With Summer heading our way (hopefully) and after the warmest Spring in many a year, it is Panto Time! Oh yes it is! Yesterday I had my meeting with the Kenneth More Theatre about the costume designs for the Ilford panto “Dick Whittington” and I’ll be starting getting it all together between now and the middle of September.
From September through until the end of November Panto-mania rules, as I’ll be off with the Panto Roadshow,along with Andrew Ryan- starting with Two Weeks for the London Borough Of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and all points East, followed by a week in Southampton for the Mayflower Theatre, A week in Llandudno for Venue Cymru, followed by Glasgow for the SECC and Wolverhampton for the Grand Theatre with more dates to follow.
So it really IS Panto time from now on. Once the Roadshow tour finishes at the end of November it will be straight into rehearsals- Hull “Aladdin” for me and Nottingham Theatre Royal’s “Snow White” for Andrew which takes us into January. and then maybe even beyond- watch this space!
Panto is not just for Christmas- around the UK theatres and Holiday Parks are preparing a Summer Panto season, and to start the(cannon) ball rolling here’s news about a Pirate Panto heading for the Weymouth Pavilion!
If you are presenting a Summer Panto, do send the details to Simon & I here at IBY and we’ll make certain we give it an airing here in the Green Room.
This Summer Season at Weymouth the Pavilion Theatre is boarded by “Pirates Of The Pavilion” a panto style summer show that takes place every Tuesday from 15th July through to 26th August, twice daily.
Written and Directed by Lee Redwood, this Ron Martin Management Production- producers of Cinderella at The Pavilion invites the audience to join them as they set sail for Mermaid Reef in search of treasure, with audience participation, songs and panto fun all the way.
The cast includes Danny Rogers, Charlotte Allen, Lizzie Frances and Alex Anstey with UV Puppets and a full supporting cast.
Lee Redwood, no stranger to The Pavilion Pantomime and the role of Panto Dame , said:
I am extremely excited to be bringing this fantastic brand new show to life in Weymouth. After the success of CINDERELLA, the natural step was to bring a quality family production to the Pavilion Theatre for the 2014 Summer Season. I am very much looking forward to working with our professional and talented cast, and can’t wait to get started!’
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01305 783 225 or via www.weymouthpavilion.com priced at £13 for adults and £11 for Children & Senior Citizens.
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