1944/45 Peter Pan

Peter Adamson

Teddy Brogden

Billie Brook

Betty Brown

Gerald Fox

Alex Collins

Harry Crossman

Billy Darren

John Ellery

William Luff

1945/46 Jack and the Beanstalk

Eddie Gray

Nita Croft

Eddie Childs

Bert Murray

James Lomas

Jeanette Haley

Harold Childs

Lennox Dalton

Stella Kemball

1946/47 Humpty Dumpty

Phylis Adrian

Jean Adrienne

John Lloyd Fillingham

Freddie Frinton

Duncan Gray

Hugh Harden

Charles Little

Mary Simmons,

Jeremy Simms

Sylvia Vowels

Fred Wynne

1947/48 Babes in the Wood 

Arthur Lucan,

Jean Adrienne

Bert Platt

Valerie Lawson

Carol Lane

Rita Baker

1948/49 Cinderella

Ted Ray

Hazel Bray

Johnny Kavannah

Freddie Foss

Leslie Barker

1949/50 Peter Pan

Jane Wren

Derek Rock

Elizabeth Clifford

Christina Forrest

Margaret Lockwood

Philip Ray

John Justin

1950/51 Humpty Dumpty

Freddie Frinton

Stan Little

Harry Simms

Jean Adrienne

Duncan Gray

Fred Wynne

Sylvis Vowels

1951/52 Little Red Riding Hood

Graham Danvers

Josephine Evans

Leo Franklyn

Bill Futter

Doreen Lavender

Hugh Llloyd

Bert Platt

Sylvis Vowels

Written by Barry Lupino

1952/53 Peter Pan

Brenda Bruce

Eric Carr

Jane Wren

Violet Coleman

James Donald

Gordon Murray

Kenneth Williams

Directed by Cecil King

1954/54 Babes in the Wood

Peggie Allen

Patricia Baker

Marion Barton

Sally Bazley

Stanley Beedle

Josephine Bell

1955/56  Mother Goose

Ethel Revnell,

Johnny Lockwood

Fay Lenore

Bert Platt

Alison Davies

Susan Wren

1956/57 Jack and the Beanstalk

Richard Beamish

Ben Warriss

Fred Kitchen

Mildred Maybe

John East

Maureen Corp

Barry Craine

Alison Davies

John East

Julia Hand

Jack Hayes

Jimmy Jewel

Written by John Morley

Directed by Leonard Dainton

1957/58 Aladdin

Richard Hearne

Dave O'Gorman

Jean Scott

Ronnie Collis

Alan Webster

1958/59 Sleeping Beauty

Tommy Trinder

Bert Brownbill

Patricia Hall

Hazel Lee

Eva May Wong

1959/60  Cinderella

Jimmy Edwards

Ted Rogers


Jill Love

Edit MacArthur

Linda Masters

Robin Palmer

John Taylor

Arthur Howard

Ted Durannte

Written by Oscar Hammerstein

Composed by Richard Rodgers

Directed by Freddie Carpenter

1960/61 Aladdin

George Formby

Vanessa Lee

Peter Graves

Valentine Dyall

Jessie Carron

 Molly Hare

Geoffrey Webb

Written by Cole Porter

Directed by Eleanor Fazan

1961/62 Robinson Crusoe

Norman Wisdom

Eddie Leslie

Betty Wheeler

David Fallon

1962/63 Turn Again Whittington (A Tom Arnold production)

Bruce Forsyth

Elizabeth Larner

Tudor Evans

Valerie Tandy

Jimmy Lee

Penny Calvert

Ken Wilson

Graham Skidmore

1963/64 Sleeping Beauty (A Tom Arnold production)

Morecombe & Wise

Edmund Hokridge

Betty Emery

Nicholas Smith

1964/65 Merry King Cole

Harry Worth

Billy Dainty

Pat Lancaster

1965/66 Puss in Boots

The Bachelors

Eddie Molloy

Mike Yarwood

Audrey Jeans

Freddie Davies

Pat Lonsdale

Eddie Molloy

Joanna Mote

Victor Woolf

Ernest Bale

Laura Bowyer

Allan Bruce

Patricia Lancaster

Written by Ludwig Tieck

1966/67 Humpty Dumpty

Ted Rogers

The Seekers

Wyn Calvin

Tony Adams

Wendy Cameron

Virginaia Courtney

Andrew Cregeen

Judith Durham

Athol Guy

Keith Potger

Claude Zola

Joy Jakley

Seth Jee

Written by Phil Park

Directed by Stanley Willis Croft

1967/68 Babes in the Wood

Edmund Hockridge

Billy Dainty

Michael Malnick

Stan Stennett

Wyn Calvin

1968/69 Cinderella

Mike and Bernie Winters

Avril Angers

Brian Hills

Roy Ashby

Tessa Jarvis

Sally Smith

Eric Flynn

Stella Moray

1969/70 Aladdin (A Bernard Delfont production)

Bernard Bresslaw

Freddie Davies

The Dallas Boys

Yvonne Marsh

Joe Black

1970/71 Robinson Crusoe (A Bernard Delfont production)

Jimmy Clithero

Nat Jackley

Gordon & Bunny Jay

Doreen Barrington

George Barnes

Toni Sue Burley

The Rastellis

Wendy Cameron

Malcolm Cheeseman

Madge Fabian

Written by Phil Park

Directed by Maxwell Wray

1971/72  Dick Whittington  

Peter Noone

Roy Hudd

Debbie Bowen

Michael Burgees

Ivor Emmanuel

Michael Harvey

Mervyn Webb

Wyn Calvin

Sheila Melvin

David Trevena

Written by Phil Park

Directed by Dick Hurran

1972/73  Cinderella

Ronnie Corbett 

John Inman

Clodagh Rodgers

Barry Howard

The Patton Brothers

Tony Adams

Michael Burgess

Mandy Cole

Dorothy Dampier

Charlie Stewart

Will Stirling

Written by David Phetean

Directed by Dick Hurran

1973/74 Aladdin

Rod Hull and Emu

Larry Grayson

Melanie Daniels

Georgina Moon 

Dilys Watling

Freddie Stevens

Rob Stuart

Adele Neatrour

Minno Golvala 

Written by Phil Park

Directed by Dick Hurran

1974/75 Jack and the Beanstalk

Dora Bryan

Norman Vaughan

Mark Wynter

Little & Large

1975/76 Babes in the Wood

Arthur Askey

Dickie Henderson

John Gower

Len Lowe

Mark Wynter

James Vallon

Freddie Stevens

Michael Bates

Brian Crone

Colin Francis

Bertie Hare

Written and Directed by Albert J Knight

1976/77 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Charles Hawtry

Johnny Dallas

Barbara Drew

James Harman

Bryan Johnson

Aubrey Phillips

Debbie Young

Written by Tudor Davies

Directed by Aubrey Phillips

1977/78 Mother Goose

John Inman

Hope & Keen

Russell Boulter

Brian Godfrey

Sian Hopkins

Ken Wood

Susan Maughan

Barbara Newman

Raymond Dowers

Written and Directed by Bill Robertson

1978/79 Cinderella

Harry Worth

Frank Williams

Barry Evans

1979/80 Babes in the Wood

Jim Davidson

Melvyn Hayes

The Krankies

Tammy Jones

1980/81 Aladdin

Danny La Rue

John Betty

Diana Choy

Susan Danielle

Eric Desile

Robert Edmunds

David Ellen

Geraldine Gardner 

George Giles

Mike Potter

Written by Bryan Blackburn

Directed by Dougie Squires

1982/83 No pantomime as Annie was playing

1982/83 Dick Whittington

Terry Scott

Ruth Madoc

Paul Shane

Jeffrey Holland

Barry Howard

Sally Smith

Dino Shafeek

Susan Holland

Len Howe

Brian Pulman

Written and Directed by by Dick Hurran

1983/84 Cinderella

Kenneth Connor

Lionel Blair

Kate O'Mara

Joyce Blair

Patrick Cargill

Julie Herview

Roy Jolly

Tony Jolly

Henry Tomlinson

Paula Wilcox

Victor Spinetti

Anna Neagle

Jacqueline Reddin

Written by Stuart Paterson

Directed by Lionel Blair

1984/85 Aladdin

Little & Large

 Isla St Clair

Alfred Marks

Jack Tripp

The Great Suprendo

Patsy Ann Scott

1985/86 Babes in the Wood

Cannon and Ball

Wyn Calvin

Eve Graham

Graham Hamilton

Sarah Weymouth

1986/87 Cinderella

Jim Davidson

Dianne Lee

Roger Kitter

Freddie Lees

Mia Carla

1987/88 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Roy Walker


Su Douglas

Ronnie Cryer

Derek Richards

1988/89 Aladdin

Gary Wilmot

Dooby Duck

Mo Morland and The Roly Polys

Jane Marie Osbourne

Gordon Peters

Allan Stewart

Ricky Greene

Written by Chris Denys

Directed by Stewart Morris

1989/90 Dick Whittington

Su Pollard

Derek Griffiths

Dooby Duck

Wyn Calvin

Gordon & Bunny Jay

Ben Warriss

David Redgrave

1990/91 Cinderella

Michael Barrymore

Annabel Croft

Frank Williams

Simon Fox

Dooby Duck

1991/92 Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Frank Bruno

Little & Large

Patsy Ann Scott

Sarah Thomas

Damien Williams

1992/93 Jack and the Beanstalk

Emily Symons 

Billy Pearce

John Inman

Geoffrey Hayes

Bungle, Zippy & George

1993/94 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Andrew O'Connor

Sulie Branscombe

Peter Aiton

Michael Sands

Ken Gibson

1994/95 No panto as Picwick starring Harry Secombe was playing

1995/96 No panto as Scrooge starring Anthony Newley was playing

1996/97 Dick Whittington (Jim Davidson productions)

Jim Davidson

Melanie Stace

John Virgo

Roger Kitter

John Bardon

1997/98 - Peter Pan 
Andy Ford

Ted Rogers

Liz Ewing

Pauline Hannah

(This was a short 7 show run making way for Les Miserables)

1998/99 - No panto as Phantom of the Opera was playing

1999/00 - No panto as Les Miserables was playing

2000/01 Peter Pan (Jim Davidson Productions)

Brian Blessed

Michaela Strachan

2001/02 - No panto as Disney's Beauty and the Beast the musical was playing

2002/03 Dick Whittington (Jim Davidson Productions)

Jim Davidson

John Virgo,

John Lyons

Roger Kitter

Louise Landon

2003/04 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Qdos pantomimes)

Lily Savage/Paul O'Grady

2004/05  Cinderella (Qdos pantomimes)

Julian Clary

Henry Luxemburg

Laura Evans

2005/06 No panto as Scrooge starring Shane Richie was playing

2006/07 Peter Pan (Qdos pantomimes)

Joe Pasquale

Kerris Peeling

Liza Pullman

2007/08 - No panto as Mamma Mia! was playing

2008/09 Cinderella (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Mickey Rooney

Bobby Davro

Michelle Collins

Jan Rooney

Chris Dennis

George Wood

Vicky Longley

Peter Straker

Richard Pocock

Gemma Fuller

Kelly Sneade

Lee Bamford

Jessica Hill

2009/10  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Joe Swash

Kara Tointon

Andy Ford

Liz Robertson

Video: TV advert for the 2009 panto

2010/11 Dick Whittington (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Barbara Windsor

Eric Potts

Andy Ford

Owain Williams

Chris Nelson

Carly Day

Ben Goffe

Granville Saxton

Video: Clip from the 2010 panto Dick Whittington
Video: TV ad for the 2010 panto Dick Whittington

2011/12 Peter Pan (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

David Hasselhoff

Andy Ford

Robert Rees

Janine Esther Cowell

2012/13 Aladdin (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Josie Gibson / Carol McGiffin (Shared role)

Andy Ford


Zoe George

Chris Nelson

Joe Speare

Graham Kent

David Roper

David Whitworth

Chris Thatcher

James Revell

Phillip Birchall

Katy Thorpe

Katherine Iles

Jacob Gibbons

Leanne Thompson

Lucy Gilbert

Philip Joel

2013/14 Cinderella (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Louie Spence

Andy Ford

Suzanne Shaw

Andrew Derbyshire

Graham Hoadley

David Roper

Video: 2013 TV advert for Cinderella

2014/15 Dick Whittington  (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Andy Ford

Eric Potts

Ashleigh & Pudsey

Ben Faulks

Brenda Edwards

Lara Denning

Hayley Goold

Ben Goodridge

Nicola Rowe

Joseph Crick

Zac Worrell

Video: 2014 TV advert for Dick Whittington

2015/16 Snow White (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Warwick Davis

Andy Ford

Andy Day

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun Dalton

Kim Ismay

Peter Bonner

Dean Whatton

2016/17 Cinderella (Produced by First Family Entertainment)

Torvill and Dean

Samuel Holmes

Charles Brunton

Jarred Christmas

Rhiannon Chesterman

Video: Clip from 2016 panto - Rhiannon Chesterman performs 'Once Upon A Time'

2017/18 - Aladdin (Qdos pantomimes)

Marti Pellow

Joe Pasqulae

Hayley Tamadon

Kimberley Blake

David Robbins

Alexia Gerred

Adam Haigh

Daniel Parrott

Billy Warren

Chante Simpson

Lily Wang

Elle Locke

Amy Carlin

Video: TV advert for the 2017 panto

2018/19 - Cinderella (Qdos pantomimes)

Brian Conley

Gok Wan

Ben Stock

Neal Wright

Scott Mobley

Lauren Hall

Matt Malthouse

Abbie Quinnen

Samuel Wilson Freeman

Jordan Goodenough

Directed by Kathryn Rooney

Video: Clip from very end of the finale to the 2018 panto

2019/20 - Dick Whittington (Qdos Pantomimes)

Shane Richie
Jennie Dale
Peter Piper

David O'Reaily

Prior to the Bristol Hippodrome providing the panto entertainment the New Theatre Bristol (Later renamed as Prince's Theatre in 1884) in Bristol hosted pantomimes between 1867 - 1940

1867-68           ALADDIN

1868-69           THE CLOTH OF GOLD

1869-70           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1870-71           FORTY THIEVES

1871-72           DICK WHITTINGTON

1872-73           TOM THUMB

1873-74           VALENTINE AND ORSON

1874-75           RED RIDING HOOD

1875-76           LITTLE CINDERELLA

1876-77           BABES IN THE WOOD

1877-78           BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

1878-79           HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

1879-80           SINBAD THE SAILOR

1880-81           JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

1881-82           ALADDIN

1882-83           DICK WHITTINGTON

1883-84           CINDERELLA

1884-85           FORTY THIEVES

1885-86           RED RIDING HOOD

1886-87           SINBAD THE SAILOR

1887-88           BABES IN THE WOOD

1888-89           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1889-90           SWEET CINDERELLA

1890-91           ALADDIN

1891-92           DICK WHITTINGTON

1892-93           BABES IN THE WOOD

1893-94           FORTY THIEVES

1894-95           LITTLE BO-PEEP

1895-96           CINDERELLA

1896-97           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1897-98           RED RIDING HOOD

1898-99           SINBAD THE SAILOR

1899-00           ALADDIN

1900-01           DICK WHITTINGTON

1901-02           BABES IN THE WOOD

1902-03           CINDERELLA    

1903-04           PUSS IN BOOTS

1904-05           THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

1905-06           MOTHER GOOSE

1906-07           HUMPTY DUMPTY

1907-08           JACK AND JILL 

1908-09           ALADDIN

1909-10           OLD MOTHER HUBBARD

1910-11           JACK HORNER

1911-12           JACK AND THE BEANSTALK     

1912-13           DICK WHITTINGTON

1913-14           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1914-15           HUMPTY DUMPTY

1915-16           GOODY TWO SHOES

1916-17           CINDERELLA

1917-18           OLD KING COLE

1918-19           SINBAD        

1919-20           MOTHER GOOSE

1920-21           TOM TOM THE PIPER’S SON

1921-22           ALADDIN

1922-23           JACK AND JILL     

1923-24           KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN    


1925-26           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1926-27           THE FORTY THIEVES

1927-28           HUMPTY DUMPTY

1928-29           HOP O’MY THUMB

1929-30           THE QUEEN OF HEARTS

1930-31           GOODY TWO SHOES  

1931-32           CINDERELLA

1932-33           ROBINSON CRUSOE

1933-34           MOTHER GOOSE

1934-35           DICK WHITTINGTON

1935-36           BABES IN THE WOOD

1936-37          ALADDIN

1937-38          CINDERELLA

1938-39          JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

1939 -40         RED RIDING HOOD 


The Prince’s Theatre had it's own panto disaster in 1869.  In a very small enclosed space a large crowd began to form to await the doors prior to the show and as the doors opened there was a mad rush with the crowds surging forward to get inside.. The result was the people at the front were trampled on, and around 18 people were killed in the stampede with over 40 others injured