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1913/14 Robinson Crusoe

May Lilian Levey as Robin Hood

Molly Hackett as Polly Hopkins

Philo Norton as Fairy Queen

Marie Churchill as Princess

James Craig as Mrs Crusoe

Darrol Richards as Davy Jones

1930/31 Mother Goose (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Norah Blaney

George Lacy

Joan Brett

Marie Picquart

1931/32 Humpty Dumpty (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Ivor Vintor

Hugh Rene

Bertram Dench

Nita Underwood

Gwen May

1932/33 Babes in the Wood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Irene Lister

Noreen Davies

Mary O'Hara

Albert Modley

Norman Griffin

1934/35 Red Riding Hood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Bessie Pratt

Jennie Gregson

Fred Walmsley

Roy Barbour

Phylis Godden

1935/36 Cinderella (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Phylis Godden

Bessie Pratt

Ivy Luck

Marian Dawson

Reg Bolton

Claude Worth

1936/37 Mother Goose (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Albert Modley

Rosalind Melville

Iris Sadler

Marion Gerth

Doreen Cheyne

Joan Preston

1937/38 Babes in the Wood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Robin Coles

Elsie Tree

Fred Walmsley

Betty Conquest

1938/39 Aladdin (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Frank Randle

Peggy Bedall

Iris Sadler

Renee Foster

Pictured below: Renee Foster as Aladdin


1939/40 Mother Goose (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Margaret Morgan

Pauline Lewis

Marian Dawson

Albert Modley

Darroll Richards

1940/41 Jack and the Beanstalk (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

June Bardsley

Joy Francis

Norman Evans

George Baines

Percy Garside

Hal Osmond

1941/42 Red Riding Hood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Veronica Duke

Anne Singer

Phil Strickland

Jack Hayes

Percy Garside

Marie Delaislane

1942/43 Cinderella (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Rosalind Melville

Pauline Lewis

Georgette Perry

Muriel White

Bunny Doyle

Wilfred Watson

Billy Purvis

1943/44 Humpty Dumpty (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Grace Daper as Prince Rudolph

Irlin Hall as Princess Rosetta

Norman Evans as Martha

Betty Jumel as Humpty Dumpty

Percy Garside as Chancellor

Charlie Jass as Neddy the Donkey

Edgar Driver as The KIng

with Judy Miller and Beatrice Findlay

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1944/45 Aladdin (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Sylvia Kellaway

Audrey Hewitt

Bunny Doyle

Bert Rich

Wilfred Watson

Billy Purvis

1945/46 Jack and the Beanstalk (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Bunty Meadows

Gloria Starr

Sonia Stacpoole

Roy Barbour

Jack Hayes

1946/47 Mother Goose (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Norman Evans

Margery Manners

Betty Martin

Betty Jumel

Percy Garside

Edgar Driver

Richard Milner

Billy Purvis

1947/48 Cinderella (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Wilfred Pickles

June Whittfield

Fay Lenore

Marian Dawson

Bert Rich

Richard Milner

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1948/49 Red Riding Hood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Norman Evans

Margery Manners

Mary Merodith

Percy Garside

Billy Purvis

1949/50 Humpty Dumpty (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Albert Modley

Margery Manners

Bonnie Downs

Deidre Payer

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1950/51 Aladdin (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Zena Dell

Mary Allen

Claude Chandler

Rob Currie

Alex Lennox

Percy Garside

Billy Purvis

Iris Lawrence


1951/52 Cinderella (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Kathleen West as Ugly Sister

Walter Niblo as Buttons

Joy Beattie as Prince Charming

Jasmine Dee as Cinderella

Betty Dayne as Dandini

Trevor Morton as Ugly Sister

Melanie Paul as Fairy Godmother

Geoffrey Denton as Baron Broke

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1952/53 Mother Goose (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

George Hackford as Bailiff

Bonnie Downs as Gretchan

Jack Storey as Mother Goose

Doreen Duke

Billy Purvis as Blotte the Dog

Horace Mashford as Squire

Phyllis Gladwyn as Jill

Sheridan Grant as Fairy Silverleaf

John Martin as King

Bernard Bedford as Demon Discord

Les Murphy as Jack

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1953/54 Jack and the Beanstalk (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Bunny Doyle

Betty Dayne

The Romas

1954/55 Red Riding Hood (Francis Laidler Pantomimes)

Jack Storey

Jasmine Dee

Viki Emra

1955/56 Robin Hood (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomimes)

Jimmy Paige

Eddie Henderson

Call Macord

1956/57 Sleeping Beauty (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomimes)

Joe Black

Lorna Dean

Billy Whitaker

Barbara Sumner

1957/58 Puss in Boots (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomimes)

Ken Barnes

Bonnie Downs

Patricia Vivian

Donald Stewart

1958/59 Dick Whittington (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomimes)

Ronnie Hilton

Sonny Jenks

Billy Stutt

Don Aroll

Susan Swinford

Derek Westlake

1959/60 Jack and the Beanstalk (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomimes)

Ken Dodd

Tony Heaton

Lisbeth Lennon

The Manetti Twins

The Astaire Brothers

Carol Payne

Opened 23rd December 1959

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1960/61 Robin Hood (Gwladys Stanley Laidler Pantomime)

Freddie Frinton

Patricia Starr

Jack Douglas

Ray Elston

James Locker

Steven Page

Mavis Ranson

Gayna Martine

John Hanson

Keith Lazar

Peter Trey

Robert Robinson

Jimmy Wheeler

1961/62 Puss in Boots 

Tommy Cooper

Diana Day

Joy Turpin

George Bolton


1962/63 The Frog Prince

Billy Dainty

Freddie Frinton

Charlie Cairoli

Henry Lyton

Astra Blair

Nico Ferry


1963/64 The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Reg Varney (On the Buses)

Freddie Sales

Joe Church

Terry Feris

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1964/65 Tom Thumb

Hope and Keen

Jimmy Clithero

Kathleen West

Danny Purches

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1965/66 Robin Hood

Mike & Bernie Winters

George Lacy

Michael Bevis

Ruth Evans

The Manetti Twins


1966/67 Cinderella  

Freddie Frinton

Derek Dene

Kathleen West

Betty Jumel

Ruth Evans

John Larson


1967/68 The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Freddy Davies

Mark Wynter

Roy Stathers

Michael Lomax

Holly Doone

Roy Hepworth

Don Smoothey

Christine Cassel

Betty Emery


1968/69 Merry King Cole (Bernard Delfont Pantomimes)

Harry Worth

Peter Butterworth (Carry on Films)

Robert Earl

Ken Wilson

Lynton Boys

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1969/70 Dick Whittington

Vince Hill

Bobby Dennis

Don MaClean

Don Smoothey

Toni-Sue Birley

1970/71 Robinson Crusoe

Tommy Trinder

Jack Tripp

Marion Grimaldi

Allen Christie

The Cox Twins

The Miles Twins

1971/72 Cinderella

John Hanson

David Hamilton

Wendy Bowman

Tommy Rose

1972/73 Aladdin

Jack Tripp

The Chuckle Brothers

Bobby Bennett

Jasmine Dee

Wendy Smith

Derek Holt

June Shard

Allen Christie

1973/74 Puss in Boots

Freddie Garrity

Frankie Desmond

Terri Howard

Nick Nissen

Maggie Stride

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1974/75 Jack and the Beanstalk

Charlie Drake as Simple Simon

Cannon & Ball as The Funniest Men in the North

Patsy MaClean as Jack Durden

Nat Jackley as Dame Durden

Jack Smethurst as King

Directed by Charles Vance

Choreography by Pamela Devis

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1975/76 Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Terry Scott (Terry and June, Dangermouse, Carry on Films) as Gertie Gemmell

Anne Aston as Goldilocks

Jackie Pallo as Heinkel

Geoffrey Hughes as Joey the Clown

Keith Harris

Blayne Barrington as The Ringmaster

Brenda Addie as Fiona

with Martin Asscher, Stephanie Colburn and Caroline Lange as The Bears


1976/77 Aladdin

Barbara Windsor (Carry on Films, Worzel Gummidge, Eastenders)

Freddie Davies

Donald Hewlett (It Ain't Half Mum, You Rang M'Lord)

Michael Knowles (It Ain't Half Mum, You Rang M'Lord)

John Clegg

Ronne Coyles


1977/78 Cinderella

Charlie Drake

Dora Bryan (Carry on Films, Absolutely Fabulous, Last of the Summer Wine)

Bernard Bresslaw (Carry on Films)

Bill Simpson

Jayne Fyffe

Anne Aston

Joe Black

1978/79 Babes in the Wood

Les Dawson

Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street)

Eli Woods

Peter Goodwright

Tammy Jones

1979/80 Dick Whittington

Bill Maynard (Carry on Films, Heatbeat)

Alan Curtis

Ayshea (Was replaced by Joy Launor Heyes and Ayshea never actually appeared)

McDonald Hobley

Len Howe


1980/81 Jack and the Beanstalk

Cannon & Ball

Norman Collier as Dame Durden

Susan Maughan as Jack

Gordon Steff as Victor

Julia Reynolds as Fairy

June Lewis as The Wicked Witch

with Paul and June Kidd and Beverley Andrews


1981/82 Aladdin

Little & Large

Norman Collier as Widow Twankey

Patsy Ann Scott as Aladdin

Dudley Long

Peter Lewis

1982/83 Cinderella

Russ Abbot

Denise Nolan

Les Dennis (Family Fortunes)

Dustin Gee

Blayne Barrington

1983/84 Babes in the Wood

The Krankies

Billy Dainty

Peter Goodwright

Alan Curtis

Janet Edis

1984/85 No panto due to venue refurbishment


1985/86 No panto due to venue refurbishment

1986/87 Babes in the Wood

Cannon and Ball as The Robbers

Wyn Calvin as Nurse Merryweather

Craig Douglas as Robin Hood

Graham Hamilton as The Sheriff of Nottingham

Sharon Keil as Maid Marion

Phillip Edwards as Will Scarlett

Phillip Bowerman as Friar Tuck

with The Halfwits as The Merry Men


1987/88 Aladdin

Su Pollard (Hi De Hi, You Rang M'Lord, Oh! Doctor Beeching)

Paul Shane (Hi De Hi, You Rang M'Lord, Oh! Doctor Beeching)

Jimmy Cricket

Eli Woods

Jane Danielle

Joe Black

Maurice Thorogood

1988/89 Dick Whittington

The Krankies as Captain and Mate

Christopher Biggins as Sarah The Cook

Amanda Reddington as Alice Fitzwarren

Simon Bowman as Dick Whittington

Dooby Duck

Derek Holt as Tommy The Cat

Russell Lane as Alderman Fitzwarren

Abigail Lee

Maurice Thorogood as King Rat


1989/90 Cinderella

Jim Davidson (Big Break, The Generation Game, Home James) as Buttons

Jess Conrad as Prince Charming

Charlie Drake as Baron

Hilary O'Neil as Cinderella

Freddie Lees as Ugly Sister

Paul Toothill as Ugly Sister

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1990/91 Jack and the Beanstalk

Max Boyce as Jack

Ian Botham

Geoffrey Hayes (Rainbow)
Liz Hobbs as Princess
Jane Freeman (Last of the Summer Wine)

1991/92 Robinson Crusoe

David Essex

Bobby Bennett

Erik Ray Evans

1992/93 Babes in the Wood

Russ Abbot

Bella Emberg

1993/94 Cinderella

Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends, Sunburn, Eastenders) as Prince Charming
Billy Pearce as Buttons

Sarah Buckley as Cinderella

Bobby Bennett as Ugly Sister

Dave Lee as Ugly Sister

Eddie Caswell as Baron

Su Douglas as Baroness and Fairy Godmother

David Kristian as Dandini

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1994/95 Aladdin

Roy Barraclough (Coronation Steet)

Billy Pearce

Lewis Collins

Nicholas Smith (Are You Being Served?, Grace and Favour)

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1995/96 Dick Whittington

Matthew Kelly (You Bet, Stars in Your Eyes) as Sarah the Cook

Linda Lusardi (The Bill, Brookside) as Alice Fitzwarren

The Grumbleweeds as Captain and Mate

Mike Sterling as Dick Whittington
Graham Hamilton as King Rat
Robin Polley as Alderman Fitzwarren
Stuart Chaffer as Tommy the Cat
Basil Soper as Sultan of Morocco

With The Ben Karim Troupe


1996/97 Jack and the Beanstalk

Billy Pearce
Ken Morley (Coronation Street)

Geoffrey Durham

Emma Roache

Paul Squire

1997/98 Cinderella

Geoff Hinsliff (Coronation Street) as Baron

Billy Pearce as Buttons

Su Douglas

Mina Anwar as Fairy Godmother

Sasha Lawrence


1998/99 Peter Pan (Nick Thomas Pantomime)

Leslie Grantham (Eastenders) as Captain Hook

Joe Pasquale as Smee

Joanna Bobin

Danielle Brown

Hayley Miller
Linda Newport
Sara Hillier
The Acromaniacs


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1999/00 Dick Whittington (Nick Thomas Pantomime)

Lisa Riley (Emmerdale, Loose Women) as Fairy Bowbells

The Chuckle Brothers

Tony Peers

Maurice Thorogood

Peter Byrne (Bread)

Katie Budd

2000/01 Aladdin (A Talentspot pantomime)

Cannon and Ball

Trisha Penrose (Heartbeat)

Kuvinder Ghir

Liana Bridges


2001/02 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (A Qdos pantomime)

Amanda Barrie (Carry On Films, Bad Girls, Coronation Street, Benidorm) as Queen Nastasha

Billy Pearce as Muddles
Kathryn Rooney as Snow White
Nik Martin as Prince
Colin Oates as Clara Voyant
John Tearney as Chambers
Anji Kreft as Spirit of the Mirror

With Michael Caballero, Phil Searle, Jimmy Vee, Steve Haze, Audrey Wilson and Jason Thomkins

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2002/03 Jack and the Beanstalk (A Qdos pantomime)

Malandra Burrows (Emmerdale)

Billy Pearce

Bill & Ben

Don Crann

Su Douglas

Charlie Cairoli

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2003/04 Cinderella (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Buttons

Dean Sullivan (Brookside)

Su Douglas

Mina Anwar as Fairy Godmother

Veronica Hart

Miles Weston

2004/05 Dick Whittington (A Qdos pantomime)

Paul Usher (Brookside, The Bill, Eastenders) as King Rat

Billy Pearce as Dick

Postman Pat

Bobby Bennett

Carolynne Good

Faye Barker

2005/06 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (A Qdos pantomime)

Lesley Joseph (Night and Day, Birds of a Feather) as Wicked Queen
Roger Kitter (Allo Allo)

Peter Piper

Victoria Hay

Andrew Kennedy

2006/07 Aladdin (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Aladdin

Bobby Bennett as Widow Twankey

Gary Sharkey as Abanazar

Philip Hitchcock as Emperor

Lila McConigley as Princess Jasmine

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2007/08 Peter Pan (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Smee

Peter Blake

Jodie Jackson

Rhoda Montemayor

Ronni Elizabeth Hart

Leanne Fury

2008/09 Cinderella (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Buttons

Hayley Tamaddon (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Cinderella

Jan Eric


2009/10 Jack and the Beanstalk (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce

Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street)

Leanne Jones

Tony Adams (Crossroads)

Jay Worthy


2010/11 Snow White (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce

Sian Reeves (Emmerdale)

Peter Piper

Kelly Chinery


2011/12 Robin Hood (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce

Andrew Ryan

Hilary O'Neil

Neil Fingleton

Ian Stuart Robertson

2012/13 Cinderella (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Buttons

Lynda Bellingham (The Bill, Loose Women) as Fairy Godmother

Brendan Sheerin (Coach Trip) as Baron
Brian Godfrey


2013/14 Aladdin (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Aladdin

Chico (X Factor) as Slave of the Ring
Masachi Fujimoto as Emperor

Jeffrey Harmer

Adam Stafford as Widow Twankey

Jenny Gayner

The Acromaniacs

Kerry Pearce

Jack Gow

Lucy Tindle

Laura Watson

Jordan Hinchliffe

Katie Amos

Samuel Stanley

Rhodri Watkins


2014/15 Snow White (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Muddles

Joe McElderry (X Factor) as Man in the Mirror
Adam Stafford

Jenny Gayner

Lauren Hall

David O'Mahony

Ewan Goddard

Tom Brandon

Matt Bateman

Mark Laverty

Paul Toulson

Jabari Braham

Richard Johnston

Kerry Pearce

Katie Amos

Helen Ternent

James Wilson

Alastair Walker

Jason Sales

Hannah Oldham

Jordan Hinchcliffe

2015/16 Jack and the Beanstalk (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce

John Challis (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass, Benidorm)

Lisa Riley (Emmerdale, Loose Women)

Jake Canuso (Benidorm)
Adam Stafford

Sarah Vaughan

Katie Amos

Jonathan Mawson

Jordan Hinchcliffe

Amelia Armstrong

Josh Packham

Bethany Dows

Lucy Marie Fitzgerald

2016/17 Peter Pan (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce as Smee

Darren Day as Captain Hook

Jon Lee (S Club 7) as Peter Pan

Charlie Hardwick  (Emmerdale) as Mermaid
Lucy Evans

Marina Lawrence-Mahrra

Rose O'Hare

Alessia McDermott

Josh Packham

Franchesca Small

Lukas Redford

Eleanor Meenan

Jordan Hinchliffe

Laura Siddall

Martin Harding

Video: 2016 panto trailer

2017/18 Cinderella (A Qdos pantomime)

Coleen Nolan as Fairy Godmother

Billy Pearce as Buttons

Shane Nolan as Dandini
Graham Hoadly
Jack Land Noble
Sarah Goggin
Sam Barrett
Lukas Hunt
Amy Brown
Michael James Dyer
Stephanie Jayne Thompson
Davey Taverner
Ruby Bridle
Jamie Cruttenden

2018/19 Aladdin (A Qdos pantomime)
Billy Pearce as Wishee Washee

Christopher Biggins as Widow Twankey

Simon Webbe (Blue) as Aladdin

Carl Sanderson
Sarah Goggin
David O'Mahony
Emily Beth Harrington
Nicholas Li
Callum Rayment
Anna Dainton
Ryan Hamer
Marco Venturini
Jessica Scorpio
Charlie-Anne Robinson
Elle Locke

2019/20 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (A Qdos pantomime)

Billy Pearce

Fay Tozer (Steps)

Paul Chuckle
Matthew Croke
Sarah Goggin
Ewan Goddard
Alex Wheeler
Olly Holmes
Tomos Wyn
James Rockey
Jordan Hillier
Jaime Tait
Jordan Hinchcliffe
Stephanie Thompson
Sebastian Binns
Vivian Gayle
Jessica Kewley
Amelia Armstrong
Ryan Goscinski
Nicole Carlisle

Video: 2019 panto trailer

2020/21 No panto due to Covid-19


2021/22 Sleeping Beauty (A Crossroads pantomime)
Billy Pearce
Dr Ranj Singh
Liz Ewing
Brogan McFarlane
Sarah Goggon
Sabrina Aloueche


2022/23 Jack and the Beanstalk (A Crossroads pantomime)
Billy Pearce
Danny Miller
Davina De Campo
Aisha Jawando
Jocasta Almgill
Sarah Goggin

Special effects by The Twins FX
This production ran from 10th December 2022 - 22nd January 2023


2023/24 Cinderella (A Crossroads pantomime)
Billy Pearce


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