Harrogate Theatre announces full cast for this year’s Christmas panto
Last updated Jul 15, 2023
Tim as Wishee Washee in last year's panto, Aladdin.

Harrogate Theatre has announced the full cast of this year’s pantomime, Dick Whittington.

Beloved actor, Tim Stedman will join the Christmas panto once again to play the role of Idle Jack.

This will be Mr Stedman’s 23rd pantomime with Harrogate Theatre since his first appearance in its 2000 production of Sleeping Beauty.

However, one familiar name that won’t be appearing this year is Howard Chadwick, who has often played the dame.

The show is set to start on November 22 and will run until January 14 2024. Tickets are already up for sale and, as usual, are selling fast.

Alongside Mr Stedman, this year’s cast will include Naail Ishaq as Dick Whittington, Faye Weerasinghe as Alice Fitzwarren and Michael Lambourne as the evil King Rat.

In addition, the pantomime will be welcoming newcomers, Shannon Rewcroft as Fairy Bow-Bells, Anna Campkin as Tammy the Cat, and Harry Wyatt as Sarah the Cook.

Ms Rewcroft commented:

“I’m very much looking forward to a Yorkshire Christmas in beautiful Harrogate and getting to work!”

A chorus of twelve dancers aged 13-17 will also accompany the main cast of Dick Whittington. Auditions for the roles will be held tomorrow and will see aspiring young dancers from across the district attend.

The annual panto is Harrogate Theatre’s most popular show and draws thousands of visitors to the town each year.

A spokesperson said this year’s production would be “packed with sparkle, silliness, and side-splitting jokes” – as it is every year…

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