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WHO WAS TOP OF THE CHARTS IN THE 2000s?
The era's unstoppable guitar music leads the way, with The Killers'
“Mr. Brightside” the single most-streamed track of the decade, closely followed by the sticky-dance-floor anthems of Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks and Florence + the Machine.

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Panto was thrilled to host a lineup of popular music stars from the 2010s. The audience was treated to an unforgettable night of music and entertainment at many locations across the country! Did you ever see one the stars below in panto?

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988) is a British singer, songwriter and actress. She won the fifth series of the British television series The X Factor in 2008, and has been signed to Epic Records, RCA Records and Syco Music.

2021/22: Aladdin - Manchester Opera House

2022/23: Jack and the Beanstalk - London Palladium

2024/25: Jack and the Beanstalk - New Wimbledon Theatre

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Blue are an English boy band consisting of members Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Antony Costa and

Lee Ryan. The group formed in 2000 and released three studio albums before announcing a

hiatus In late 2004.

Blue

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Duncan James

2014/15: Jack & The BeanstalkBirmingham Hippodrome

2015/16: AladdinSouthampton Mayflower Theatre

2016/17: Snow White & The Seven DwarfsPlymouth Theatre Royal

2017/18: CinderellaLiverpool Empire

2018/19: Jack & The BeanstalkDerby Arena

2019/20: AladdinWhite Rock Theatre Hastings 

2021/22: Jack and the BeanstalkMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

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Video: 2015 promo

Video: 2016 promo

Video: 2018 advert for
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Lee Ryan

2015/16: Jack & The Beanstalk -Beck Theatre, Hayes

2017/18: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Darlington Hippodrome

2018/19: AladdinNew Wimbledon Theatre

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Antony Costa

2008/09: AladdinNew Theatre Cardiff

2009/10: Jack and the BeanstalkIpswich Regent

2014/15: AladdinKings Theatre Portsmouth

2015/16: CinderellaGrove Theatre Dunstable

2016/17: Jack and the BeanstalkWoodville Theatre, Gravesend

2017/18: Beauty and the BeastGrand Theatre York

2018/19: Peter Pan - Whitley Bay Playhouse
2019/20: AladdinDe Montfort Hall Leicester
2021/22: CinderellaSands Centre, Carlisle

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Video: 2017 meet the cast spot

Video: 2018 promo

Video: 2016 advert for Jack and the Beanstalk starring Antony Costa
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2015/16: Aladdin - Theatre Royal Plymouth

2016/17: Jack and the Beanstalk - Royal & Derngate Northampton

2017/18: Jack and the Beanstalk - Wycombe Swan High Wycombe

2018/19: Aladdin - Bradford Alhambra

2019/20: Aladdin - New Theatre Hull
2020/21: Robinson Crusoe - Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Simon Webbe

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Video: 2016 panto launch footage featuring Simon Webbe

Video: 2015 promo

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Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol in 2002. As of 2008, Gates had sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly.

2008/09: CinderellaNew Wimbledon Theatre

2010/11: Snow WhiteNew Victoria Woking

2011/12: AladdinMilton Keynes Theatre

2012/13: Sleeping BeautyMarlowe Theatre Canterbury

2013/14: CinderellaAlban Arena St Albans

2014/15: Snow WhiteFairfield Halls Croydon

2015/16: CinderellaCrewe Lyceum

2016/17: CinderellaGrand Opera House Belfast

2017: Touring Easter Panto - Robin Hood 

2017/18: Jack and the BeanstalkWolverhampton Grand

2018/19: CinderellaManchester Opera House

2019/20: CinderellaTheatre Royal Nottingham

2021 (Easter): Sleeping BeautyM&S Arena, Liverpool
2021/22: 
Sleeping BeautyNew Theatre Cardiff

2022/23: Jack and the BeanstalkNew Theatre, Hull

2023: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Darlington Hippodrome

2024/25: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Churchill Theatre, Bromley

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Gareth Gates

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G4 are a four-piece British vocal troupe who first came to prominence when they finished second in Series 1 of The X Factor in 2004, and are known for their operatic delivery of modern pop songs.

2011/12: CinderellaWatersmeet Rickmansworth

2012/13: CinderellaSheffield Lyceum

2013/14: Sleeping BeautyWatersmeet Rickmansworth

2014/15: Snow WhiteCarriageworks Leeds

2015/16: Snow WhitePomegranate Theatre

G4

Johnathan Ansell

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Hear'Say were a British pop group. They were created through the ITV reality TV show Popstars in February 2001, the first UK series of the international Popstars franchise. The group, who were signed to Polydor Records, originally consisted of Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, and Noel Sullivan.

2012/13: AladdinHawth Crawley

2016/17: Sleeping BeautyFerneham Hall Fareham

2023/24: Jack and the Beanstalk - Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Hear'Say

Noel Sullivan

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Hear'Say

2005/06: Mother GooseRegent Theatre Stoke

Kym Marsh

2005/06: Snow White and the Seven DwarfsMilton Keynes Theatre

2011/12: Cinderella

2012/13: AladdinRichmond Theatre

2013/14: CinderellaBristol Hippodrome

2014/15: CinderellaAylesbury Waterside Theatre

2016/17: AladdinGrand Opera House York

2017/18: CinderellaBirmingham Hippodrome

2018/19: Dick WhittingtonSouthampton Mayflower
2020: Easter tour  of Puss in Boots Cancelled due to Covid-19
2020/21: Sleeping BeautyMilton Keynes Theatre

2021/22: Beauty and the BeastPomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

2022/23: Dick WhittingtonBirmingham Hippodrome

Suzanne Shaw

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Video: 2013 TV advert for Cinderella starring Suzanne Shaw

Johnny Shentall

2003/04: Snow WhiteHawth Theatre Crawley

2007/08: Jack and the BeanstalkDerby Assembly Hall

2010/11: CinderellaTheatre Royal Windsor

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John and Edward Grimes, collectively known as Jedward, are an Irish singing and television presenting duo. They are identical twins who first appeared as John & Edward in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, generating a phenomenon of ironic popularity described as "the Jedward paradox"

2010/11: CinderellaOlympia Theatre

2011/12: Jedward and the BeanstalkOlympia Theatre

2012/13: Jedward and the Magic LampOlympia Theatre

2013/14: Beauty & The BeastOlympia Theatre

Jedward

Video: Clip from Beauty and The Beast in 2013 starring Jedward
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Jedward

JLS (an initialism of Jack the Lad Swing are an English boyband, which consists of members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill, originally formed by Williams.

2005/06: Peter PanNew Theatre Cardiff

2006/07: Peter PanGrand Opera House Belfast

2008/09: Peter PanWolverhampton Grand

JLS

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Joseph McElderry (born 16 June 1991) is an English singer and songwriter. He won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. His first single "The Climb" reached number one on both the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Charts. He was also the winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and the first series of The Jump in 2014. In 2015, McElderry played the lead role of Joseph in the touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Joe McElderry

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2013/14: CinderellaBeck Theatre Hayes

2015/16: Snow White and the Seven DwarfsNew Theatre Hull

2016/17: AladdinWolverhampton Grand

2018/19: Dick WhittingtonSouthampton Mayflower

2019/20: Snow White and the Seven DwarfsBirmingham Hippodrome

April 2021: Robin Hood - Theatre Royal Newcastle CANCELLED
2021/22: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Theatre Royal Newcastle

Originally announced as Humpty Dumpty

2022/23: CinderellaTheatre Royal Newcastle
2023/24: PinocchioTheatre Royal Newcastle

2024/25: The Little Mermaid - Theatre Royal Newcastle

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Video: Clip of Joe performing 'Brand New Day' from Cinderella 2013
Video: Clip of Joe performing 'Wonderful Dream' from Cinderella 2013

Liberty X (originally called Liberty) are a British group originally consisting of Michelle Heaton,

Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young. The group was formed by the five finalists of the 2001 ITV talent show Popstars who failed to make it into the winning group Hear'Say.

2017/18: Peter PanPomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

2019: Cinderella - Shaw Theatre, London

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Kelli Young

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Video: Trailer from Peter Pan from 2017 starring Kelli Young

Michelle Heaton

2007/08: CinderellaSunderland Empire

2015/16: AladdinHarpenden Public Halls

2016/17: Snow WhiteGaiety Theatre

2017/18: Snow WhiteTyne Tees Theatre
2018/19: 
Cinderella - Grand Opera House York

2019/20: AladdinDG1 Leisure Dumfries

2022/23: Beauty and the BeastThe Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon

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2009/10: CinderellaKing George's Hall Blackburn

2010/11: AladdinKing George's Hall Blackburn

2014/15: Snow WhiteKing George's Hall Blackburn

2015/16: AladdinKing George's Hall Blackburn

2017/18: Beauty and the BeastKing George's Hall Blackburn

2018/19: Sleeping BeautyKing George's Hall Blackburn

2021/22: AladdinGlobe Theatre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

2022/23: CinderellaGlobe Theatre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Kevin Simm

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Lloyd Daniels (born 14 December 1992) is a Welsh singer. He auditioned for Series 6 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the quarter final as part of the Boys category mentored by Cheryl Cole.

2012/13: CinderellaHarlequin Theatre Redill

2013/14: Jack and the BeanstalkStiwt Theatre Wrexham

2014/15: Snow WhiteStiwt Theatre Wrexham

2015/16: Jack and the BeanstalkPalace Theatre Redditch

2016: Touring Easter Panto - The Wizard of Oz

2016/17: Peter PanPavilion Theatre Worthing

2017/18: Peter PanMaidstone Studios

2018: Jack and the BeanstalkFeb half term panto - Forum Billingham

2018/19: CinderellaNorthwich Memorial Court