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Enjoy a special programme below celebrating the Wyvern's 50th Anniversary (2021)

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1972/73 CINDERELLA

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Cast:
Freddie Lees (Buttons)

Patricia Kane (Valderma)

Howell Evans (Germalina)

Sue Holderness (Dandini) from Only Fools and Horses and The Green Green Grass

Linda Rusby (Cinderella)

David Davenport (Baron)

Sally Saunders (Good Fairy Crystal)

Pitt Wilkinson (Demon Dandruff)

Imogen Claire (Bad Fairy Nettlerash)

Delia Sainsbury (Prince Charming)

Dennie Bayliss (Antonio)

David Davenport (Baron)

John Rudling (Chancellor)

Christine Kimberley (Bun)
David Jordan & David Woodhouse (Daisy the Cow)

with the Mollie Tanner Juvenile Dancers - Dawn Taylor, Sharon Ellison, Jane Carmichael,  Polly-Ann Tanner, Wendy Ellison, Juliet Sheppard, Lynne Davies, Rena Hunt, Susan Johnston, Anna Ochman, Julie Desmond, Linda Marsh, Simon Chitty and Nicholas Ringham

Featuring The Wyvern Theatre Orchestra with singers Deborah Russell, Frank Baker, Colin Fay, Alison Fontaine, Osmond Bullock and Chrstine Lohr

Directed by Donald Bodley / Musical Director Robert Mitchell / Choreographed by Larry Oaks

Sue Holderness appeared in this production years before finding fame as Marlene in the BBC TV Sitcom Only Fools and Horses .

Freddie Lees made a guest appearance in several episodes of Coronation Street which he filmed shortly after finishing this panto.  Freddie passed away in 2015

Seat prices started from 30p

The production ran from 23rd December 1972  - 13th January 1973

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1973/74 DICK WHITTINGTON

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Cast:
Sally Saunders

Paddy Glynn

Kent Baker

Gerald Moon

Denise Baylis

Michael Beavis

Imogen Claire

Pitt Wilkinson

Linda Rusby

John Rudling

with the Mollie Tanner Dancers

Ticket prices started at 40p per seat

This production ran from 24th December 1973 - 14th January 1974

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1974/75 ALADDIN

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Directed by Tony Clayton / Musical Director Robert Mitchell / Choreographed by Mollie Tanner

Thursday 26th December 1974 - Saturday 18th January 1975

Cast:
Freddie Lees (Wishee Washee) This was Freddie's 2nd and final Wyvern panto

Ann Hamilton (Aladdin)

Frankie Murray (Widow Twankey)

Olivia Breeze (Princess)
Cy Grant (Emperor of China)

Valda Draisey (Fairy Snowflake)

Michael Bevis (Abanazar)

Michael Watkins (Sgt Pong)

Bernard Sharp (PC Ping)

Warwick Evans (Vizier)

David Sparks (Slave of the Lamp)

Joy Affleck (Genie of the Ring)

Cooke Weymouth (So Shi)

Olivia Breeze (Princess Balroubadour)

with The Tanwood Dancers - Judith Bede, Jane Bolan, Lucinda Burrell,  Fiona McDiarmid, Stephanie Newman, Anna Ochman, Maria Ringham, Hillary Scarr, Sandra Scott, Sharon Turner, Jane Carmichael, Angela Cooper, Kim Corby,  Julie Desmond, Sharon Ellison, Wendy Ellison, Deborah Fortune, Sarah Francis, Gayner Gibbs, Geraldine Goodenough, Stephanie Gore, Helen Mayfield, Caroline Pullen, Marie Scott, Amanda Sheppard, Juliet Sheppard, Polly-Ann Tanner, Dawn Taylor, Lorraine Whitting

1975/76 MOTHER GOOSE

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Cast:
Patsy Blower from Upstiars Downstairs, How We Used to Live

1976/77 SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

1977/78 CINDERELLA

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Cast:
Clifford Henry (Buttons)

Jane Argyle (Cinderella)

Jane Terry
Maggie Beckitt

John Larson

Cindy Wells

Roy Alvis (Ugly Sister)

Danny O'Dell (Ugly Sister)

with the Tanwood Dancers

1978/79 PUSS IN BOOTS

Produced by Wyvern Arts Trust

Cast:

The Tanwood Dancers

This would be the final production to be produced by The Wyvern Arts Trust following a run of 7 years producing the Wyvern's annual pantomime. 

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1979/80 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Produced by Paul Elliott

Directed by Peter Byrne

Cast:
Tony Brandon
Peter Byrne

Spencer K Gibbins

Charles Hawtrey

Barrie Gosney

Cindy Kent

with the Tanwood Dancers

 

This production would be the final ever theatre performance for Carry On star Charles Hawtry due to illness which would lead to his death
 

1980/81 GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Produced by Paul Elliott

Cast:

Tony Brandon as Billy
Peter Glaze (Crackerjack) as Gertie Gemmell
Jan Hunt (Crackerjack) as Goldilocks
Jackie Pallo as Heinkel
Robert Meadmore as Hank
Basil Soper as Ringmaster
Ken Wood as The Clown

Claire Bates as Father Bear

Shauna Pope as Mother Bear

Lydia Smith and Carolyn Whatley as Baby Bear
The Tanwood Dancers

Directed by Paul Elliott

Choreographed by Mollie Tanner

Musical Director Malcolm Cottle

Ran from Wednesday 17th December 1980 - Saturday 24th January 1981

A Paul Elliott production in association with The Wyvern Arts Theatre Trust Ltd

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1981/82 ALADDIN

Produced by Paul Elliott

Cast:

Bernie Winters
Tim Swinton

Jacki Pallo

Jimmy Thompson

Ann Sidney

with the Tanwood Dancers

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1982/83 BABES IN THE WOOD

Produced by Paul Elliott

Directed by Ted Craig

Cast:

Norman Vaughan (Merry Norman)

Donald Hewlett

Michael Knowles

Jess Conrad (Robin Hood)

Susie Lee-Hayward

Roy Kean

with the Tanwood Dancers

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1983/84 DICK WHITTINGTON

Cast:

Helen Shapiro (Dick Whittington)
Ian Lavender (Idle Jack)

John Judd (Sarah the Cook)

Peter Spraggon (Alderman & Sultan of Morocco)

Lisa David (Alice Fitzwarren)

Catherine Strauss (Fairy Twinkle)

Dominic Barber (King Rat)

Shelley Sutton (Tommie the Cat)

Graham Sinclair (Captain)

Hus Levant (Captain's Mate)

Steve Malpass (Vizier)

Julie Hobbs (Bella the Cat)

with the Tanwood Dancers - Jane Osborne, Kathy Holmes, Carol Bickerstaff, Fiona Blake, Jacky Farr, Tracey Barras, Amanda-Jane Beard, Tracey Dine, Karen Lewis, Samantha Meakins, Lisa Couling, Richard Palmer, Richard East, Andrew Holden, Alison Collett, Lynne Sheppard, Sharon Rose,  Victoria Cowley,   Peter Collett, Silvio Gemoli, Helen Collett, Terry Saunders, Victoria Pracy, Susan Bayley,  Kelly East, Debbie Saunders, Pamela Bayley, Ann Jeffries, Heidi Davis, Allyse Kilbane 

 

Directed by Charles Savage / Choreographer Mollie Tanner / Musical Director Gorodn Talbot

1984/85 CINDERELLA

Cast:

Francessca Hall (Cinderella)
Roger Dean (Ugly Sister Ruby)
Don Crann (Ugly Sister Sal)
April Walker (Prince Charming)

Oliver Beamish (Buttons)

Sheila Harrod (Dandini)

Dick Brannick (Baron Hardup)

Shulie Bannister (Fairy Godmother)

Caroline Stevens & Katie Charman (Royal Servants)

Steven Baker (Flunkey)

Peter Stanforf (Major Domo)


with the Tanwood Dancers - Nikki Mace, Karen Farquar, Tracy Barras, Sarah Morris, Andrea Farr, Beverley Bowman, Sally Homer, Lorraine Kirkley, Nicola Coombe, Sarah Stevenson, Joanne Skuse, Suzanne Young, Andrew Holden, Stephen Riddell, Emma Watt, Pamela Bayley, Sarah Manfield, Donna Cole, Michaela Fell, Emma Harry, Kelly East, Ann Jefferies, Allyse Kilbane, Victoria Kemp, Caroline Skuse,  Susan Bayley, Deborah Bowman, Victoria Pracy, Peter Collett, Daniel Pope, Jonathan Stilwell

Produced by The Wyvern Arts Trust Ltd

Opened 20th December 1984

Directed by Charles Savage / Musical Director Gordon Talbot / Choreographed by Mollie Tanner

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1985/86 ALADDIN

Cast:

David Griffin (Wishee Washee)
Don Crann ( Widow Twankey)

Lucie Skeaping (Aladdin)

Bob Harrison (PC Ping)

Simon Cooper (PC Pong)

Lisa David (Princess Baldroubador)

Simon Sward

Bruce Douglas (Emperor of China)

Anthea Ferrell (Genie of the Ring)

Nick Lineham (Vizier)

Sean McCrory

Shelaagh Ferrell (Slave of the Lamp)

Anthea Ferrell

Timothy Morandom (Abanazar)

with the Tanwood Dancers

Directed by Charles Savage

Choreographed by Mollie Tanner

Musical Director Gordon Talbot

Ran from Thursday 19th December 1985 - Saturday 18th January 1986

A Dudley Russell production in association with Dolphin Promotions

At the time of appearing in panto actor David Griffin was at the height of his fame appearing in the BBC TV sitcom Hi-De-Hi, he was on a break between filming seasons whilst treading the boards as Wishee Washee

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1986/87 JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Cast:
Johnny Ball
David Ashley
April Walker
Michael Hammond
Jeremy Stockwell
Sally Knyvette

Lowri-Ann Richards
Andrew Tyler
Lydia Smith
Jo Skuse

with the Tanwood Dancers

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1987/88 BABES IN THE WOOD

Produced by Kevin Wood

Cast:

Peter Duncan (Silly Billy)

Bruce Montague (Sheriff)

Pollyann Tanner (Marion)

Peter John (Nurse Dotty)

Ian Swann

Paul Reeves

Richard Sockett

Kym Dyson

Peter Moran

Mark Seaman

with the Tanwood Dancers

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1988/89 DICK WHITTINGTON

Produced by Kevin Wood

Choreographed by Polly-Ann Tanner

Musical Director Cliff Atkinson

Written & Directed by Peter Denyer

Friday 16th December 1988 - Sunday 15th January 1989

Cast:

Andrew O'Connor (Idle Jack)

Michael Groth (Dick)

Peter Denyer (King Rat)

Polly--Ann Tanner (Alice Fitzwarren)

Mark Seaman (Captain Cuttle as some performances)

Bob Harrison (Captain Cuttle)

Alexa Povah (FairyBow-Bells)

Julie Hobbs (Tommy the Cat)

Glynn Sweet (Sarah the Cook)

Peter Russell (Alderman Fitzwarren)

with the Tanwood Dancers - Alison Collett, Victoria Culling, Victoria Cowley, Sarah Jane Barrett, Shelley Cousins, Lynette Whitbread, Carly Matus, Tracey Cuthbert, Tracey Cox, Allyse Kilbane, Amy Watts, Kimberley Howles, Sarah Brown, Rachel Wells, Emma Vassie, Hannah Johns, Kelly Wintle, Lucy Clarke, Caroline Dancygar, Catherine Dancygar, Hailey Ackrill, Gemma Batchelor, Anna Margilewska, Kelly Harding, Joanne Moss, Gary Shelford, Daniel Pope, Nicholas Spring, Christopher Miles, Jamie Lodge, Richard Carpenter, Martin Phippen, Billy O'Sullivan