Full Cast Announced For SLEEPING BEAUTY β THE ROCK 'N' ROLL PANTO This Christmas At Theatr CLWYD
Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for the cult rock 'n' roll panto, Sleeping Beauty. Featuring 16 rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians, Zoë Waterman directs Sean McKenzie who leads the company in the role of Dame Tabetha Trott. Joining him making their pantomime debuts will be Britain's Got Talent finalist James Ifan (Simon Steadfast), David Heywood (Mordred) and Emmy Stonelake (Frederica). Completing the cast are Greg Coulson (Domestos), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Morgana), Rowan Talbot (King Camelot), Luke Thornton (Harold The Herald), Elian West (Princess Susie) and Zoe West (Fairy Fanciful).
The productions features classics including Superstition, Celebration, Every Breath You Take, Hey Baby, Sex Bomb and many more! With mad gags, shock frocks, beautiful sets, slapstick galore and the return of the panto puppets!
Peter Rowe is Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. As a writer, his work includes nine record-breaking 'rock n roll pantomimes' which have been produced annually at Theatr Clwyd. Other writing credits include Leader of the Pack, 20th Century Boy and Midsummer Songs. As Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre, his credits include Sweeney Todd, Perfect Days, Double Indemnity, A Family Affair, A Mad World My Masters, Leader of the Pack, The Good Companions, Neville's Island, Company, Sugar, The Price, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Vincent in Brixton, Blues in the Night, The Glass Menagerie, Laurel and Hardy, Little Shop of Horrors and A Chorus of Disapproval.
Greg Coulson plays Domestos and is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. An accomplished pianist and hammond player he is also a guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in rhythm & blues and is a member of the two-tone band The Selecter. His theatre credits include Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep Theatre), Close To You - Bacharach Reimagined (Criterion Theatre) and What's It All About? (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Lynwen Haf Roberts plays Morgana, the Witch and is most well known for playing Cherry in the S4C soap opera Rownd a Rownd. Theatre credits includes shows at Sherman Swingers(Sherman Cymru), Arandora Star (Theatr Na N'Og).
David Heywood plays Mordred and is making his Theatr Clwyd debut. Other theatre credits include Return To The Forbidden Planet (UK tour) and Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep).
James Ifan plays Simon Steadfast/Athos. Ifan was a finalist on ITV's Britain's Got Talent with Only Boys Allowed. Recent credits include A Good Clean Heart (The Other Room).
Sean McKenzie returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Dame Tabetha Trott. Credits for the company include Aladdin. Other credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Stephen Joseph Theatre),The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre) and War Horse (UK and international tour). Television credits include Downton Abbey and Shameless and for film 24 Hour Party People.
Emmy Stonelake plays Frederica, an apprentice Fairy and is a recent graduate of Rose Bruford College. Her credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Colchester Mercury) and Beauty and The Beast (Liverpool Everyman).
Rowan Talbot returns to Theatr Clwyd to play King Camelot and his credits for the company include Aladdin and Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Other credit includes Green Man Red Woman and The Children's Court (National Theatre Wales and Unicorn Theatre) and Noises Off and Twelfth Night (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch).
Luke Thornton returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Harold The Herald where his credits include Aladdin. Recent theatre credits include Footloose (UK tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium) and Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre).
Elian West plays Princess Susie and is a recent graduate of Mountview. She has performed as a member of the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra in A Night at the Musicals.
Zoe West plays Fairy Fanciful. Theatre credits include Creatives (Pleasance) Constance & Sinestra and The Cabinet of Dreams (Latitude Festival) and Island Song (Stratford Circus).
Zoë Waterman directs and recent theatre credits include The Reubenstein Kiss, Amy's View and After Miss Julie (Nottingham Playhouse), The Vertical Hour, Enlightenment and Shining City (Theatre by the Lake), The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake and UK tour) and Cinderella, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and The Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall).
The Rock 'n' Roll Panto
Anthony Hopkins Theatre
Friday 24 November 2017 - Saturday 20 January 2018
Box Office: 01352 701521
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