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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

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

1989/90 MOTHER GOOSE

Produced by Kevin Wood

Staged & Directed by Christopher Wren

Choreographed by Polly-Ann Tanner

Musical Director Bill Rayner

Friday 15th December 1989 - Sunday 14th January 1990

Cast:

Adam Woodyatt (Billy Goose) from Eastenders
Chris Harris (Mother Goose)

Terry Hall & Lenny the Lion

Pollyann Tanner (Jill Goodheart)

Derek Hewitson  (Demon of Discontent)

Nikki Mace  (Fairy Goosedown)

Sandy Martin (King Gandor)

Peter Russell (Squire Goodheart)

Bob Harrison (King Gandor at some performances)

Rodney Howard (Priscilla)

with the Tanwood Dancers - Heather Rome, Emma Vassle, Victoria Jerome, Jodie Ruddle, Alison Collett, Jennifer Clifton, Shelley Cousins, Laura Turner, Lynette Whitfield, Carley Matus, Debbie Fagin, Clare Bean, Michaela Fell, Karon Parsons, Kelly Wintle, Lucy Clarke, Kelly Harding, Katy Harper, Emma Clarke, Jo Moss, Kezia Mcmullen, Caroline Dancygar, Hannah Turner

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1990/91 ALADDIN

Produced by Kevin Wood

Written & Directed by Christopher Wren

Choreograhed by Polly-Ann Tanner

Musical Director Neil Bennett

Friday 14th December 1990 - Saturday 19th January 1991

Cast:

Floella Banjamin (Aladdin) from Playschool
Bobby Gee (Wishee Washee) from Bucks Fizz

Derek Hewitson (Abanazar)

Angie Wells (Slave of the Ring)

Leslie Mills (PC Ping)

Tim Diggie (PC Pong)

Aston Benjamin Taylor (Chief of Police)

Floyd Hendricks (Spirit of the Cave)

Colin Deveraux (Widow Twankey)

Su Porter (Princess) from HTV News

David Chapman (Emperor)

with the Tanwood Dancers - Lynette Whitfield, Rachel Surridge, Michaela Withey, Mary Halestrap, Amy Watts, Joanne Smart, Clare Bean, Caroline Butler, Michaela Fell, Ella Guilding, Anna Margilewska, Kelly Harding, Sally Wicks, Lucy Clarke, Ginny Peat, Kirsty Marchment, Shelley Cousins, Jody Jefferies

1991/92 CINDERELLA

Produced by Kevin Wood

Written, Directed & Choreographed by Christopher Wren

Wednesday 18th December 1991 - Saturday 18th January 1992

Cast:

Matthew Kelly (Buttons) from Game For A Laugh, You Bet, Stars in Their Eyes

Emma Collier (Cinderella)

Daphne Neville (Fairy Godmother)

Paul Manuel (Prince Charming)

Dave Lynn (Ugly Sister Kaolin)

Graham James (Ugly Sister Morphine)

Mark Seaman (Chamberlain)

Nick Williams (Dandini)

Graham Seaman (Chamberlain)

Robert Kingswell (Baron)
with the Tanwood Dancers

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1992/93 JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Produced by Kevin Wood

Musical Director Steve Hughes

Choreography by Polly-Ann Tanner

Wednesday 16th December 1992 - Saturday 16th January 1993

Cast:

Trevor Bannister (Dame Trott) from Are You Being Served?

Mark Franklin (Jack) from Top of the Pops

Hugo Myatt (Igor The Henchman) from Knightmare

Scarlett O'Neal (Jill)

Sian Howard (Fairy)

Richard Cheshire (King)

Jem Brent & Adam Douglas (Daisy the Cow)

Benedict Eccles (Chameberlain)

Simon Kirk (Giant Blunderbore)

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1993/94 SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

Produced by Kevin Wood

Written by Peter Denyer

Directed by Malcolm Farquar

Choreographed by Polly-Ann Tanner

Cast:

Brian Hibbard (Herman the Henchman) from The Flying Pickets, Coronation Street, Making Out

Dave Lynn (Queen Morgiana)
Danielle Carson  (Snow White)

Pollyann Tanner (Fairy Goodheart)
Paul J Reeves (Muddles)

Warwick Davis (Prof)  from Willow, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Tenable
John Golden (Grumbly)

Samantha Davis (Loopy)

Orlando Mac-Bean (Cheeky)

David Vear (Blusher)

David Davis (Snoozy)

Lenny Fowler (Sniffly)

with the Tanwood Dancers - Kelly Rayment, Elizabeth Negas,  Sabrina Moccia, Cheryl Heuston, Kimberley Watt, Katie Treasure, Holly Hughes, Sophia SMith, Abbie Guilding, Katie Bridge, Laura Turner, Sarah Scherer, Emma Jeffries, Elizabeth Harvey, Kirsty Rayment, Alexandria Hope

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