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Elaine Smith - Daphne Lawrence / Clarke (1985-1988)

1988/89 Mother Goose - Davenport Theatre, Stockport

 

Daphne became the first main/original character to be killed off in the series.

Show bosses had initially wanted actress Rebecca Gibney for the role of Daphne.

Elaine Smith dated her co-star Peter O'Brien (Shane) and they appeared in the 1988 panto together

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Peter O'Brien - Shane Ramsay (1985-1987)

1988/89 Mother Goose - Davenport Theatre, Stockport

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Stefan Dennis - Paul Robinson
(1985-1992, 1993, 2004-present)

1990/91 Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood - Liverpool Empire

1991/92 Aladdin - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

1992/93 Cinderella - Bournemouth Pavilion

1993/94 Jack and the Beanstalk - Wimbledon Theatre

1994/95 Peter Pan - Blackpool Grand 

1998/99 Aladdin - Weston Super Mare Playhouse

2007/08 Aladdin - His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

2009/10 Cinderella - Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

Fun fact: Stefan Dennis originally auditioned for the parts of Shane Ramsay and Des Clarke

Below: Stefan backstage at the Liverpool Empire during Robin Hood in 1990

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Anne Charleston - Madge Mitchell/Ramsay/ Bishop
(1986-1992, 1996-2001, 2015)

Click here for Anne's panto history

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Jason Donovan - Scott Robinson
(1986 - 1989)

2020/21 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Birmingham Hippodrome)

Jason was the 2nd actor to pay Scott, he took over from Darius Perkins.
Apart from appearing as onscreen couple Scott & Charlene, Jason also dated Kylie Minogue off screen

Jason's Father, Daughter and Step Sister have all had main roles in Neighbours
 

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Kate Gorman - Sue Parker/Warley
(1986-1987, 2014, 2015, 2018)

1992/98 Dick Whittington - Civic Centre Halifax
1993/94 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

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Guy Pearce - Mike Young (1986-1989)

1989/90 Cinderella - Charter Theatre, Preston

1991/92 Cinderella - Oxford Apollo

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Rowena Mohr - Sally Wells (1987-1988)

1989/90 Babes in the Wood - Theatre Royal Hanley

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Ian Smith - Harold Bishop
(1987-1991, 1996-2009, 2011, 2015)

1989/90 Dick Whittington - Davenport Theatre, Stockport

1990/91 Dick Whittington - Brighton Dome

1991/92 Cinderella - Birmingham Hippodrome

1992/93 Dick Whittington - Theatre Royal, Hanley

1993/94  Cinderella - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

1999/00 Jack & the Beanstalk - Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

2000/01 Cinderella - Princess Theatre, Torquay

2005/06 Aladdin - White Rock in Hastings

2007/08 Cinderella -  Grand Opera House York

Ian also worked as Script Editor on Neighbours

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Fiona Corke - Gail Lewis/Robinson
(1987-1989, 2005-2007, 2019)

1990/91 Peter Pan - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

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Lucinda Cowden - Melanie Pearson/Mangel
(1987-1991, 2005)

1991/92 Dick Whittington - Beck Theatre, Hayes

1992/93 Aladdin - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

1993 (March/April) Peter Pan - Touring
1993/94 Jack and the Beanstalk - White Rock Hastings
1994/95 Dick Whittington - Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

1995/96 Aladdin - Little Theatre Middlesborough

1997/98 Babes in the Wood - Norwich

1998/99 Peter Pan - Porthcawl Grand Pavilion

2004/05 Peter Pan - Civic Hall in Bedworth

2005/06 Aladdin - Civic Theatre in Darlington

2006/07 Peter Pan-  Gala Theatre Durham

2007/08 Aladdin -  Library Theatre Luton

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Nick Carrafa - Tony Romeo (1987-1988)

1989/90 Jack and the Beanstalk - Ashton Tameside Theatre
1990/91 Peter Pan - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Nick dated his co-star Fiona Corke in real life and the pair appeared together in panto

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Craig McLachlan - Henry Mitchell/Ramsay
(1987-1989)

2008/09 Cinderella - Southampton Mayflower

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Rachel Friend - Bronwyn Davies
(1988-1990)

1990/91 Aladdin - Davenport Theatre Stockport

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Mark Stevens - Nick Page (1988-1990)

1990/91 Aladdin - Davenport Theatre Stockport

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Kristian Schmid - Todd Landers (1988-1992)

1990/91 Mother Goose - Charter Theatre, Preston

1991/92 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Leicester

1992/93  Peter Pan - De Montfort Hall, Leicester

1993/94 Jack and the Beanstalk -  Orchard Theatre Dartford

1994/95 Dick Whittington - Wycombe Swan High Wycombe

1995/96 Dick Whittington -  Brighton Dome

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Jessica Muschamp - Sharon Davies (1988-1990)

1990/91 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs -Hanley

1992/93 Aladdin - Harlequin Redhill
1993/94 Old King Cole - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

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Matt Stevenson - Skinner (1988-1989)

1991/92 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Leicester

Matt would become better known for his role as Adam Cameron in rival soap Home and Away

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Mark Little - Joe Mangel (1988-1991,2005)

1991/92 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Sunderland Empire

1992/93 Cinderella - Sunderland Empire

1998/99 Aladdin - Connaught Theatre Worthing

1999/00  Beauty and the Beast - Komedia Brighton

2001/02  Jack and the Beanstalk - Worthing 

2004/05  Wind in the Willows -  Sevenoaks Playhouse

2006/07  Aladdin -  Grand Theatre Swansea

2007/08 Aladdin - Pavilion Worthing

2008/09  Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - Pavilion Theatre Worthing

2014/15 Jack & the Beanstalk- Queens Theatre  North Devon

2015/16 Jack & the Beanstalk - Anvil Theatre Hampshire

2016/17 Peter Pan - Rhyl Pavilion

2017/18 Jack & the Beanstalk - Palace Theatre Mansfield

2018/19 Beauty and the Beast - Grimsby Auditorium

2019/20 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Grimsby Auditorium
2020/21 No panto due to Covid-19

2021/22 Peter Pan - Middlesbrough Theatre

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Tom Oliver - Lou Carpenter (1988, 1992-2016)

1998/98 Robinson Crusoe - Worthing Pavilion

1999/00 Cinderella - White Rock Theatre Hastings

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Colin Handley - Mark Grainger (1988-1989)

1990/92 Cinderella - Civic Theatre, Halifax

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Amelia Frid - Cody Willis (1989-1991)

1992/93 Aladdin - Oxford Apollo

When Amelia left the series the role of Cody was recast to Peta Brady

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Linda Hartley - Kerry Bishop/Mangel (1989-1990)
& Gabrielle Walker (2005)

1990/91 Mother Goose - Charter Theatre, Preston

1991/92 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Leicester

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Ashley Paske - Matt Robinson (1989-1991)

1991/92 Cinderella - Kings Theatre, Southsea

1992/93 Aladdin - Oxford Apollo

1993/94 Jack & the Beanstalk- Charter Theatre Preston

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Jeremy Angerson - Josh Andrerson
(1990-1992)

1993/4 Aladdin - Sunderland Empire

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Gillian Blakeney - Caroline Alessi
(1990-1992, 2019)

1992/93 Dick Whittington - Liverpool Empire

1993/94 Cinderella - Pavilion Theatre Rhyl
1994/95  Dick Whittington - Derngate Theatre Northampton
1995/96 Cinderella - Darlington Civic

Below: Gillian between scenes at the Liverpool Empire during Dick Whittington 1990

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Maggie Dence - Dorothy Burke (1990-1993)

1992/93 Cinderella - Princess Theatre, Torquay

1994/95  Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Stevenage

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Gayle Blakeney - Christina Alessi / Robinson
(1990-1992, 2019)

1992/93 Dick Whittington - Liverpool Empire

1993/94 Cinderella - Pavilion Theatre Rhyl

1994/95 Cinderella - Anvil Theatre Basingstoke
1995/96 Cinderella - Darlington Civic

Below: Gayle at the Liverpool Empire between scenes for Dick Whittington 1992

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Richard Norton - Ryan McLachlan
(1990-1991)

1992/93 Snow White - Alban Arena, St Albans

1994/95 Dick Whittington - Barnsley Civic

1997/98 Cinderella - Towngate Theatre Poole
1998/99 Dick Whittington - Crewe Lyceum

Richard would go on to appear in rival soap Home and Away

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Beth Buchanan - Gemma Ramsay/Willis
(1990-1991, 2019)

1990/91 Jack and the Beanstalk - Guild Hall, Guildford
1992/93 Dick Whittington - Theatre Royal, Billingham

Before appearing in Neighbours Beth had a recurring minor role in rival soap Home and Away

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Terence Donovan - Doug Willis
(1990-1994, 2005, 2014-2016)

1994/95 Peter Pan - Weymouth Pavilion

1995/96 Mother Goose - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Terence appeared in rival soap Home and Away as villain Al Simpson before taking on the role in Neighbours

Terence is the father of Jason Donovan who also appeared in Neighbours

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Ian Williams - Adam Willis (1990-1991)
1991/92 Aladdin - Brighton Dome

1992/93 Snow White - Charter Theatre Preston 

1993/94 Cinderella - Brighton Dome

1995/96 Aladdin - Leeds City Varieties

1996/97 Snow White- Theatre Royal Brighton

2001/02 Snow White  - Shaw Theatre

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Richard Huggett - Glen Donnelly (1990 - 1992)
1999/00 Sleeping Beauty - City Varieties, Leeds

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Andrew Williams - Guy Carpenter (1991 - 1992)
1992/93 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Sands Centre, Carlise

1993/94 Aladdin - De Montfort Hall Leicester

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Melissa Bell - Lucy Robinson (1991-1993, 1995, 2013-2016, 2020)
1992/93 Cinderella - Princess Theatre, Torquay

1994/95 Peter Pan - Weston Super Mare Playhouse

1995/96 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs -  Palace Theatre Mansfield

Melissa was the 3rd actress to play the part of Lucy

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Simone Robertson - Phoebe Bright / Gottlieb (1991-1993)

1993/94 Aladdin - Tameside Hippodrome

1994/95 Cinderella - Corn Exchange in Cambridge

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Natalie Imbruglia - Beth Brennan / Willis (1992-1994)

1993/94 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

Natalie Imbuglia had been due to appear in Cinderella in Dartford and appeared on posters but a work permit issue meant she could not appear

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Benjamin Mitchell - Cameron Hudson (1992-1993)

1993/94 Aladdin - Sunderland Empire
1994/95 
Cinderella -  Charter Theatre  Preston
 

Benjamin originally appeared as Brad Willis in 1989 before the part was re-cast

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Julie Mullins - Julie Martin (1992-1994)
1994/95 Babes in the Wood - Sadlers Wells
1995/96 Sleeping Beauty - Theatre Royal Bath

Julie was the 2nd actress to play the role of Julie

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Dan Falzon - Rick Alessi (1992-1995)
1995/96 Jack & The Beanstalk - Swansea Grand
 

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Felice Arena - Marco Alessi (1992)

1995/96 Cinderella - Weston Super Mare Playhouse

1996/97 Aladdin - Theatre Royal Newcastle

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Ian Rawlings - Phillip Martin (1992-1999, 2005)

1999/00 Aladdin - Beck Theatre, Hayes

Ian was well known as villain Wayne Hamilton in Sons & Daughters before taking on the role of Phillip.

In was the 2nd actor to play this role

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Rebecca Ritters - Hannah Martin
(1992-1999, 2005)

2002/03 The Wizard of Oz - Maidstone

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Sarah Vandenbergh - Lauren Carpenter (1993-1994)

1996/97 Robin Hood - Swansea Grand

1997/98 Jack & The Beanstalk - Harlequin Theatre Redhill

1999/00 Dick Whittington - Arts Link in Camberley

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Eliza Szonert - Danni Stark (1993-1996 & 2005)
1995/96 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Grimsby Auditorium

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Kimberley Davies - Annalise Hartman
(1993-1996, 2005)

1995/96 Goldilocks & the Three Bears - Wolverhampton Grand

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Bruce Samazon - Mark Gottlieb (1993-1995, 2020)

1994/95 Snow White - Kings Theatre Southsea
1995/96 Snow White - Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

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Kym Valentine - Libby Kennedy/Kirk
(1994-2005, 2007-11, 2014)

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1996/97 Cinderella - Llandudno

1998/99 Snow White - Beck Theatre Hayes

2000/01 Cinderella - Hexagon Theatre Reading

2002/03 Peter Pan - Hawth Theatre Crawley

In 2003 Kym Valentine was due to  star as Peter Pan at the Wolverhampton Grand However, during the year she became pregnant and so her place in the panto was taken by 911s Lee Brennan 

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Anthony Engleman - Stonefish Rebecchi
(1994-1996, 2003, 2007, 2015-2018)

1996/97 Dick Whittington - Charter Theatre Preston

1997/98 Aladdin - Wolverhampton Grand

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Richard Grieve - Sam Kratz (1994-1996, 2005)

1996/97 Dick Whittington - Oakengates Theatre Telford

2003/04 Beauty and the Beast - Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

2004/05 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs-  Harlequin Theatre Redhill

2005/06  Dick Whittington-  Oakengates Theatre Telford

2006/07 Cinderella - Broadway Theatre in Catford

2008/09 Jack and the Beanstalk - Camberley Theatre 

2009/10  Snow White - Watersmeet Theatre Rickmansworth

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Jesse Spencer - Billy Kennedy
(1994-2000, 2005)

1998/99 Peter Pan - White Rock Hastings

1999/00 Jack and the Beanstalk - Wolverhampton Grand

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Alan Fletcher - Karl Kennedy (1994-Present)

1999/00 Aladdin - Llandudno

2001/02 Peter Pan - Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

2002/03 Jack and the Beanstalk - Alban Arena St.Albans

2004/05 Aladdin -  Festival Theatre Malvern

2008/09 Peter Pan - His Majestys Theatre Aberdeen

2013/14 Robin Hood - Stag Theatre Sevenoaks

2014/15 Robin Hood - Grove Theatre Dunstable

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Benji McNair - Mal Kennedy
(1994-1997, 2002, 2004-2005, 2011, 2014)

1997/98 Cinderella - Sunderland Empire

1999/00  Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells

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Jackie Woodburne - Susan Kennedy (1994-present)

2000/01 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Worthing Pavilion

2001/02 Cinderella - Stafford Gatehouse

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Ryan Maloney - Toadfish Rebecchi
(1995-present)

2001/02 Dick Whittington - Beck Theatre, Hayes

2005/06 Cinderella - Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

2007/08 Cinderella - Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

2013/14 Dick Whittington - Grove Theatre Dunstable

2014/15  Cinderella -  Stag Theatre Sevenoaks

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Andrew Bibby - Lance Wilkinson
(1995-2001, 2005, 2018)

2000/01 Dick Whittington - Stafford Gatehouse

2001/02 Cinderella - Stafford Gatehouse

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Alex Dimitriades - Steve George (1996)

1995/96 Aladdin - Cambridge Corn Exchange

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Jacinta Stapleton - Amy Greenwood (1997-2000, 2005)

1999/00 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

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Jansen Spencer - Paul McClain (1997-2001, 2005)

1999/00 Cinderella - Sheffield Lyceum

2000/01 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Swansea Grand

2001/02 Cinderella - His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

2002/03 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs- New Theatre Hull

2003/04 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs -  Kings Theatre Southsea

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Daniel McPherson - Joel Samuels (1998-2002)

1999/00 Jack and the Beanstalk - Victoria Theatre Halifax

2000/01 Cinderella - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

2001/02 Aladdin - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

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Jonathon Dutton - Tad Reeves (1998-2002)

2001/02 Cinderella - Tameside Hippodrome

2002/03 Jack & The Beanstalk - Princess Theatre Torquay

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Dan Paris - Drew Kirk (1998-2002, 2005)
2001/02 Jack and the Beanstalk - The Hawth Crawley

2002/03 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Wolverhampton Grand

2003/04 Cinderella - Grand Theatre Swansea

2004/05 Jack and the Beanstalk - Belfast Grand Opera House

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Krista Vendy - Tess Bell (1999-2001)
2001/02 Cinderella - Kings Theatre Southsea

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Shane Connor - Joe Scully (1999-2004)
2002/03 Jack and the Beanstalk - Dartford Orchard

2005/06 Mother Goose - Regent Theatre Stoke on Trent

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Carla Bonner - Steph Scully
(1999-2010, 2013, 2015-2018)

2003/04 Cinderella - Alban Arena St Albans

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Mark Raffety - Darcy Tyler (2000-2005)

2002/03 Dick Whittington - Kings Theatre Southsea

2003/04 Dick Whittington - Tameside Hippodrome

2004/05 Snow White - Princess Theatre Torquay

2005/06 Snow White  - Grand Opera House York

2007/08 Snow White - Kings Theatre Southsea 

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Stephen Hunt - Matt Hancock (2001-2002, 2005)

2002/03 Cinderella - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

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Blair McDonough - Stuart Parker (2001-2006, 2018)

2002/03 Dick Whittington - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

2005/06 Cinderella - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

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Madeleine West - Dee Bliss/Rebecchi & Andrea Somers
(2002-2003, 2017, 2019)

2002/03 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Pavilion Theatre Weymouth

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Jamie Robbie Reyne - Taj Coppin (2002-2004)

2003/04 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Central Theatre Chatham

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Jay Bunyan - Jack Scully (2002-2005)

2004/05 Aladdin - Churchill Theatre Bromley

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Patrick Harvey - Connor O'Neil (2002-2006, 2012)
2004/05 Cinderella - Central Theatre Chatham

2005/06 Aladdin - Worthing Pavilion

2007/08 Cinderella - Grand Opera House Belfast

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Lara Sacher - Serena Bishop (2003-2005)
2007/08 Beauty and the Beast - Crewe Lyceum

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Natalie Blair - Camella Cammeniti (2003-2008, 2011)
2007/08 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Shrewsbury Music Hall

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Ben Nicholas - Stingray Timmins (2004-2007)
2006/07 Jack and the Beanstalk - Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

2007/08 Cinderella - Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage

2008/09 Jack and the Beanstalk - Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage

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Daniel O'Connor - Ned Parker (2005-2008)
2006/07 Cinderella - His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

2007/08 Jack and the Beanstalk - New Theatre Hull

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