and a handsome hero from lands far away will be searching for his princess in this panto tale thatís everything but sleepy!
Vicki Michelle - Carabosse
Mike Newman Jnr - Muddles
Adam Daye - Nurse Katy Cough-Drop
Gary Tushaw - Prince Rupert
Carys Gray - Lilac Fairy
Sarah Thatcher - Princess Aurora
Maurice Thorogood - King Court Short
Director: Maurice Thorogood
Choreographer: Drew Varley
Musical Director: Robert Wicks
To see highlights of the launch of Sleeping Beauty visit our You Tube channel
07 December 2011 - 31 December 2011
A pumpkin magically transformed into a sparkling coach, mice into white horses and a girl goes from rags to a stunning ball gown all with the wave of a good fairyís wand. Glass slippers and a spell that breaks when the clock chimes midnight, can only mean one thing!
Jonathan Ansell - Prince Charming
Michael Otton - Buttons
Suzanne David - Cinderella
Oliver Gray & Dean Horner - Ugly Sisters
Louise Travis - Fairy Godmother
Jonathan Eio - Dandini
The Maria Anderson School of Dance
Director: Louise Travis
Muscial Director: Lloyd Morris
Choreographer: Nicky-Michelle Davlin
To see highlights from this year's launch visit our You Tube Chanel
08 December 2011 - 02 January 2012
It's a comedy pantomime adventure action-packed from start to finish! Join us on a road trip to Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood, Will Scarlett and Little John are battling it out with the dastardly, devious and dangerous Sheriff of Nottingham.
Maid Marion longs for the arms of her handsome hero but first Robin has some rescuing to do and then he must rid pantoland of all that is evil.
Nurse Tilly Twitter will be giving a dame sized performance as she tries to look after the babes but we may need the Fairy of the Forest to wave her magic wand and bring our pantomime adventure to the happy ever after ending it deserves.
Francis & Wheatley - Eddie & Freddie
Graeme Kinniburgh - Robin Hood
Janine Pardo - Maid Marion
Ian Ganderton - Nurse Tilly Twitter
Ian Billings - Friar Tuck
Gareth Davies - Sheriff of Nottingham
Felicity Butler - Fairy of the Leaves
Director: Ian Billings
Musical Director: Laurence Knight
Choreographer: Felicity Butler
Visit our You Tube channel for highlights from this year's launch
13 December 2011 - 08 January 2012
Fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure with this yearís lavish production at The Playhouse, where you can escape to a world of magic, where adventure beckons on a pantomime flight of spectacle, slapstick and song!
Come and cheer on Aladdin, Wishee Washee and Widow Twankey as they do battle with the evil magician Abanazar. Will our handsome hero find true love with the delectable Princess Jasmine? Maybe with a little help from the Slave of the Ring and the Genie of the Lamp we'll reach a happy ever after ending!
Abanazar - John Challis (Only Fools & Horses, The Green, Green Grass)
Princess Jasmine - Cat Sandion (Hi-5)
Simmons & Simmons - SGT Me & PC You
Terry Gleed - Wishee Washee
Jason Sutton - Widow Twankey
Paul Arden-Griffith - Emperor Chop Suey
Craig Daniel Adams - Aladdin
Kelly Sims - Slave of the Ring
David O'Reilly - Genie of the Lamp
Tina Counsell School of Dance & Drama
Keith & Ben Simmons - Directors
Paul Woolley - Musical Director
Kelly Sims - Choreographer
To see highlights from this year's Aladdin launch visit our You Tube channel
02 December 2011 - 31 December 2011
A pumpkin magically transformed into a sparkling coach, mice into white horses and a girl goes from rags to a stunning ball gown all with the wave of a good fairyís wand. Glass slippers and a spell that breaks when the clock chimes midnight, it can only mean one thing!
Yes! Cinderella's carriage is getting ready to ride into Worthing to deliver everyone's favourite pantomime. Packed full of traditional panto madness, mayhem and mishaps, Cinderella will need all the help she can gather from her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons if she's to find her Prince Charming and live happily ever after!
Amanda Barrie - Fairy Godmother
John Lyons - Baron Hardup
Ian Jones - Buttons
Darrock & Howe - Ugly Sisters
Richard Hurst - Prince Charming
Naomi Slater - Cinderella
James Dangerfield - Dandini
George Gold's Shetland Ponies
Glendale Theatre Arts School
Director: Keith Simmons
Assistant Director: Ben Simmons
Choreographer: Clare Kennedy