Our much-loved panto family members Martin Barrass (The Queen), Suzy Cooper (Princess Beauty), David Leonard (Evil Diva), and A.J Powell (Darth Diva) are all back for this year’s show.
Joining them will be Jack Lansbury, who returns following two years in London’s West End in the hit musical, Wicked. Our panto is where he made his professional stage debut in Dick Whittington and His Meerkat in 2015 – not in the theatre itself but in its temporary home at the National Railway Museum during our renovation work. This time he’s playing both the King and the Prince. With panto veteran Martin Barrass playing the Queen, we can be sure this will be no ordinary royal family.
Someone else returning to a York pantomime is Ensemble member Nick Stuart who was in our panto 20 years ago as a juvenile – one of Berwick’s babbies and bairns.
Back in the Ensemble are Dance Captain Danielle Mullan and Charleigh Webb. Completing the Ensemble are York panto newcomers Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Colin Burnicle and Kamau Davis. Also new to York is Howie Michaels, who plays Funky the Flunky.
Retired Dame Berwick Kaler writes and co-directs with York theatre-maker Matt Aston, who is also directing The Storm Whale in our Studio over Christmas. Back again are musical director Elliot Styche and movement director/choreographer Grace Harrington.
Harrogate-based Anthony Lamble is the new set and costume designer with Mark Jonathan as the new lighting designer.
Sat 07 Dec 2019 - Sat 25 Jan 2020