Panto People

  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    I'm off to do our press call for panto next week, my third in a row at Doncaster Civic Theatre and the last one in that building as it makes way for a new theatre in the spring, who else is in panto this year and where? :-)

    • 22nd Oct 2012
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    Hi,I'm playing Baron Hardup in Cinderella at The Hazlitt theatre,Maidstone.This will be my 8th.Panto at various venues.

    • 18th Sep 2012
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    I've only ever done one panto and I'm a bit wary of applying for most as they all seem to want strong singers rather than people who can carry a song - I'm definitely in the latter category.

    Maybe I should just go for it!

    • 18th Sep 2012
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    I'm going to be playing Muddles in Snow White & The Seven Dwarves at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable. This'll be my 3rd professional panto and I love it!

    • 19th Sep 2012
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  • Nathan Masterson

    Actor

    Playing Aunt Em/Glenda/Wizard/Yeti (yes, Yeti) and the Talking Flower in Follow the Yellow Brick Road for Act One Panto, touring the usual mix of community venues.

    • 19th Sep 2012
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Hi Michael, We have a couple of links in the past, I did a season with Imogen Vance at Sidmouth Pavilion, (I was stage managing for them so it doesn't appear on my CV). As well as working with Robert McWhir when we did wind in the willows at the Lyceum in Crewe.

    Toni, Characters like fairy godmothers and wicked queens usually "carry a song" more than need Julie Andrews :-) so don't let that worry hold you back.

    Simon I'm back with David again this year so I'll say hello for you when I see him monday :-)

    Nathan/Aaron I hope you've got your land legs back after out adventures on the high seas this summer, have a good time in OZ.

    Any more panto people?

    • 20th Sep 2012
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  • Kelly Bibb

    Actor

    I absolutely love the panto season!! My Christmas' would seem very strange without it :-) This year I am playing Wendy in Peter Pan at the Middlesbrough Theatre.

    Nigel and Micheal I also have performed in the Sidmouth Summer Play Festival! Loved it.

    • 20th Sep 2012
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  • Peter McCrohon

    Actor

    Not yet, but I have a late audition for one on Monday, so fingers crossed! If I get it, it will be my 12th panto season. One of which, was with dear Michael above.

    • 20th Sep 2012
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    Never done panto ever hate it but have applied for some this year without success!

    • 20th Sep 2012
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  • David Vaughan Knight

    Actor

    Oh no you didn't!

    • 20th Sep 2012
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  • Peter McCrohon

    Actor

    Yes! Will be playing the Captain in Dick Whittington at the Cresset Theatre, Peterborough for Newpalm Productions.

    • 25th Sep 2012
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  • Alex Oyston

    Actor

    I've done panto for the last two years. Amazing experiences.

    Nothing set in stone as yet for 2012, but have auditions for Mother Goose and The Wizard of Oz in the next 2 weeks, so here's hoping ;)

    • 25th Sep 2012
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Congratulations Peter on your commission as Captain, time to brush up on the mop drill :-)

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Hi Kelly,

    You did quite a few at sidmouth I see and then combined both my links by working for Charles Vance at my home town theatre in Crewe, we've got a lovely theatre here, 1911 Edwardian 700ish seats with gorgeous blue and white plaster work of Grecian ladies. One of the few operating sun burners (a kind of air conditioning system whereby a giant gas burner in the ceiling draws all the air up and out of the auditorium) needless to say its rarely used! The auditorium is listed but the Front of House was completely demolished in the early 90's to be replaced by a modern building. Something that bugs me about that is that they leave the Christmas illuminations permanently attached to the front of the building, so there are always giant snowflakes on it.

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Peter McCrohon

    Actor

    Ha, ha, thanks Nigel. I'm looking forward to it! I've had the good fortune of playing Crewe Lyceum in the past (can't remember if it was Brief Encounter or Dial M For Murder)- beautiful theatre- a Matcham if I remember correctly?

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    No not quite as sumptuous as a Matcham :-) it's a Winstanley. ... Matcham theatres....gorgeous...often better to look at than the plays :-)

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Wishing all you panto people good lovely long runs.

    I'm not doing it this year....just as well as I would not have been able to do the film I'm involved with now.

    I did Panto 3-4 years on the trot.....hard work but really good fun....I always think its down to the cast at the end of the day! With a lovely cast and background team....good digs.....everything else slots into place!

    I wont miss rushing back on Boxing day though.

    Its behind yooooooo!!

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Neill Scullard

    Actor

    Abanazer in Aladdin! at Theatr Colwyn with Magic Light Productions. Return visit after playing Mr. Creeper last year in Jack & The Beanstalk (oh no it isnt... oh yes it is....)

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Dan Gregory

    Actor

    I'd love to do a dame. Did Mother Shipton once, which was great fun. So if anybody's looking .....

    • 27th Sep 2012
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Hi Neil good to see ya again, zombie buddy :-) and mother shipton? That rings a bell from my collection of old toy theatres, hmm have to look that up.

    • 27th Sep 2012
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