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Blackpool
Grand Theatre

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Blackpool Grand Theatre is a theatre in Blackpool.
Since 2006, it has also been known as the National Theatre of Variety.

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Panto history at BLACKPOOL GRAND

1982: Cinderella
1983: Aladdin 
1984: 
1985: Robinson Crusoe 
1986: Jack and the Beanstalk 
1987: Turn again Whittington
1988: Aladdin 
1989: Jack and the Beanstalk 
1990: Cinderella
1991: Goldilocks and the three bears
1992: 
1993: 
1994: Peter Pan
1995: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
1996: Cinderella 
1997: Jack and the Beanstalk 
1998: 
1999: Dick Whittington 

 
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1982: CINDERELLA

Cast

The Houghton Weavers

Cinderella: Denise Distel 

Prince & Dandini: The Caravelles

Fairy Godmother: Julie Owen 

Baron: John Comer

Ugly Sisters: Bobby Kent and Eddie Munro 

2000: Robin Hood and the babes in the wood. 
2001: Cinderella 
2002: Aladdin 
2003: Peter Pan 
2004: Jack and the Beanstalk 
2005: Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs 
2006: Dick Whittington 
2007: Sleeping Beauty 
2008: Cinderella 
2009: Peter Pan 
2010: Aladdin 
2011: Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs 
2012: Cinderella
2013: Peter Pan
2014: Sleeping Beauty 
2015: Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs
2016: Aladdin 
2017: Cinderella 
2018: Beauty and the Beast 
2019: Peter Pan 
2020: Pantomonium 
2021: 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2022: Sleeping Beauty 
2023: Aladdin

1982

1983

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1983: ALADDIN

 

Cast

Widow Twankey: Roy Barraclough

Cedric Monarch, Barry Cheese, Mike Onion, Cheryl Murray, Leslie Melville,

Eric Hamilton, Stan Boardman, Malcolm Dixon

1985: ROBINSON CRUSOE
12th December 1985 - 4th January 1986

Cast

The Houghton Weavers, Tommy Trafford, Keith Hopkins, Lynda Lee Lewis, Maxine Valentine, Chris Ifill, Ronnie Parnell

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1986: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

11th December 1986 - 3rd January 1987

Cast

Princess: Sally Moon

Baliff: Norman Barrett 

Dame Trot: Tommy Trafford  

Jack Trot: Keith Hopkins 

Giant Blunderbore: Michael White  

King: Ronnie Parnell 

Fairy: Ruth Perry

Tom Bright. Suzy Breeze

Produced by Trafford Parnell Productions

1985

1986

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1987: TURN AGAIN WHITTINGTON

10th December 1987 - 9th January 1988

Cast

Norman Wisdom (as Dick Whittington), Tony Fayne (as Alderman Fitzwarren), 

Mimi Law (as Queen), Billy Whittaker (as Mrs Whittington), Second Generation

Produced by Charles Hayley Productions

1987

1988

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1988: ALADDIN

Opened 18th December 1988

Cast

Widow Twankey: Danny La Rue

Emporer: Ken Platt

Wishee Washee: Billy Pearce 

Robert Aldous, David Ellen

Written and Directed by Mike Goddard

Choreographed by David Ellen

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1989: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

14th December 1989 - 13th January 1990

 

Cast

Jack Durden: Alvin Stardust

Jill: Linda Nolan

The King: Gary Hailes

Vegetable Fairy: Joan Laurie 

Dame Durden: Peter Thorne

Simple Simon: Freddie Garrity

Directed by Roy Patrick

1989

1990

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1990: CINDERELLA

17th December 1990 - 12th January 1991

Cast

Fairy Godmother: Kathy Staff

Buttons: Mark Curry 

Baron: Frederick Pyne

Cinderella: Hilary O'Neil 

Prince Charming: Steve Harvey

Darren Markham

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1991: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

14th December 1991 - 5th January 1992

 

Cast

Dame Spangle: Russell Grant

Ian Lavender
Maddi Cryer

Flogwell Flax,

Norman Barrett

1991

1994

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1994: PETER PAN

23rd December 1994 - 14th January 1995

Cast

Peter Pan: Stefan Dennis

Captain Hook: Patrick Mower  

Smee: Tom Bright

Mrs Darling: Sophie Corbett

Wendy: Karen West

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1995: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

15th December 1995 - 13th January 1996

Cast

Muddles: Martin Daniels

Snow White: Maureen Nolan 

The Wicked Queen: Anne Nolan

Clive Webb

1995

1996

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1996: CINDERELLA

Opened 19th December 1996

Cast

Buttons: Roy Walker

Cinderella: Jenny Powell 

Ugly Sister: Tom Bright

Baron: Jack Douglas

Produced by UK Productions

1997

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1997: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

15th December 1997 - 10th January 1998

Cast:

Fleshcreep: Howard Antony

King: Stuart Golland 

Dame Trot: Tom Bright

Jack Trot: Bernie Nolan

Simple Simon: Rik Gaynor

Princess: Francine Lewis 

Fairy: Juliette Kaplan 

Produced by UK Productions

1999

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1999: DICK WHITTINGTON

15th December 1999 - 8th January 2000

Cast

Idle Jack: Ben Shephard

Dick Whittington: Deborah McAndrew 

Fanny: Tom Bright

Alderman Fitzwarren: Michael Knowles

Fairy: Anna Karen 

Produced by UK Productions

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2000: ROBIN HOOD AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD

17th December 2000 - 6th January 2001

 

Cast

The Sheriff of Nottingham: Jonathon Morris

Johnny Casson

Robin Hood: Alex Lovell

Nurse: Tom Bright  

Aimi Macdonald, John Peate, Diane Lee Carol, Matthew Linus Hunt

Produced by UK Productions

2000

2001

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2001: CINDERELLA

12th December 2001- 5th January 2002

 

Cast

Fairy Godmother: Ruth Madoc

Baron Hardup: Tom Owen  

Buttons: Mark Homer

Phillipa Healy, Bobbie Kent, Jamie Morris, Amira Matthews, Karen Holmes

Produced by UK Productions

2002

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2002: ALADDIN

12th December 2002 - 5th January 2003

Cast

Widow Twankey: Ken Morley

Des Coleman,

Aladdin: Anna Williamson 

Abanazar: Shaun Curry

Wishee Washee: Steve Walls

Ian Gareth Jones, Karen Roberts, Robert Armstrong, Tristan Walker

Produced by UK Productions

2003

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2003: PETER PAN

11th December 2003 - 4th January 2004

Cast

Captain Hook: Tony Caunter

Peter Pan: Sophie McDonnell

Maureen Nolan,

Smee: Steve Royle 

The Nitwits

Produced by UK Productions

2004

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2004: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

9th December 2004 - 4th January 2005

Cast

Ken Morley (as ), Mike Grady (as Dame Trott), 

Kate Baines (as Jack Trott), Michelle Hughes (as Princess), 

Steve Royle (as Simple Simon), Barry Daniels

Produced by UK Productions

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2005: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

9th December 2005 - 3rd January 2006

Cast

Wicked Queen: Ruth Madoc
Henchman: Tony Scannell 

Muddles: Steve Royle

Kenny Baker,

Snow White: Michelle Hughes

Produced by UK Productions

2005

2006

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2006: DICK WHITTINGTON

8th December 2006 - 6th January 2007

Cast

King Rat: Ray Meagher

Dick Whittington: Andrew Newton-Lee  

Idle Jack: Steve Royle

Fairy Bowbells: Janine Jones

Alice Fitzwarren: Michelle Hughes

Captain: Mark Two 

Sarah the Cook: Charles Burden

Alderman Fitzwarren: Barry Daniels

Produced by UK Productions

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2007: SLEEPING BEAUTY

7th December 2007 - 5th January 2008

Cast

Good Fairy: Ruth Madoc

Bad Fairy: Natalie Cleverley 

Sleeping Beauty: Jessica Punch

Prince: Shaun Dalton 

Nurse Nelly: Douglas Mounce

King: Iain Rogerson

Silly Billy: Steve Royle 

Produced by UK Productions

2007

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2008: CINDERELLA

5th December 2008 - 4th January 2009

Cast

Fairy Godmother: Amanda Barrie

Buttons: Steve Royle 

Cinderella: Sophie Thierens

Ugly Sisters: Jamie Morris, Terry Keeble, 

Baron: Don Crann

Produced by UK Productions

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2009: PETER PAN

4th December 2009 - 3rd January 2010

Cast

Peter Pan: Barney Harwood

Mrs Darling: Carrie Ellis 

The Pirate Crew: The Nitwits

Captain Hook: Gary Turner

Smee: Steve Royle

Tinkerbell: Gemma Hunt

Produced by UK Productions

2008

2009

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2010: ALADDIN

3rd December 2010 - 2nd January 2011

Cast

Abanazar: Alex Ferns

Aladdin: Amy Thompson 

Wishee Washee: Steve Royle

Widow Twankey: Douglas Mounce 

Princess: Rebecca Marks

PC Pong: Martin Pemberton 

Produced by UK Productions

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2011: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

2nd December 2011 - 2nd January 2012

Cast

The Wicked Queen: Vicky Entwistle

Snow White: Jenny Jones 

Muddles: Steve Royle

Henchman: Martin Pemberton 

Prince: Kieran Brown

Produced by UK Productions

2011

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2012: CINDERELLA

7th December 2012 - 6th January 2013

Cast

Prince Charming: Danny Miller

Cinderella: Amy Thompson 

Buttons: Steve Royle

Ugly Sisters: Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph

Baron Hardup: Richard Colson

Fairy Godmother: Hayley Kay

Produced by UK Productions

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2013: PETER PAN

6th December 2012 - 5th January 2014

Cast

Captain Hook: Tom Lister

Smee: Steve Royle 

Peter Pan: Jordan Lee Davies

Mrs Darling: Hayley Kay 

The Pirate Crew: The Nitwits

Tinkerbell: Lucy Johnson 

Wendy: Samantha Giffard 

Produced by UK Productions

2012

2013

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2014: SLEEPING BEAUTY

5th December 2014 - 4th January 2015

 

Cast

Carabosse: Jennifer Ellison

Silly Billy: Steve Royle  

The King: Michael Chances

Nurse Nellie: Nick Wilton 

The Prince: Lewis Bradley

Good Fairy: Hayley Kay  

Princess Beauty: Phoebe Lewis 

Produced by UK Productions

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2015: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

4th December 2015 - 3rd December 2016

Cast

Wicked Queen: Su Pollard

Muddles: Steve Royle 

Prince: Daniel Whiston 

Nurse: Jamie Steen 

Snow White: Millie Booth

Produced by UK Productions

2014

2015

2016

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2016: ALADDIN

9th December 2016 - 8th January 2017

Cast

Abanazar: Mark Moraghan

Widow Twankey: Philip Meeks

Wishee Washee: Steve Royle

Aladdin: Barney Harwood  

Slae of the Ring: Hayley Kay

PC Pong: Mark James 

Produced by UK Productions

2017

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2017: CINDERELLA

5th December 2017 - 7th January 2018

Cast

Prince Charming: JJ Hamblett

Buttons: Steve Royle 

Fairy Godmother: Melanie Walters

Cinderella: Olivia Birchenough 

Ugly Sisters: Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph  

Dandini: Mark Peterson

Baron Hardup: David Alcock 

Produced by UK Productions

2018

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2018: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

7th December 2018 - 6th January 2019

Cast

The Prince: Danny Walters

Belle: Amelia Adams-Pearce 

Louis La Plonk: Steve Royle

Polly La Plonk: Nick Wilton  

Fairy Bon Bon: Hayley Kay

Hugo Pompidou: Ben Harlow 

Clement: Marcus Knibbs 

Produced by UK Productions

2019

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2019: PETER PAN

6th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

Cast

Captain Hook: Tom Lister

Smee: Steve Royle 

Peter Pan: Jack Heasman

Ruth Betteridge, Rachel Grundy, Natalie Hollingworth,

Mrs Darling: Christina Meehan

Produced by UK Productions

2020

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2020: PANTOMONIUM!

18th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Cast

Tom Lister, Steve Royle, Nick Wilton, Olivia Birchenough

Produced by UK Productions

Written by Jon Monie

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2021: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

3rd December 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Cast

The Wicked Queen: Vicky Entwistle

Muddles: Steve Royle  

Nurse: Jamie Steen

Prince: Chris Warner-Drake 

Snow White: Ellie Green

Produced by UK Productions

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2022: SLEEPING BEAUTY

2nd December 2022 - 1st January 2023

Cast

The Good Fairy: Hayley Tamaddon

Silly Billy: Steve Royle

Nurse: Philip Meeks

The King: Daniel Taylor 

Carabosse: Christina Meehan

Princess Rose: Maisie Sellwood

The Prince: Josh Belward

Produced by UK Productions

2022

2023

2023: ALADDIN

1st December 2023 - 1st January 2024

Cast

Abanazar: Tom Lister

Wishee Washee: Steve Royle 

Produced by UK Productions

2024

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2024: CINDERELLA

6th December 2024 - 5th January 2025

Cast

Buttons: Steve Royle

Melody Hard-Up: Jamie Morris

Harmony Hard-Up: Tarot Joseph 

Produced by UK Productions

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