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1883/84 Babes in the Wood (Theatre Royal)

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1884/85 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Prince's)

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1886/87 Robinson Crusoe (Prince's)

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1887/88 Puss in Boots (Prince's)

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1893/94 Babes in the Wood (Theatre Royal)

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1898/89 Sinbad the Sailor (Prince's)

1896/87 Blue Beard Junior (Palace)

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1902/03 Robinson Crusoe (Prince's)

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1911/12 Little Red Riding Hood(Theatre Royal)

Harry Lauder

May Hill

Aimee Roberts

Billie Sinclair

May Lilian Levey

Edward Lewis

Harry Brayne

Ernest Selig

Harry Lupino

1913/14 Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal)

Daisy Wood

Madge Vincent

Albert Le Fre

Lupino Lane

Alice Pollard

Cyril Thompson

Horrace Mills

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1916/17 Cinderella (Palace)

Clarice Mayne

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1915/16 Robinson Crusoe (Theatre Royal)

Louie Beckman

Jack Pleasants

Joe Nightingale

Cecil Morton York

Constance Caley

George Robey

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1916/17 A Kiss For Cinderella (Manchester Royal)

Percy Hutchison

Hilda Trevelyan

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1917/18 Babes in the Wood (Palace)

Dorothy Ward

Ernie Mayne

Georgie Wood

Shaun Glenville

Fred Allandale

Hilda Glyder

1918/19 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Clarice Mayne

Harry Weldon

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1919/20 Aladdin (Palace)

Ella Retford

Lupino Lane

Nellie Wallace

Daisy Bindley

Albert Darnley

Wallace Lupino

Thelma Rayne

1920/21 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Ella Retford

Lupino Lane

Nellie Wallace

1921/22 Puss in Boots (Palace)

Mona Vivian

Billy Merson

1922/23 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Opera House)

Nora Delaney

Horace Mills

Walter Passmore

Lily Long

Edith Pearson

Violet Vernon

Johnny Schofield

Jack Treagle

Wilfred Essex

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1922/23 Mother Goose (Palace)

Dorothy Ward as Robbie

Shaun Glenville as Mother Goose

Georgie Wood as Jack

Jean Alexander as Jill

Beryl Beresford as Maise the Maid

Ambrose Thorne as Squire Longacre

Leslie Hinton as Viscount

Fred Conquest as The Goose

Lily Lapidus as Fairy Heartsease

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1923/24 Cinderella (Palace)

Vera Pearce

George Gregory

1925/26 Queen of Hearts (Palace)

Gwladys Stanley as prince Theodore

Jack Edge as The Knave of Hearts

James Craig as The King of Hearts

G S Melvin as The Queen of Hearts

George Sanger as Chipps

Bert Rousette as Bluff

Marjorie Battiss as Gipsy Queen

Adrienne Brune as Marcella

The Alva Brothers as The Horse

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1926/27 Humpty Dumpty (Palace)

Georgie Wood

1927/28 The Sleeping Beauty (Palace)

Kitty Reidy

Jay Laurier

1928/29 Aladdin (Palace)

Nellie Wallace

Gwladys Stanley

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1929/30 Robinson Crusoe (Palace)

Dorothy Ward

Shaun Glenville

Syd Walker

Henry Hearty

June Nolan

Yvette Anning

Arthur Conquest

1930/31 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Jack Edge

Faye Compton

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1931/32 Jack & The Beanstalk (Palace)

Betty Jumel

Billy Danvers 

James Craig

Dorothy Penny

Ethel Anderson

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1933/34 Cinderella (Palace)

Billy Danvers as Buttons
Phyllis Neilson-Terry as Prince Charming
Winnie Collins as Dandini
Gracie West and Ethel Revnell as Ugly Sisters

Victor Crawford as Baron

Valerie Larg as Fairy Godmother
 

1934/35 Sleeping Beauty (Opera House)

Binnie Barnes

Gene Gerrard

Rex London

Olive Groves

Ruth Sherman

Helen Brothers

Helga Stone

1934/35 Peter Pan (Manchester Hippodrome)

Dinah Sheridan

1935/36 Jack and the Beanstalk (Palace)

G S Melvin as Dame Trot

Oriel Ross as Jack Trot

Billy Danvers as Miffins

Wallace Lupino as King Gerald

Victoria Hopper as Princess Sylvia

Betty Pugh as Sarah Jane the Maid

Ernest Lester as The Henchman

Dorothy O'Dell as Fairy Hyacinth

Fred Watt as The Henchman

The Shanks Brothers as Jessie the Cow

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1936/37 Babes in the Wood (Palace)

Marie Burke as Robin Hood

Jean Adrienne as Maid Marian

Charles Cornford as Friar Tuck

Arthur Rigby as Baron Bodun

Tom Gamble as Nurse Merryweather

Jack Edge as Jack O The Green

Mary Thornley as Fairy Sunbeam

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1938/39 Aladdin (Opera House)

Cora Goffin

Stanley Holloway

Dave Burnaby

Gloria Day

1939/40 Babes in the Wood (Opera House)

Hal Bryan

Veronica Wilson

1940/41 Cinderella (Opera House)

Tommy Trinder, Fay Compton, Naughton and Gold, Joy Hayden, Doreen Dalton, Bernardi

1942/43 Red Riding Hood (Palace)

Jean Adrienne as Prince Charming

Jean Colin as Red Riding Hood

G S Melvin as Mother Hubbard

Dave Morris as Pickles

Robert Wilson as Jolly Jenkins

Billy Smith as Baron Badlotte

Prudence Hyman as Fairy Silverleaf

Donald Keir as Kingwolf

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1943/44 Jack and the Beanstalk (Palace)

1944/45 The Queen of Hearts (Palace)

Tom Gamble as The Queen of Hearts

Dave Morris as The King of Hearts

Jean Colin as Princess Rosamund

Jean Adrienne as Joscelyn

Bill Burke as The Knave of Hearts

Billy Smith as The Ace of Hearts

Sylvia Leslie as The Queen of Spades

Arnold Rooke as The Yellow Dwarf

Jean Burgess as The Joker

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1946/47 Cinderella (Hippodrome)
Billy Tasker

1947/48 Cinderella (Palace)
Beryl Reid as Clematis

George Moon as Buttons

Hazel Bray as Cinderella

George Bolton as Farinella

Bertram Dench as Baron Stoneybroke

Viola Johnstone as Fairy Godmother

Bunty Meadows as Dandini

Muriel Zillah as Prince Charming

John Palmer as Captain of the Guard

With Russell & Kapota

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1948/49 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Stella Hamilton as Voice of the Bells

Gerry Lee as The Cat

Raymond Bennett as Captain Scupper

Freddie Fowler as The Mate

Herbert Hare as Alderman Fitzwarren

Reg Dixon as Idle Jack

Jean Adrienne as Dick Whittington

Sheila Mathews as Alice Fitzwarren

Leo Franklyn as Martha the Cook

Kenneth Birrell as Grand Vizier

Leslie Jones as The Sultan of Morocco

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1949/50 Babes in the Wood (Palace)

Jimmy Jewel as Marmaduke

Ben Warriss as Horrace

Prudence Hyman as The Good Fairy

Charles Doak as The Innkeeper

Lucas Bassett as Friar Tucj

Jack Hayes as Nurse Merryweather

Bobby Kerrigan as Billy

George Hamilton as Baron Baddun

Erica Yorke as Maid Marion

Marjorie Browne as Robin Hood

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1949/50 Jack and Jill (Hippodrome)

Bernard Bedford as Ben Beer

Henry Lytton as Dame Horner

Afrique as Twist - The Crooked Man

Jean Telfer as Jill

Eve Eacott as Jack

Roy Barbour as Simple Simon

Ellis Carlyle The Witch

The Chevalier Brohers as Johnnie Stout and Willie Green

Wendy Terry as Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Mildred Turner as Fairy of the Well

Mervyn Saunders as The King of Sylvania

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1951/52 Old King Cole (Palace)

Andy McFarlane and Kenton Duff as The Young Princes

Barbara Stewart as The Good Fairy

Billy Sutton as The Clown

The Romanos Brothers as The Court Officials

Margot Anderson as Princess Melissa

Henry Kendall as Aggie The Queen

Margaret Mitchell as Nemo the Gypsy

Raymond Rollett as Lord Chamberlain

Vic Oliver as King Cole

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1952/53 Babes in the Wood (Hulme Hippodrome)

Nat Mills as Dame Trot
Mary Naylor as Robin Hood
Joy Jackley
Gordon & Colville

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1952/53 Little Miss Muffet (Manchester Hippodrome)

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1952/53 Humpty Dumpty (Palace)

Clement Hamelin as The Wicked Witch

Coral Farrell as The Good Fairy

Hugh Stewart as Court Chamberlain

Jean Bayless as Princess Marigold

Jimmy Lee as King of Carolia

Norman Evans as Martha

Maureen Sims as Neptunes Daughter

Betty Jumel as Humpty Dumpty

Patricia Burke as Captain Valentine the Bodygaurd

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1953/54 Puss in Boots (Palace)

George Hamilton as Lord Chamberlain

Jack Hayes as The King of Woz

Fred Kitchen as The Queen of Woz

David Dawson as Grab - The Lawyer

Aileen Cochrane as Princess Sonia

Ben Warriss as Gilbert Barleycorn

Jimmy Jewel as Gussie Barleycorn

Ally Alberta as The Cat

Nanette Dubray as Puss in Boots

With Eric Tinsley, Ena Baguley, David Dawson and David Benson

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1953/54 Mother Goose (Manchester Hippordrome)

Tommy Fields

Margaret Burton

Charles Warren

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1953/54 Little Bo Beep (Hulme Hippodrome)

Ted Lune

Valerie Joy

Tony Vaughan

Iris Poliakpva

John Chilvers

Gabrielle Webb

Teddy Stream

1954/55 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Michael Wynne as King Rat

Ken Swales as Tommy The Cat

Beryl Foley as Fairy

Stanley Vilven as Alderman Fitzwarren

Margaret Heath as Alice Fitzwarren

Sonnie Hale as Daphne Dumpling

Joy Nichols as Dick Whittington

Michael Miller as Harlequin

Lynne Golding as Columbine

Eric Woodcock as The Clown

Peter Henchie as Policeman

Drew Kennedy as Butchers Boy

Art Reed as Captain

Brian Reece as Idle Jack

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1955/56 Humpty Dumpty (Palace)

Harry Seacombe (Oliver!, Highway)
Roy Castle

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1956/57 Mother Goose (Palace)

George Lacey

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1956/57 Puss In Boots (Hippodrome)

Tommy Cooper as King Napolron

Reg Varney as Queen Appleblossom

Ann Truscott as Fairy Starlight

Arthur Gordon as Yokel

Anna Peters as Princess Mary Rose

Freda Wyn as Dodger The Cat

Stuart Pearce as Blackheart

Margaret Burton as Colin

1957/58 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Kenneth Jonnart

Billy Nelson

David Nixon as Buttons

Pamela Beesley as Cinderella

Jean Telfer as Prince Charming

Sam Woodcock as Baron Hardup

Cornelia Lucas as Dandini

Phoebe Lewis as Fairy Godmother

Dawkes and Webb as Lizzie and Dizzie

with Chuck O'Neil, Billy Morris, Anita Johnson, Billy Nelson and Kenneth Jonnart

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1957/58 Aladdin (Palace)

Ken Dodd

1958/59 Cinderella (Palace)

Bob Monkhouse (in his pantomime debut)

Danny La Rue 

Dennis Goodwin

Alan Haynes

Margaret Mitchell

Grace Rich

Walter Kavan

George Arnett

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1959/60 Robinson Crusoe (Palace)

Norman Wisdom as Norman Crusoe

Helen James as High Priestess Yuma

Osborne Whitaker as The Bosun

Eddie Leslie as Will Atkins

Martin Gluth The Inca Priest

Harold Holness as Man Friday

Terry Kendall as The Mate

Elizabeth Larner as Robinson Crusoe

Billy Whittaker as Mrs Crusoe

Patricia Stark as Polly Perkins

Tony Vincent as Landlord Perkin

1960/61 Humpty Dumpty (Palace)

Harry Secombe
Gary Miller
Roy Castle

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1961/62 Turn Again Whittington (Palace)

Bruce Forsyth

Penny Calvert as Queen of Catland

Nicholas Brent as Gog

David Kirk as Mogog

Tudor Evans as Captain

Johnny Shack as The Mate and King Rat

Ken Wilson as Jack Allright

Elizabeth Saunders as Biddy Boddy

Yana as Alice Fitzwarren

Lionel Baker as The Watchman

Jimmy Lee as Aldermna Fitzwarren

Marie Lynn as Puss

Thelma Ruby as The Sultan of Morocco

Dave Lyons as The Herald

Bill Lane and Peter Kyle as Pinch and Scrape

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1962/63 Snow White (Palace)

Ruby Murray

Bernard Burgess

1964/65 Sleeping Beauty (Palace)

Morecombe & Wise 

Betty Emery

Edmund Hockridge

Dorothy Dampier

Herbert Hare

Eddie Molloy

Denny Dayviss

Jack Yardley

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1965/66 Aladdin (Palace)

Des O'Connor

Billy Dainty

Jack Douglas

Freddy and The Dreamers

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1966/67 Snow White and the Seve Dwarfs (Palace) 

Reg Lloyd as Lord Chamberlain

Michael Moore as Prime Minister

Rosemary Anne Bullreid as The Queen

John Murphy as The Prince

Susan Stanford as Snow White

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1967/68 Cinderella (Palace) 

Des O'Connor

Vince Hill

Jack Douglas (Carry On Films)

Freddie Sales

Joe Black 

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1968/69 Robinson Crusoe (Palace) 

Ken Dodd

Hope & Keen
Paula Hendrix
George Barnes
Billy Whittaker

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1969/70 Jack and the Beanstalk (Palace)

Jimmy Clithero

Anita Harris (Carry On Films)

Jack Tripp

Gordon & Bunny Jay

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1970/71 Cinderella (Opera House)

Mary Hopkin

Lonnie Donegan

Arthur Askey

Peter Butterworth (Carry on Films)

Joe Black

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1970/71 Treasure Island (Palace)

Bill Kerr

Max Howard

Kevin Frazer

Derek Farr

McDonald Hobley

John Dunbar

Joscelyn Mason

Michae Quinto

Raul Neunie

David Lincoln

James Taylor

Bunny Reed

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1971/72 Aladdin (Palace)

Billy Dainty

The Dallas Boys

Bernard Bresslaw (Carry On Films)

Anita Harris (Carry On Films)

Freddie Davies

1972/73 Queen of Hearts (Palace)

Danny La Rue 

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1972/73 Peter Pan (Opera House)

Lulu

Anthony Sharp

Prue Clark

Susan Hannay

Freeman & Page

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1973/74 Cinderella (Palace)

Clodagh Rodgers

Ronnie Corbett

John Inman

Barry Howard

Jimmy & Brian Patton

Dorothy Dampier

Charlie Stewart

Tom Saffrey

Brian Hill

1974 (March) Peter Pan (Opera House)

Anita Harris as Peter Pan
John Gower as Mr Darling

Catherine Evers as Nana

Graham Kennedy Smith as Michael

Mercia Glossop as Mrs Darling

David Parfitt as John

Zelah Clarke as Wendy

Cindy O'Callaghan as Liza

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1975/76 Cinderella (Oldham Coliseum)

Sheila Price

Andrea Koniuch

Olivia Mundy

Robert Kingswell

Lynne Williamson

Toni Stuart

John Jardine

Paula Tilbrook

Peter Wraight

Andrew McNeedney
 

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1976/77 Babes in the Wood (Palace)

Arthur Askey
Dickie Henderson
Mark Wynter
Bertie Hare
Freddie Stevens

 

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1976/77 Cinderella (Opera House)

Billy Dainty (Buttons)
Hugh Lloyd (Hunkamunka - Ugly Sister)

Elizabeth Power (Eastenders) (Prince Charming)

Ayshea (Cinderella)

Russell Hunter (Dollialolla - Ugly Sister)
Pauline Garner (Dandini)

Graham Squire (Baron Hardup)

Jennifer Claire (Fairy Godmother)
Michael  (Major Domo)

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1977/78 Jack and the Beanstalk (Opera House)

Stanley Baxter

Christopher Beeney

Penelope Mackay

Michael Kilgarriff

Lindy Whiteford

Roland Macleod

Doreen Driver

Vivienne McKee

Leigh Marsh

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1978/79 Dick Whittington (Opera House)

Basil Brush

Ayshea (Dick Whittington)

Frank Carson (Idle Jack)

Bert Weeden (Alderman Fitzwarren)
Wendy Smith (Alice Fitzwarren)
Michael Mungarvan (Saltan)
Howard Williams (Town Crier)
Barry Walls (Mate)
Ronne Coyles (Sarah the Cook)

Phil Wood (Captain)
Max Arthur (King Rat)
Maretta Sibley (Spirit of the Bells)

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1978/79 Mother Goose (Palace)

Anna Karen as Fairy Olive
Aubrey Phillips
Dave Peters
Bryan Johnson
Peter Simon
Colin Beach

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1982/83 Dick Whittington (Palace)

Eric Sykes

Roy Kinnear

Andrew Sachs

Bill Maynard

Dianne Lee

The Great Soprendo

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1983/84 Cinderella (Palace)

Kathy Staff (Last of the Summer Wine, Crossroads)

Bill Owen (Last of the Summer Wine)

Lorraine Chase (Emmerdale)

Matthew Kelly

Sarah Kennedy

Trevor Peacock

John Bardon (Eastenders

Ann Sidney

Ward Allen

1984/85 Aladdin (Palace)

Su Pollard (Hi De Hi)

Derek Griffiths (Playschool)

Matthew Kelly (You Bet)

Anneka Rice  (Treasure Hunt)

Edmund Hockridge

Bob Carolgees (Surprise Surprise)

Tommy Trinder

Ted Mount

1986/87 Jack and the Beanstalk (Palace)

Russ Abbot

Bella Emberg

Tudor Davies

Windsor Davis (Never The Twain)

1986 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Manchester Palace with Windsor Davies, Russ Abbott and
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1987/88  Cinderella (Palace)

Michael Barrymore (Strike it Lucky, My Kind of People)

Norman Collier

Jessica Martin

Bernard Bresslaw (Carry On Films)

Duggie Small

Peggy Mount (Oliver!)

Dawson Chanve

Jilli Foot
Umberto

1988/89 Babes in the Wood (Palace)

Cannon and Ball

Bernadette Nolan

Barry Howard (Hi De Hi)

Richard Gibson (Allo Allo)

Ann Sidney

1989/90 Aladdin (Palace)

Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends)

Paul Shane (Hi De Hi)

Eartha Kitt

Sylvestor McCoy (Doctor Who)

Peter Blake

Garfield

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