Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoë Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019.
The rock 'n' roll panto is back in Mold with disco frocks, sparkling sets, slapstick galore and the colourful panto puppets.
Phylip Harries takes centre stage as Sarah the Cook. Well-known on both the Welsh stage and screen, this is Phylip's twelfth appearance in panto at Theatr Clwyd. As well as leading the company in a riotous performance of seasonal fun, with lashings of audience participation, he will sing and play instruments, including flute, saxophone and keyboards.
Take a trip with Dick Whittington down streets paved with Welsh gold, as actor-musicians play favourite rock 'n' roll songs live! It's sure to be a Christmas Cracker that's filled with funky cat-titude. This is a festive treat that will have audiences of all ages feline good!
Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, said today, "The Christmas panto is a much-anticipated landmark in our annual programme and a big favourite with our local community. This year is particularly exciting with a brand new script by Theatr Clwyd Associate Christian Patterson who, as well as frequently gracing our stages, was the inaugural winner of Best Script at the Great British Pantomime Awards. We are delighted to welcome back the hugely talented Welsh actor/musicians Dan Lloyd and Phylip Harries (as the Dame). And after her wonderful pantos with us the last two years, Zoë Waterman returns to direct some familiar faces alongside those making their debuts with the company. The excitement is building for an unforgettable rock 'n' roll panto for all the family."
Christian Patterson one of the most recognisable and best loved faces on Theatr Clwyd's stages, scripts his debut panto in Mold. As an actor his credits for the company include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Insignificance, All My Sons and Under Milk Wood. Other credits include The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse), My Country (National Theatre), Blackbird (The Other Room) and Plays in a Bag - The Knowledge (Royal Court Theatre). His television includes My Country, Ellen and Mr Selfridge; and for film, Pride and Malice in Wonderland. He won the Best Actor honour at the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016. He has written award-winning hit pantomimes for other UK theatres.
Royce Cronin plays King Rhydian the Rat. His theatre credits include powerplay (Historic Royal Palaces), Kicking and Screaming (UK tour), Turf (King's Head Theatre), The Hypochondriac (Theatre Royal Bath), High Street Odyssey (Inspector Sands), and The Glasshouse and Woyzeck (Omnibus Theatre).
Toby Falla plays Tomos the Cat. His theatre credits include The Best of WHAM! (UK tour), The Lost Boy Peter Pan (Pleasance Theatre, London) and Women Beware Women (Camden People's Theatre).
Phylip Harries plays Sarah the Cook. Her theatre credits for the company include Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty. Other theatre credits include Milwr Yn Y Medddwl, Macbeth (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), One Man, Two Guvnors (UK tour), Aberystwyth Mon Amour (Lighthouse Theatre), TOM - A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical (Theatr na nÓg), Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre). His television credits include Trollied, The Kennedys, Hinterland and Y Pris; and for film, King Arthur: Excalibur Rising and Masterpiece.
Daniel Lloyd plays Wally Fitzwarren. His theatre credits for the company include BoHo, The Hub, The Taming Of The Shrew, Animal Farm, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Robin Hood & The Babes in The Wood, Cinderella. Other theatre credits include The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Our Blue Heaven, Eye of The Storm, TOM: The Tom Jones. The Musical, Some Like It Hotter (UK tour), As You Like It (Ludlow Castle/Stafford Castle), Mods and Rox (The New Wolsey Theatre).
Alice McKenna plays Scratch/Harriet. Her theatre credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Underneath a Magical Moon (York Theatre Royal) and Sensation - Music of The Who (UK tour).
Peter Mooney plays Dick Whittington. His theatre credits includes Once (The New Wolsey Theatre/Queen's Theatre Hornchurch), Save + Quit (The New Theatre, Dublin), The Commitments (Palace Theatre/UK tour), Eye of the Storm (Theatr na nÓg) and Romeo and Juliet (The Watermill Theatre).
Lynwen Haf Roberts plays Sultana. Her credits for the company include Sleeping Beauty - The Rock 'N Roll Panto. Other theatre credits include A Berlin Kabaret (Uk tour), Iesu!, Deffro'r Gwanwyn (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Arandora Star (Theatr na nÓg), Fala' Surion, Hawl/Right (Frân Wen), Lleuad yn Olau, Cysgu'n Brysur (Arad Goch) and Sherman Swingers (Sherman Theatre).
Emmy Stonelake plays Alice Fitzwarren. Her credits for the company include Sleeping Beauty - The Rock 'N Roll Panto. Other theatre credits include Merched Caerdydd (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), As You Like It (London tour), Beauty and the Beast (Liverpool Everyman) and Much Ado About Nothing (Mercury Theatre, Colchester).
Luke Thornton plays Sniff/Tom/Guard. His credits for the company include Sleeping Beauty - The Rock 'N Roll Panto and Aladdin. Other theatre credits include Ensemble in Midnight (Union Theatre), Summer Holiday (Octagon Theatre Bolton), Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra - A Night at the Musicals (Congress Theatre), Footloose (UK tour), Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium/Sunderland Empire) and The Cunning Little Vixen (Queen Elizabeth Hall); and for film, Angels vs Bullies.
Anna Westlake plays Fairy Betty Bowbells. Her theatre credits include Last Resort, Waiting For God, Henceforward, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Three Men in a Boat, Last Resort (UK tour), Scatter Like Ash (Camden's People's Theatre), Fertility Objects (Rondo Theatre) and Pills Thrills and Bellyaching (Tobacco Factory Theatre).
Zoë Waterman directs. She is the Associate Director at the New Vic Theatre where her credits include Playhouse Creatures and The Kitchen Sink. Other theatre credits include Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd), The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy's View and After Miss Julie (Nottingham Playhouse), Remarkable Invisible, The Vertical Hour, Enlightenment and Shining City (Theatre by the Lake), The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake/UK tour), Swan Song: an evening of music and song (Swan Theatre), The Demand (Shooting Fish Theatre Company), Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall).