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Oh yes it is! It’s Panto time again!
21 Nov 2018
by Rebecca Dutton

It’s that time of year again! Panto time!

This year Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is showing the mother of all pantomimes- Mother Goose!

Starring again will be Shropshire’s favoruite Dame, Brad Fitt, along with our fabulous radio star Eric Smith, of BBC Radio Shropshire, who will be playing the squire.

The venue is preparing to repeat the success of last year’s box office smash hit, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which saw more than 40,000 people attend the show.

The theatre revealed tickets have already sold spectacularly fast for this year’s show, which opens on November 28, and an extra performance was recently added to satisfy anticipated demand for tickets.

The pantomime is written by Telford-born Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the hugely successful creative team behind pantomimes at Theatre Severn since 2011, and the company has secured another multi-talented cast.

Brad Fitt, recognised as one of the funniest Dames in the country, returns to direct the show and star in the title role.

Eric Smith will be performing in his 16th Shrewsbury pantomime. Theatre Severn has also revealed that two stars of last year’s production, Victoria McCabe and Matt Dallen, will also return in the roles of Jill and Billy Goose.

Matt Daines, who appeared two years ago as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella will play Demon Vanity, while Lisa Davina Phillip makes her first appearance in Shrewsbury as Fairy Goodfeather.

Theatre Severn Marketing Manager Craig Reeves said: “We’re really looking forward to this year’s pantomime and advance ticket sales have been unprecedented.

Mother Goose is a classic British pantomime and reportedly the first ever performed in this country, nearly two hundred years ago.
“This pantomime season will also be our 10th at Theatre Severn, so we can’t wait to celebrate with our audiences.”

Mother Goose opens on Wednesday, November 28 and runs for 70 performances until Sunday, January 6.

Tickets are available from the Box Office at Theatre Severn (01743) 281281 or online at www.theatresevern.co.uk.