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Princess Hall

Ever since it opened the Princes Hall has hosted a popular annual pantomime for three weeks every December.
 

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Panto history at Aldershot, Princess Hall


1972: Puss in Boots
1973: Robinson Crusoe
1974: Cinderella
1975: Aladdin
1976: Jack and the Beanstalk 
1977: Red Riding Hood
1978: Babes in the Wood
1979: Dick Whittington
1980: Puss in Boots
1981: Robinson Crusoe
1982: Sleeping Beauty
1983: Aladdin
1984: The Pied Piper
1985: Dick Whittington
1986: Cinderella 

1972 Puss in Boots 

This production opened 26th December 1972

Tommy Trinder

Derek Roy

Sonny Farrar

Bill Ryan

Jackie Joy

Christine Meadows

Calvin Kaye

Karan Huddlestone

Michael Cowie

Lyndon Davies

Franka D'Arth

with The Lisa Gaye Dancers

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomime

1973 Robinson Crusoe

This production opened 26th December 1973

 

Will Atkins: Harry H Corbett

Mrs Crusoe: George Bolton 

Roger Dean

Vicki Lane

Doug Charlton

Dannie Grey

Abby Hadfield

The Lisa Gaye Dancers

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

 

1974 Cinderella 

Bob Grant

Len Howe

Audrey Maye

Bonnie Downes

Ravel Melita Manger

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1972

1973

1975 Aladdin

 

Widow Twankey: Melvyn Hayes 

Kerry Jewel

Doug Charleton

Karan Simmons

Chris Booth

Cathy Houghton

Hugo Myatt

Douglas Gorin

Jacqui Lee

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1976 Jack & The Beanstalk

This production opened 20th December 1976

 

Roger Kitter

Peter Barbour

Sue Barbour

Lindy McNaughton

Louis Roberts

Karen Ann Beale

Sam Davies

Joe Steck

Roger Carne

Annette Helson

Sue Hamner

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1977 Red Riding Hood

 

John Junkin

Barry Johns

Don Crann

Lisa Crann

Roger Dean

George Barnes

June Miller

Nelson Ward

Francesca Boulter

Teresa Codling

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1978 Babes in the Wood

This production opened on 18th December 1978

Clifford Henry

Hilary O'Neil

Nick Nissen

Linda Watts

Debbie Watts

Richard Holden

David Howe

Deborah Ginn

Richard Bartlett

Arthur Tolcher

Ron Aldridge

Karan Simmons

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

 

1979 Dick Whittington 

 

Anna Karen

Ken Joy

Terry Duggan

Jenny Kenna

Michael Lomax

Val Fox

Deena Martin

Simone Francis

David Summer

Hilary Johnson

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1980 Puss in Boots

This production ran from 22nd December 1980 - 10th January 1981

 

Gary Webb

Karan Simmons

Sally Barbary

Bobby Bragg as Simon

Ian Liston

Caroline Sargeant

Neil West

Maria Mann

Joe Steck

John Mulcahy-Morgan

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

 

1981 Robinson Crusoe 

This production ran from 21st December 1981 - 9th January 1982

 

Mrs Crusoe Alan Wells

Billy Crusoe: Jeff Stevenson

Jane Terry

Mandy Earl

Hu Price

Neil West

James Vallen

Debbie Lloyd

Lindsay Holliday

Joe Steck

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1982 Sleeping Beauty 

 

Barry Johns

Don Crann

Michael Lomax

Lisa David

Jill Fletcher

Valerie Hermanni

Julie Burnett

Angelo Abelo

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1983 Aladdin 

 

Clive Dunn

Janet Fieldng

Valentine Dyall

Tyler Butterworth

Geoffrey Russell

Cindy Blow

Andrea Bailey

Paul Cocker

Brady Rogers

Isobel Duncan

Produced by: Bunny Baron Pantomimes

1984 The Pied Piper

This production ran from 15th December 1984 - 5th December 1985

 

Sally Thomsett

Dave Lee Travis

Peter Durkin

Alan Meadows

Eric Corlett

Norman Robbins

Leigh Miles

Becci Lowe

Produced by: Chris Yates Pantomime

 

1985 Dick Whittington

This production ran from 14th December 1985 - 4th January 1986

Sally James

Jeff Stevenson

Norman Robbins

Knight Mantell

Mandy Humphry

Michael Lomax

Frank Seton

Debbie Ginn

Emma Worwood

Produced by: Chris Yates Pantomime

 

1986 Cinderella

This production opened 15th December 1986

Arthur English

Ruthie Henshall

Bruce Thompson

Yvonne Hawkins

David Thorn

Michelle Hooper

Teresa Codling

Chris Poole

Produced by: Stanley Sher Pantomime

 

1987 Robinson Crusoe 

Opened on 14th December 1987

 

David Hamilton

Keith Noble

Nigel Peever

Ray Ballard

David Sternberg

Anne Roderick

Lynda Myers

Andrew Francis

Produced by: Stanley Sher Pantomime

1988 Jack and the Beanstalk 

 

Johnny Ball

Judith Jacob

Tina Mahon

Billy Uke Scott

Ian Thomas

Glen Hayes

Meg Duvall

Ian Dickens

Maurice Tkaczuk

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1989 Mother Goose

18th December 1989 - 6th January 1990

 

Johnny Ball

Super Ted

Aimi McDonald

Sara Peters

Marty Swift

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1990 Aladdin 

17th December 1990 - 5th January 1991

Keith Chegwin

Chris Ponka

Rachel Hamilton

Alex Ward

Lisa Marks

Jimmy Webster

Murray McGrath

Antony Newton

Richard Leigh

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1991 Babes in the Wood 

23rd December 1991 - 11th Janauary 1992

 

Dave Lee Travis

Victoria Kempton

Karen Clegg

Andrew Truluck

Kenneth Michaels

David Barry

Steve Whatley

Steven Spiers

Hayley Cross

Kate Waddell

Ashley Vallence

Tom Neill

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1992 Cinderella 

14th December 1992 - 2nd January 1993

 

Keith Chegwin

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1993 Aladdin

11th December 1993 - 1st January 1994

Simon Parkin

Produced by: Roy Hastings Pantomime

1994 Jack and the Beanstalk  

10th December 1994 - 31st December 1994

Danny John Jules

Nigel Pivaro

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Peter Johns

Trevor Gare

Amanda Salmon

Stephanie Watts

1995 Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods 

9th December 1995 - 30th December 1995

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Barry Craine

Carmen Ejogo

Johnny England

Shona White

David Horne

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

1996 Cinderella 

14th December 1996 - 5th January 1997

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Anna Karen

Paul Grunet

Lesley Young

David Horne

Alan Atkins

Liberty Mountain

Steve Cristy

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

1997 Dick Whittington 

13th December 1997 - 3rd January 1998

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Chris Quinten

Bernadette Hunt

Paul Grunet

Peter Geddis

Dee West

Gilda Kristian

Sarah Mercer

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

1997 Aladdin

 

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Danny John Jules

Deborah McAndrew

David Horne

Michael Fenton-Stevens

Emma Buckle

Llewellyn Williams

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

1999 Peter Pan

11th December 1999 - 30th December 1999

 

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Seeta Indranani

Paul Grunet

Michael Fenton-Stevens

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2000 The Wizard of Oz 

16th December 2000 - 6th January 2001

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Michael Fenton-Stevens

Alison Carter

Paul Grunet

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2001 Jack and the Beanstalk 

15th December 2001 - 5th January 2002

 

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Bodger & Badger

Mark Fallon

Bryn Lucas

Simon Hoye

David Horne

Melanie Marcus

Melitsa Nicola

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2002 Cinderella 

13th December 2002 - 4th January 2003

 

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Dominic Wood

Noddy

Claire Stanley

Christine Ellerbeck

Sarah Lane

Glen McGready

Michael Chance

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2003 Dick Whittington 

12th December 2003 - 3rd January 2004

 

Robert Hopkins

Ricky Diamond

Alison Carter

Ripley & Scuff

Emma Lewis

Glen McReady

Shona White

Bryn Lucas

Jon De Ville

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2004 Aladdin 

10th December 2004 - 2nd January 2005

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Jon De Ville

Wink Taylor

Bryn Lucas

Sarah Lindsey

Stuart Sherwin

Ellie Sprack

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2005 Sleeping Beauty 

 

9th December 2005 - 1st January 2006Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Jon De Ville

Wink Taylor

Wendy Abrahams

Emily Brooks

Tracy Collier

Alison Fitzjohn

Peter Gordon

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2006 Beauty and the Beast

8th December 2006 - 31st December 2006

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Jon De Ville

Emily Brooks

Alexander Ecans

Alison Fitzjohn

Serena Giacomini

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2007 The Wizard of Oz

7th December 2007 - 30th December 2007

 

Scarecrow: Robert Hopkins

Lion: Donovan Christian-Cary

Glinda the good witch: Alison Carter

Wicked Witch: Alison Fitzjohn

Dorothy: Serena Giacomini

Michael Blakemore

Roger Butcher

Queen of the Munckins: Alex Minns

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2008 Peter Pan 

12th December 2008 - 4th January 2009

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Serena Giacomini

Alex Minns

Tim Barron

Zahra Browne

Evelyn Connors

Justine Micallef

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2009 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

11th December 2009 - 3rd January 2010

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Alex Minns

Tim Barron

Shona White

Kieran Brown

Joanna Fussey

Louise Stanton

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2010 Cinderella 

9th December 2010 - 2nd January 2011

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Sienna Giacomini

Tim Barron

Joanna Fussey

Alex Scott Fairley

Natalie Hope

Dougal Irvine

Simon Pontin

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomime

2011 Aladdin

8th December 2011 - 1st January 2012

 

Wishee Washee: Robert Hopkins

Widow Twankey: Donovan Christian-Cary

Tim Barron

Joanna Fussey

Dougal Irvine

Rachel Lea-Gray

James Franklin

Jade Sampson

Liane Munsch

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2012 Beauty and the Beast (Hopkins Associates)

7th December 2012 - 30th December 2012

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Tim Barron

Joanna Fussey

James Franklin

Natalie Hope

Jade Sampson

Simon Pontin

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2013 Peter Pan 

6th December 2013 - 30th December 2013

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Serena Giacomini

Joanna Fussey

James Franklin

Rachel Lea-Gray

Adam Pettigrew

Kara Lily Hayworth

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2014 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

11th December 2014 - 4th January 2015

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Serena Giacomini

James Franklin

Rachel Lea-Gray

Bryn Lucas

Clodagh Long

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2015 Cinderella (Hopkins Associates)

10th December 2015 - 3rd Janauary 2016

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Serena Giacomini

James Franklin

Rachel Lea-Gray

Natalie Hope

Tom Capper

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2016 Sleeping Beauty

8th December 2016 - 31st December 2018

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

James Franklin

Rachel Lea-Gray

Tom Capper

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2017 Aladdin

8th December 2017 - 2nd January 2018

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Rachel Lea-Gray

Tom Capper

Produced by: Robert Hopkins Pantomimes

2018 - Beauty and the Beast 

7th December 2018 - 31st December 2018

 

Donovan Christian Cary

Robert Hopkins

Rachel Lea-Gray

Tom Capper

Samuel Wright

Simon Pontin

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

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2019 - Jack and the Beanstalk

6th December 2019 - 31st December 2020

 

Donovan Christian Cary

Robert Hopkins

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

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2021 Dick Whittington

10th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

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2022 Cinderella

9th December 2022 - 31st December 2022

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

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2023 Aladdin

8th December 2023 - 31st December 2023

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Rachel Lea-Gray

Tom Capper

Matt Sparkes

Leon Newman

Nunt Ruddit

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

2023 Aladdin

6th December 2024 - 31st December 2024

 

Robert Hopkins

Donovan Christian-Cary

Produced by: Hopkins Associates

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