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We are thrilled to welcome the first family of pantomime into the Panto Hall of Fame as our 2023 inductees. Collectively they are all members off the Elliott family but you may know them better as The Chuckle Brothers, The Harmen Brothers or the Patton Brothers maybe?  By whatever name you have known them we welcome Paul, Barry, Jimmy, Brian and Damian into our very special panto club.

This entertainment dynasty have graced pantomimes dating back to 1949 right up to current day and the family's roots in the showbiz industry stretch even further back to that as this talented family of funny men have kept us entertained for generations.

Possibly the better known of the family through their own  long running Tv series 'Chucklevision' were brothers Paul and Barry who were known for their crazy slapstick antics and visual comedy and their iconic catchphrase 'To me...to you' but they were already following in the footsteps of older brothers Jimmy and Brian who had already already established themselves as panto favourites up and down the UK. The legacy would continue as Brian's son Damian would also take on the Patton surname and enter the world of comedy entertainment in numerous stage shows and pantomimes, both under his under name and as part of a double act called Double Trouble. 

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YEAR BY YEAR...

1944                     

Barry David Elliott is born on 24th December 1944 in Rotherham

1947                  

Paul Harman Elliott is born on 18th October 1947 in Rotherham

1949         

BRIAN (as part of the Harmony Boys) Aladdin - Dudley Hippodrome

1950         

BRIAN (as part of the Harmony Boys) Aladdin - Wimbledon Theatre

1951         

BRIAN (as part of the Harmony Boys) Robinson Crusoe - Swansea Empire

1956         

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Aladdin - Wimbledon Theatre

1957            

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Glasgow Pavilion

1958             

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Cinderella - Leicester Palace

1959             

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Cinderella - New Theatre, Cardiff

1960               

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Babes in the Wood - Exeter Theatre Royal

1961

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Aladdin - Birmingham Alexandra

 

 

 

 

Jimmy & Brian (The Patton Brothers) appear on The Vera Lynn Show

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1962               

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Aladdin - Wolverhampton Grand

1963               

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Aladdin - Princess Theatre, Torquay

1964               

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Babes in the Wood - Wolverhampton Grand

1965                

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Robinson Crusoe - Grand Theatre, Leeds

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1966                

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) Cinderella - Sheffield Lyceum

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1967            

Paul and Barry win the BBC TV talent show Opportunity knocks performing as The Harman Brothers

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Princess Theatre, Torquay

PAUL & BARRY (The Harmon Brothers ) - Babes in the Wood - Malvern Theatre

1968 

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Leeds Varieties

PAUL & BARRY (The Harmon Brothers ) - Jack and the Beanstalk - Swansea Grand

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1969   

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Bournemouth Pavilion

1970   

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Birmingham Alexandra

PAUL & BARRY (The Harmon Brothers ) - Red Riding Hood - City Varieties, Leeds

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1971         

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - London Palladium

PAUL & BARRY (Paul & Barry Harman ) - Aladdin - Barnsley Civic

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1972          

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Bristol Hippodrome

PAUL & BARRY (Paul & Barry Harman ) - Aladdin - Bradford Alhambra

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1973           

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Manchester Palace

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1974           

Paul and Barry appear on the ITV talent show New Faces performing as The Harman Brothers

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Babes in the Wood - Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

PAUL & BARRY (As Paul & Barry Harman) - Cinderella - Bournemouth Pavilion

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1975

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Babes in the Wood - Theatre Royal Nottingham

PAUL & BARRY (As Paul & Barry Harman) - Aladdin - Theatre Royal Norwich

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1976

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Robin Hood - Bournemouth Pavilion

PAUL & BARRY (As Paul & Barry Harman) - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Wolverhampton Grand

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1977

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Royal, Norwich

PAUL & BARRY (As Paul & Barry Harman) - Aladdin - Bournemouth Pavilion

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1978

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Babes in the Wood - The Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

PAUL & BARRY (Harman & Elliott) - Dick Whittington - The Coventry Theatre

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1979

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Mother Goose - New Theatre, Oxford

PAUL & BARRY (Harman & Elliott) - Cinderella - Davenport Theatre, Stockport

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1980

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Mother Goose - Davenport Theatre, Stockport

PAUL & BARRY (The Harman) - Puss in Boots - The Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

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1981

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Mother Goose - Victoria Palace, London

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington - Swansea Grand

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1982

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Mother Goose - Liverpool Empire Theatre

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1983

PAUL & BARRY (The Harman Brothers) - Robin Hood - The Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Dick Whittington - Theatre Royal, Norwich

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1984            

Paul and Barry launch a pre school children's TV series on the BBC called The Chuckle Hounds which runs until 1986. Each episode was approx 5 minutes in duration and featured the brothers dressed in large dog costumes performing visual comedy routines. 14 episodes were aired in total which included one Christmas special. 

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PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Robin Hood - New Theatre, Cardiff

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Dick Whittington - Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

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1985

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Aladdin - Civic Theatre, Halifax

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Aladdin - Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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1986

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk - Darlington Civic

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Sleeping Beauty - Theatre Royal, Norwich

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1987           

Paul and Barry launch their BBC TV series Chucklevision. Occasionally Jimmy and Brian would make appearances in the series as part of the sketches. The series ran for a total of 292 episodes until 2009.

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PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood - Darlington Civic

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Sinbad the Sailor - Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

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1988

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington - St Albans Civic Hall

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Robinson Crusoe - Theatre Royal, Norwich

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1989    

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Cinderella - Darlington Civic

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella - Theatre Royal, Newcastle

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Jimmy & Brian (The Patton Brothers) The Ice Cream gag

1990

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Aladdin - The Hawth, Crawley

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin

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1991

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Hexagon Theatre Reading

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Churchill Theatre Bromley

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1992

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the King's Theatre Edinburgh

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1993

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Wolverhampton Grand

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley

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1994

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Cinderella at the Corn Exchange Cambridge

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella at the New Theatre Cardiff

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1995                

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Swansea Grand

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Aladdin at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley

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1996        

Paul and Barry launch a kids gameshow on the BBC called To Me, To You! which would run until 1998 and comprised of 41 episodes which included 2 Christmas specials. 

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 PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Mother Goose at the Birmingham Hippodrome

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Mother Goose at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

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1997                 

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Sheffield Lyceum

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Billingham Forum

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1998                 

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Darlington Civic

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Southport Theatre

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1999                 

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Nottingham

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Dick Whittington at The Charter Theatre Preston

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2000                 

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Nottingham

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Billingham Forum

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2001                

PAUL & BARRY (Chuckle Brothers) & JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Aladdin - Darlington Civic

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2002                 

PAUL & BARRY (Chuckle Brothers) & JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Aladdin - Regent Theatre, Stoke

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2003                  

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Cinderella at the Cliffs Pavilion Southend

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella at Alban Arena, St Albans

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2004                  

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Cinderella at the North Wales Theatre Llandudno

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2005                  

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the North Wales Theatre Llandudno

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2006                   

PAUL & BARRY (The Chuckle Brothers) - Cinderella at the New Theatre Hull

JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers) - Aladdin at the Sands Centre Carlise

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2007                   

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Aladdin -  touring pantomime

JIMMY, BRIAN & DAMIAN - Red Riding Hood - The Albert Bolton Halls

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2008                   

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Aladdin at Cliffs Pavilion Southend

JIMMY & BRIAN (as The Patton Brothers) & DAMIAN PATTON - Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Billingham Forum

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2009                   

Chucklevision broadcasts it's final episode

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - A Christmas Chuckle - A touring production

this production also featured JIMMY & BRIAN (The Patton Brothers)

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2010                    

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - The Twelve Days of Christmas - A touring production

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2011                    

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Cinderella at the New Theatre in Hull

JIMMY & BRIAN (as The Patton Brothers) - Goldilocks and the Three Bears at The Bolton Albert Halls

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2012                    

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Sleeping Beauty at the New Theatre in Hull

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2013                     

Barry appears in the BBC series Still Open All Hours - a recurring role as Mr Marshall that he would continue to play until 2015

DAMIAN - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Albert Halls in Bolton

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Aladdin at the Darlington Civic

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2014                      

DAMIAN (as part of Double Trouble) - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Hazlitt Theatre

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - The Chuckles of Oz at the Darlington Civic

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2015                       

DAMIAN (as part of Double Trouble) - Dick Whittington at The Scarborough Spa

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Peter Pan at The Wolverhampton Grand

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2016
JIMMY & BRIAN (as The Patton Brothers)  - Aladdin at The Gladstone Theatre, Wirral                        

DAMIAN (as part of Double Trouble) - Cinderella at the Grand Opera House Belfast

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

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2017
JIMMY was due to star Peter Pan at The Place Theatre, Telford as Dame but had to withdraw before the show started due to ill health and was replaced by Steve Boyce

                        

DAMIAN (as part of Double Trouble) in Cinderella at the Whitley Bay Playhouse

PAUL & BARRY (as The Chuckle Brothers) in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Southampton Mayflower

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Damian appears as part of Double Trouble in the Easter panto Snow White

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2018

Paul makes a guest appearance on the BBC Soap Doctors

Paul and Barry make a guest appearance on the ITV show Benidorm

Barry Elliott passes away 5th August 2018 aged 73 following a battle with bone cancer. Our tribute page can be viewed here 

PAUL (as Paul Chuckle) in Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

DAMIAN appears as part of Double Trouble in Cinderella at the Coatham Memorial Hall in Redcar

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Damian appears as part of Double Trouble in a touring Half term production of Jack and the Beanstalk and later in a Halloween panto The Pirates of The Spooky Lagoon

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2019

Jimmy Patton passes away on 26th July 2019 aged 87. Visit out tribute page here

DAMIAN - Jack and the Beanstalk at the Whitley Bay Playhouse

PAUL (as Paul Chuckle) in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Bradford Alhambra

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Damian appears as part of Double Trouble in a touring Easter panto Mother Goose

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2020

Paul was originally announced to star in Aladdin at the New Theatre Cardiff for this year but the season was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19.  Paul was then set to star in Sleeping Beauty which was to be a Covid friendly/safe pantomime at the Theatre Royal Nottingham but this was also cancelled.

Paul appears on the ITV series The Real Marigold Hotel

 

DAMIAN appears in the half term panto Sleeping Beauty as part of Double Trouble

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2021