Another Openin’- KMT PANTO an announcement from Anton Benson


Anton Benson Productions- The Kenneth More Theatre Pantomime 2019/20

As the doors shut briefly on Ilford’s Kenneth More Theatre this week, there has been an announcement from Anton Benson Productions (  regarding the Pantomime at the Theatre.

For over forty four years there has been an annual family panto at the KMT. I’ve costumed about forty of them, and my brother Vivyan (Ellacott) has directed all of the pantos up to 2010.Steven Day Directed the Pantomimes from 2011 to 2018-19.

The Redbridge Theatre Company leaves the KMT this week, and Vision will run the theatre from September 1st.

The Kenneth More will therefore continue with the Panto tradition which is great news- here’s the message from Anton Benson:


We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the responsibility of continuing the long standing tradition of providing a family friendly high quality pantomime at the Kenneth More Theatre this Christmas.

The production will open on 14th December 2019 and run until 12th January 2020. In a change to Kenneth More panto tradition, it will feature star casting and we will be starting to announce headliners soon. Tickets will go on sale early September.

We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to an exciting new chapter of pantomime at Kenneth More Theatre


Looking forward to seeing this “Sleeping Beauty” at the KMT in January when I’ve finished my Sleeping Beauty for Venue Cymru!

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