THEY DID PANTO!

Julie Andrews (Movie Star)

1985 London Palladium
Cinderella

She is better known for her roles in the likes of Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music but even the great Julie Andrews has appeared in panto!

Ant & Dec (TV Personalities)

1998 Sunderland Empire
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Best known for Byker Grove,  Britain's Got Talent, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Saturday Night Takeaway

Samantha Barks
(West End & Movie star)

2009 Theatre Royal Windsor
Aladdin

Best known for the movie Les Miserables

Simon Bates
(Radio presenter)

1993 Wycombe Swan
Aladdin

Best known for his radio shows The Golden Hour and the iconic show Our Tune

Ken Bruce (Radio presenter)

1988 Richmond Theatre
Dick Whittington

The much loved BBC Radio 2 host has also taken his turn in panto!

Simon Callow (Movie Star)

2005 Richmond Theatre
Aladdin

2008 Richmond Theatre
Peter Pan

Film credits include Phantom of the Opera, Four Weddings and a Funeral

Joan Collins (Movie Star)

2010 Birmingham Hippodrome

Dick Whittington

Best known for the films The Bitch and The Stud and for her TV appearances in Dynasty and Footballers Wives

Kerry Ellis (West End Star)

1996/97 The Anvil Basingstoke
Dick Whittington

1997/98 New Theatre, Cardiff
Aladdin

Kerry is best known for her West Appearances in shows such as Wicked, We Will Rock You and Rent

Dame Edna Everage (Megastar)

2011 New Wimbledon Theatre
Dick Whittington

Steve Guttenberg (Movie Star)

2008 Churchill Theatre Bromley
Cinderella

Best known for the Police Academy movies

Jerry Hall (Model / Actress)

2014 Richmond Theatre

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs

Ex Wife of Mick Jagger, later married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch

Linzi Hatley (West End Star)

1997 Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
Cinderella

Linzi is best known as being the original Narrator in the West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Neil & Christine Hamilton
(Politician & Author)

2002 Yvonne Arnaud Guildford

Jack and the Beanstalk

David Ian (Producer)

1986 Kenneth More Theatre Ilford
Puss in Boots

1991 New Theatre Hull
Dick Whittington

David appeared on all fours as Colin the Cat in this production and would go on to be named as one of the most influential people in British Theatre later in life having become one of the world's best known theatre producers.

Julia McKenzie (Actress)

1961 Empire Theatre Newcastle
Aladdin

Julia appeared in this production as Princess Jasmin. She would go on to become one of the UKs most recognisable actresses and appeared in TV shows such as Fresh Fields, Maggie and Her, Marple and the hit fil Shirley Valentine. Julia also carved out a respected and celebrated stage career.

Richard O'Brien
(TV Personality)

2005 Milton Keynes Theatre
Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs

Original presenter of The Crystal Maze and writter of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sharon Osbourne
(TV Personality)

1965 London Palladium
Babes in the Wood

Sharon appeared (under her maiden name Sharon Arden) as one of the Aida Foster Babes in this production

Elaine Paige
(Singer / Actress)

1965 London Palladium
Babes in the Wood

1966 Wimbledon Theatre
Babes in the Wood

2017 London Palladium

Dick Whittington

Elaine appeared alongside classmate Sharon Arden (Osbourne) in the Palladium production of Babes in the Wood as one of the Aida Foster children and a year later she was promoted to be one of the babes!

In 2017 she would be back in panto at the Palladium as the headline star!

Joan Plowright (Actress)

1954 Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Aladdin

Joan Plowright was 25 years old playing Itti Sing, the best friend and companion to the Princess. Joan later married Laurence Olivier and became Baroness Olivier, and created a Dame. She would also later win two golden globe awards, 1 Tony Award, receive  Oscar, Emmy and Bafta Nominations.

Suzi Quatro (Singer)

1987 Shaw Theatre, London
Cinderella

1989/90 Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Dick Whittington

Suzi Quatro is an American Rock Singer

Mickey Rooney (Movie Star)

2008 Bristol Hippodrome
Cinderella

Roger Royle (Reverend)

2003 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Goldilocks & The 3 Bears

2004 New Wimbledon Theatre
Aladdin

Lisa Stansfield (Singer)

1983 Davenport Theatre
Cinderella

Lisa Stansfield is best known for her chart hits including People Hold On, All Around the World,  All Woman and In All The Right Places

Mr T (American TV star)

1991 Liverpool Empire
Aladdin

Star of The A Team

Denise Van Outen
(Singer / Actress)

1988 Civic Theatre Barnsley

Peter Pan

1995 Poole Arts Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

1996 Horsham Arts Centre
Dick Whittington

1997 Reading Hexagon
Cinderella

1998 - ITV TV Pantomime
Jack and the Beanstalk

Denise became a huge star within the world of musical theatre with appearances in shows including Chicago, Rent, Legally Blonde andTell Me on a Sunday

On TV she presented the Big Breakfast, appeared on The Masked Singer and had an extended guest role in Australian soap Neighbours.

Rick Wakeman (Singer)

2001 The Hall for Cornwall
Aladdin

Anne Widdecombe (MP)

2011 Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

2012 Wycombe Swan
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

2015 Theatre Royal Windsor
Cinderella

2017 Marina Theatre Lowestoft
Aladdin

2018 Harlequin Theatre Redhill
Snow White & The Seven  Dwarfs

Tony Slattery (Actor / Comedian)

2009 Robin Hood - Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sarah Hadland (Actress)

2001/02 Cinderella - Stafford Gatehouse