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12/05/2011 03:19:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The great British Christmas tradition of pantomime is upon us once more, and as usual a number of shows around the country feature notable names from the world of Doctor Who:

Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor)
Jack and the Beanstalk, Palace Theatre, Mansfield
Also features Christopher Pizzey (Eddie Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures)
3rd December - 8th January

Starring Doctor Who's Colin Baker as Fleshcreep, Chris Pizzey (The Basil Brush Show) as Simple Simon, Emma Nowell (Hi-5) and Jack, and Stephen David as Dame Trott.

Colin returns to panto land this Christmas to reprise his acclaimed role as the giant's henchman Fleshcreep.
 
John Barrowman (Captain Jack)
Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, Glasgow SECC
17th December - 7th January

Following Aladdin, our 5-star pantomime last Christmas, we are delighted that John Barrowman and The Krankies will return to our stage for the forthcoming pantomime season to lead the cast of the swashbuckling adventure Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates.

John Barrowman is to play the title role of Robinson Crusoe with Glasgow pantomime favourites, The Krankies, to play Captain Crusoe & Jimmy Crusoe!

The use of 3D in Aladdin was such a huge hit with audiences that the show’s producers, Qdos Entertainment - the largest panto producer in the world, are creating brand-new and even more spectacular 3D which will feature in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates.
 
Bonnie Langford (Mel)
Jack and the Beanstalk, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Also features Royce Mills (Dalek voices)
2nd December - 8th January

Following her triumphant success on Broadway starring in Chicago, Surrey-born actress, dancer and entertainer Bonnie Langford will star as Fairy Fuchsia, leading a truly fabulous cast in this year’s magical family pantomime.

Bonnie is joined on stage by one of the country’s top cabaret performers; the inimitable Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Kit has made many appearances on the Yvonne Arnaud stage as one half of the hilarious comedy duo, Kit & The Widow. Guaranteed to make you laugh, he makes his pantomime debut as mischievous Dastardly Dick.

And the boys are back and full of beans! Surrey and Hampshire’s favourite breakfast show host, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon in all his regal splendour returns as The King, whilst the multi-talented Lloyd Hollett brings his charm and charisma as Simple Simon and Guildford favourite Royce Mills is ready with his wonderful wardrobe as Dame Trott.

After her enchanting performance as our Aladdin in 2008, Emma Thornett returns to Guildford to play the title role of Jack this Christmas. A hugely talented performer, she created the role of Mary in the original production of David Essex’s All the Fun of the Fair, and starred in Blood Brothers in the West End.
 
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Embassy Theatre, Skegness
14th - 31st December

JAMIE MARCUS PRODUCTIONS, well known for its high standards and incredible shows, bring the most magical and spectacular festive pantomime to the Embassy Theatre, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

This wonderful well-loved tale, which was made famous by the 1937 Disney film, has all your favourite characters. Can Snow White meet the Prince of her dreams or will the evil Queen stop her? Laugh at the outrageous 'Nurse Knickerbocker' and the very silly 'Muddles', and sing-along with the loveable dwarfs.

For the first time ever in Lincolnshire, the amazing interactive 'Face of the Mirror' comes alive and leaves you spellbound! Will you be the one to ask him a question?

Don't miss the magic!
 

Other names associated with Doctor Who include: Brian Blessed (Yrcanos, Mindwarp) (voice) in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Gala Durham; John Challis (Scorby, The Seeds of Doom) in Aladdin at The Playhouse, Weston Supermere; Leslie Grantham (Kiston, Resurrection of the Daleks) and Terrence Hardiman (Hawthorne, The Beast Below) in Mother Goose at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks; Nigel Havers (Peter Dalton, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith) in Peter Pan at The Hawth, Crawley; Marshall Lancaster (Buzzer, The Almost People) in Aladdin at the Palace Theatre, Newark; Guy Siner (Ravon, Genesis of the Daleks) in Cinderella at The Lighthouse, Poole; and Christopher Biggins (The One Doctor, Big Finish) in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates at the New Theatre, Cardiff.