28 October 2012

The Children’s Variety Adventure follows the story of The Girl and The Entertainer as they travel through the strange land of Mysteria, trying to lift a 100-year-old curse placed upon the kingdom by The Wicked Witch. Along the way they meet many strangers, all weird and wonderful characters with their very own special talents – but which are friends and which are foes?

This fantastic Easter pantomime starring Children’s BBC TV Legend DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS (Playdays, Get Your Own Back, Fun Song Factory) and the animated MR BEAN character promises fun for all the family. Also featuring Smilie the Clown, the infamous dancing villagers, magic from the Wise Old Wizard, comedy, music from our resident girl group plus lots lots more, all accompanied by stunning live musicians - this frolicking laugh-a-minute, all-singing, all-dancing production is sure to be a roller coaster ride through pantoland. Suitable for all children aged 5 – 105.


The Plaza Theatre, Stockport


Cast and Production:

The Entertainer: Dave Benson Philips

The Wicked Witch: Lizzie Frances

The Girl: Libby Gore

The wise old Wizard: Steve Norman

With: Smilie the Clown

Juvenile Dancers provided by: Sarah Royle School of Dance

The Young Set 

DPA Performing Arts Academy

Written & Director: Anton Benson

Choregrapher: Amy Marsh

Musical Director: Matt Pallant

Lighting Design: Pete Wallace

Sound Design: Mark Berry

Set provided by: Proscenium

Costumes provided by: Chriska

Production Manager: Mark Berry

Company Stage Manager: Pete Wallace

Assistant Stage Managers: Jennifer Sykes