Rehearsals got under way this week for the Alhambra Theatre panto, which features comic and panto favourite Billy Pearce (King Billy), TV doctor and presenter Dr Ranj (The Royal Doctor), Liz Ewing (Carabosse), Brogan McFarlane (Princess Aurora), Sabrina Aloueche (The Good Fairy) and Sarah Goggin (Princess Narcissa).
Over the past 10 years, audiences coming to the Alhambra Theatre pantomime have been treated to an array of show-stopping effects, including some created by The Twins FX. This year won’t be any different, with an eye-popping aerial ride through the skies of Bradford taking centre-stage! The Twins FX are regarded as one of the world’s leading companies in theatrical special effects, illusions and animatronics.
Ed Curtis, Director of this year’s pantomime said:
“Alongside the laughs and mayhem provided by comedy legend, Billy Pearce, the Alhambra Theatre pantomime prides itself on wowing audiences with jaw-dropping moments of spectacle and magic. This year is no different, with bigger and better special effects than ever before.”
Join Billy, Dr Ranj, Liz, Brogan, Sabrina and Sarah in a magical adventure where Princess Aurora pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel given to her by her evil godmother Carabosse and is placed under a cruel curse forcing her to sleep for one hundred years. Can true love survive and break the spell? Can Aurora’s hilarious father, King Billy, help save the town and who will outwit the evil Carabosse and foil her wicked plans?
Billy Pearce commented:
“After the awful time we’ve all had over the last eighteen months it’s made me appreciate even more how lucky I am to be able to be back performing on the beautiful Alhambra Theatre stage. I’m so looking forward to it! I’ve been rehearsing like mad to make sure it’s right! For me the sound of laughter is the best medicine, especially the kids! I can’t wait to be back on that stage with an audience.
“We have a brilliant cast, fantastic production team, and an amazing crew and after everything that’s happened people need entertaining and a right good laugh! I’m very proud indeed to be asked back. Thank you so much to the Alhambra Theatre and everyone concerned for your trust in me!
Be amongst the first to see Sleeping Beauty at the Alhambra Theatre! It opens on Saturday 11 December 2021, runs through to Sunday 16 January 2022 and is guaranteed to have all the fun, laughter, magic and special effects that audiences have come to expect from the Alhambra Theatre pantomime each festive season. Don’t get caught snoozing, book your tickets now!
Star ratings/quotes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2019/20:
5/5 YORKSHIRE POST | **** The Stage
“...an evening of non-stopentertainment and comedy” Telegraph & Argus
“...this is a great panto,fun for all ages...” Keighley News
The production is staged by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer.
Photos from the pantomime launch are available to download here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradfordtheatres/albums/72157720012182034
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