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HEIGH HO, HEIGH HO, its off to the Stiwt Theatre WE GO!




After fleeing the Kingdom to escape the Wicked Queen’s evil plans

Snow White seeks refuge with seven dwarfs living in the forest.


Starring, BEN DAVIES As the Charming Prince, The Loveable LEWIS PRYOR As Muddles, The Evil EDWINA LEA As Wicked Queen, The Hilarious MICHAEL CHAPMAN As DAME & Introducing ELLA EDWARDS As the loveable Snow White.


Complete with wonderful songs and choreography as well as poisoned apples,

magic mirrors and of course that much loved panto magic, Snow White will have

audiences on the edge of their seat.


Treat the whole family to Wrexham’s great value panto! Tickets from JUST £10!


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LHK Productions & the Joe Longthorne Theatre bring you a summer of family theatre for Summer 2024 with the fairest of them all ‘Cinderella’. (Formally The North Pier Theatre) with a STAR STUDDED CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED!


Cinderella tells the story of a beautiful young girl held captive by her wicked ugly step-sisters. Fate steps in when Cinders gets invited to a lavish ball at the palace, but her two fiendish step-sisters forbid her to attend. With a bibbity-bobbity-boo from her Fairy Godmother, she is transformed in to a lavish princess. After a magical evening where she catches the eye of Prince Charming, midnight approaches and poor cinders has to depart before the spell is broken. With just a glass slipper left behind, will Prince Charming be able to find his princess?

LHK Productions have developed a stunning reputation for bringing family friendly pantomimes to a whole new generation of theatregoers, adding a modern twist to this much-loved form of entertainment.


This fabulous panto is set to come into Blackpool’s North Pier for just 6 weeks, with shows on every Saturday from the 27th of July 2024 at 7pm.


Tickets are on sale now at North Pier Box Office; 01253 621 452 Online:






LHK Productions and The Atkinson have announced Patsy Kensit as the star of their 2022 Christmas Pantomime, Aladdin.


The British icon, who started her film career at the age of four, will be granting wishes as The Genie of the Lamp at the Southport theatre in an action-packed festive production of the much-loved family friendly classic from Thursday, December 8th.

Aladdin tells the legendary rags to riches story of a Chinese street urchin who falls in love with a beautiful princess. Sent into the cave of wonders by the evil Abanazar to fetch an old oil lamp, Aladdin soon discovers its home to an all-powerful Genie, which he unintentionally releases with a rub of the lamp.


Director of LHK Productions Lee Kelly said: “We cannot wait to return to The Atkinson this Christmas and working with Patsy Kensit is a real dream come true. The whole panto cast & crew are so excited to start rehearsals and to bring some festive fun to Southport for another year running.

“Patsy is a huge asset to this year’s production, and we can’t wait to watch her bring the beloved Genie to life.”

With a long list of Hollywood roles to her name, including The Great Gatsby and Lethal Weapon 2, the multitalented star topped the charts in the 1980s with her pop band, Eighth Wonder and their three popular hits Cross My Heart, Baby Baby and I’m Not Scared.


As a staple on our TV screens in the 00s, Patsy has starred in some of the nation’s favourite soaps including Emmerdale and Holby City and was more recently seen joining the open-top bus procession on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee alongside fellow British icons such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

As a source of inspiration to many, she is now a motivational speaker and writer and currently lives in London. She has two sons who she believes are her greatest achievements.


Patsy said: “I’m really looking forward to taking to the stage in Southport and having lots of fun with my fellow cast members. It’s set to be a fantastic show for all the family and I’m excited to don my costume and transform into The Genie of the Lamp to grant some special wishes this festive season."

Joining Patsy on stage in this year’s show is a fabulous cast of panto pros, including Merseyside dancer and actor Dominic Gore, who’s set to charm audiences as the quick-witted hero Aladdin, talented singer Mia Molloy playing the beautiful Princess Jasmine and Southport’s very own Tom Burroughs, who will deserve all of the boos as he embodies the primary antagonist, evil Abanazar with his malevolent mind and wicked games.

Pantomime regulars, the hilarious Michael Chapman and Lewis Pryor, will captivate audiences once again and have them laughing out loud as Widow Twankey & Wishee Washee and local broadcaster Claire Simmo will dazzle as the Spirit of the Ring.


This year’s show will run from December 8th to the 31st and host a variety of accessible performances, from captioned shows to relaxed environments.

Marie Kenny, Programme Manager at The Atkinson added: “Welcoming families, friends, and panto enthusiasts alike into the theatre throughout the festive period is at the heart of our purpose here at The Atkinson. With the talent of our incredible cast, our aim is to take our audiences on a magical carpet ride and encompass a truly enchanting atmosphere which compliments the festive spirit of Christmas.”

Will Aladdin overcome the evil Abanazar and be free to marry his Jasmine? Will the Genie of the Lamp gain her freedom? Will Widow Twanky & Wishy Washy get the laundry done in time?


Go on a magical carpet ride at The Atkinson this Christmas in a panto extravaganza for all the family.





Enjoy a classic Disney story of A selfish, vain and handsome Prince who is tested by an Enchantress who is seeking shelter. Disguised as an old woman, the Enchantress begs for help only to be turned away by the selfish Royal. Seeing that the Prince is rotten to the core, with no love in his heart, the Enchantress curses him and the entire contents of his castle, transforming the Prince into a fearsome Beast. The only way to break the spell is for him to learn to love another and earn love in return before the last petal from the magical rose falls. But who could ever learn to love such a fearsome Beast?  

Join world renowned theatre production company LHK Productions and Panto favourites HOLLY BILLS as Belle, LAURA COARD as the countess, ANDREW HEATH as Dame Dolly Doughnut, RICHARD YOUNG as Gaston plus a full supporting cast as they take you on a magical journey to a far-off land where we learn that true beauty comes from within!

'We are very excited to be back at the Stwit Theatre this year, the feedback from last year's panto was fabulous & we know everyone  will absolutely love Beauty & The Beast too' comments production manager Lee Kelly.

This spectacular pantomime version of the classic story is sure to be Wrexham’s hottest ticket this Christmas. Book your tickets now for a fun filled festive family show.

Tickets are on sale now from the Stiwt Theatre Box Office 01978841300 & online at


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Southport’s Fairytale Pantomime Cinderella is coming to The Atkinson Christmas 2021!


Bring the whole family to Cinderella, a spellbinding new Christmas pantomime staged in The Atkinson’s traditional theatre.


Cinderella, her wicked Stepmother, the jealous stepsisters, the loveable Buttons, a dreamy Prince Charming and of course Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother will all be making an appearance onstage.


You can expect to see some famous faces in this traditional panto with a modern twist; accomplished actress, incredible singer and TV personality Claire Sweeney stars as the Fairy Godmother.

Joining Claire on stage are regular panto pro’s Mia Molloy (Mam, I’m Ere!) as Cinderella, Lewis Pryor (Britain’s Got Talent) as Buttons, Alex Patmore (Blood Brothers) as Prince Charming as well as Tom Burroughs (Local Southport Actor) & Michael Chapman (Beloved Panto Dame) as The Ugly Sisters.

Will Cinders escape the clutches of her ugly step sisters and live happily ever after? The only way to find out is to join us at The Atkinson this Christmas for another Panto extravaganza!


Cinderella will run from 10th Dec 21 – 2nd Jan 22.


Box Office: 01704 533 333







Follow the yellow brick road to The Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham, this Festive season where LHK Productions will whisk you over the rainbow in their wizardly wicked Christmas Pantomime, The Wizard of Oz.

Guest starring multi – talented musician, Dancing on Ice & Hollyoaks Star Ray Quinn as the Magical Wizard of Oz, who will appear in virtual reality.

‘I am looking forward to being the Wizard and being a larger than life character projection at this beautiful Theatre in Wrexham.  The Wizard of Oz  is a brilliant production and one of my childhood favourites and I cant wait to start rehearsals with the cast.’ Comments Ray Quinn

Ray will be joined by a fabulous cast including Wrexham’s amazing voice of Bella Bowen as Glinda, the hilarious Edwina Lea as Lion , The loveable Millie Shaw as Dorothy & Laura Coard as The Wicked Witch.

Embark on an adventure from Munchkin Land to Emerald City and join Dorothy, Toto and new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they journey along the Yellow Brick Road to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

This classic tale will be magically reimagined on stage this Christmas in LHK’s sensational panto production based on L Frank Baum’s much loved fairytale.  LHK Productions are one of the most acclaimed theatre and pantomime production companies in the UK and guarantee a spellbinding experience with a professional cast, lavish sets and exquisite costumes.

Complete with wonderful songs &  stunning Choreography, there’s no place like The Stiwt for family entertainment so click your heels together & book your Christmas Panto tickets NOW!


Wizard Of Oz will run from the 10th-31st Dec at The Stiwt Theatre.


Box Office: 01978 841300









Producers today announce the full cast that will take audiences over the rainbow in LHK Productions’ wizardly wicked Easter panto The Wizard of Oz, coming to The Epstein Theatre this April.


Head down the yellow brick road with two X-Factor favourites; Sean Smith who stars as Tin Man and Lola Saunders as Dorothy, when this production comes to the Hanover Street venue from Thursday 11 – Monday 22 April.


The full cast also includes Greatest Hits Radio Liverpool’s Claire Simmo; Liverpool favourite Lindzi Germain; the hilarious Lewis Pryor; and everyone’s favourite Dame, Michael Chapman.


As one half of pop duo Same Difference, Sean Smith made it through to the final of the fourth series of ITV’s X Factor in 2007, later embarking on the show’s UK arena tour.


Their debut single We R One shot in to the Top 15 of the charts shortly followed by the album POP, which was certified Gold in the UK. No stranger to the theatre stage, Sean played the title role in LHK’s 2016 production of Aladdin and most recently starred in the Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You as Britney Spears.


Whilst another X Factor finalist, Lola Saunders made it through to the live rounds of the hit ITV show in 2014 as judge Cheryl’s Wild Card.


She has since gone on to star in Bill Kenwright’s UK touring production of Save The Last Dance For Me, as well as panto productions of Cinderella in the title role at Tyne Theatre, Newcastle and Princess Jill in Jack and The Beanstalk at Forum Theatre, Billingham.


The glitziest fairy in all the land and one of the city’s best loved radio hosts, Greatest Hits Liverpool’s Claire Simmo is back on the Epstein stage this Easter, bringing a sprinkling of magic to audiences as Glinda.


She soaked up all the boos and hisses playing the evil Fleshcreep in 2018’s Jack and the Beanstalk, and now the sensational Lindzi Germain returns as Lion.


The Liverpool actress and writer is a favourite across the city and Lindzi has appeared in countless productions including Bon Voyage at The Epstein Theatre; Scouse Cinderella and The Royal at The Royal Court Liverpool; and The Ale House at Liverpool Grand Central.


Lewis Pryor delighted audiences with his performance as Muddles at Christmas, and this Easter the Britain’s Got Talent star is set to appear as Scarecrow.


The young star finished third place during the live finals of the 2016 series of the ITV show with dance troupe Boogie Storm. Lewis recently graduated from Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College and has previously studied at Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre and the Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy.


Liverpool’s favourite Dame, the hilarious Michael Chapman never fails to have theatre-goers rolling in the aisles laughing. Back in what will mark his twenty first show with LHK Productions, audiences should get their best boos at the ready as he fly’s in on his broom as The Wicked Witch.


LHK Productions Managing Director Lee Kelly said: “We are all very excited to be back at The Epstein Theatre for another brilliant panto production this Easter, and I am delighted to finally reveal the cast to you all. It is fantastic to welcome Sean back after his sensational performance as Aladdin in 2016. Lola is a remarkable performer and I know our audiences will absolutely love her, and Lindzi was a brilliant baddie in Jack and the Beanstalk so it is great to bring her back this year.


“There are also some returning favourites with Claire Simmo who is always a pleasure to work with, the hilarious Lewis Pryor, and of course no LHK production would be complete without Michael Chapman.”


Embark on an adventure from Munchkin Land to Emerald City this Easter and join Dorothy, Toto and new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they journey to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.


This classic tale will be magically reimagined on stage in LHK’s sensational panto production.

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Wrexham’s Giant of a Christmas Pantomime



A Welsh reality television star will swap the party scene for the theatre stage as he takes on the

leading role in Wrexham's annual Christmas pantomime.


Jordan Davies, best known for his role as a rep on ITV2's The Magaluf Weekender and its

successor Ibiza Weekender, has been confirmed as the headline performer in 'Jack and the

Beanstalk', which is being performed at the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos, from December 8-31


Having performed as the Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool last

year, Jordan is no stranger to the panto world but admitted he was feeling nervous ahead of taking

on his first lead role.


He said: "Being on a reality show is much different to being on stage in a pantomime, it's two very

different worlds but I enjoy being part of both.


"Although I've performed in pantomime before, I do know I've got a challenge on my hands, starring

as the title character. I can't be a naughty boy, which is what people will expect of me! I've got to

knuckle down, especially as I'll be singing this time."


The 26-year-old has also appeared on Ex on the Beach and competed as a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother.


This autumn, Jordan will also be appearing on The Weekender Boat Party, taking the 9pm slot  on ITV2.


Originally from Cardiff, Jordan says he's looking forward to performing to a Welsh audience.


He said: "I've heard good things about The Stiwt, I know Wrexham people are good fun, as I've got some friends

from the area, and they'll be coming along to support me, which is brilliant.


"I'm looking forward to getting started and getting in the festive spirit. Christmas is the best time of the year,

everyone's spirits are high, and that's what panto is all about."


This will be the ninth year Liverpool-based LHK Productions have produced the Christmas pantomime at the Stiwt Theatre.


Lee Kelly, producer of the pantomime and managing director of LHK Productions, said: “It's a pleasure to announce Jordan as our headline star in this year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.


"Everyone who watches our panto at The Stiwt always has a brilliant time, and this year's will be no exception. I guarantee Wrexham is in for a treat with Jack and the Beanstalk."


Jack and the Beanstalk will be at the Stiwt Theatre from December 8-31, with matinee and evening performances.


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The cast of this year’s Christmas panto from LHK Productions will certainly scrub up well as

producers today announce that The Queen of Clean, How Clean is Your House? star Kim

Woodburn will appear as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Coming to the Epstein Theatre Liverpool, this festive holiday season from Fri 7 Dec ’18 – Wed 2

Jan ’19, the cast also includes renowned spiritual medium Derek Acorah; Radio City 2’s Claire

Simmo; the hilarious Lewis Pryor; and everyone’s favourite dame – Michael Chapman.


Further casting will be announced shortly.


Television presenter and expert cleaner, Kim Woodburn is best known for presenting Channel 4

show How Clean Is Your House? from 2003-2009, which also led to a Canadian version called

Kim’s Rude Awakenings from 2007-2009.


The television personality has also remained a household name with appearances on the ninth series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! finishing runner up in 2009, and entered the Celebrity Big Brother house as a housemate on the nineteenth series in 2017 where she made it to the final and finished in third place.


Britain’s best loved and most entertaining medium, Derek Acorah, will be using his psychic ability to declare who is the fairest of them all as he appears as the Magic Mirror via the power of video projection.


The Liverpool born star is most notable for his work on British paranormal reality television series Most Haunted from 2002-2005. He has since starred in numerous tv shows including Derek Acorah’s Quest For Guy Fawkes and Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns. He also competed in the twentieth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2017 finishing in fourth place.


She brought lots of sparkle and magic to Easter’s Jack and the Beanstalk as Fairy Moonbeam, and now one of the city’s best loved radio hosts - voice of the airwaves, Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo is back this Christmas as the Fairy.


Britain’s Got Talent star Lewis Pryor storms back on the Epstein stage after taking audiences on a highflying adventure to Neverland last Christmas as Peter Pan, who returns as Muddles.


The young star finished 3rd place during the live finals of the 2016 series of the ITV show with dance troupe Boogie Storm. No stranger to the Liverpool stage, Lewis is currently training at Jelli Studios and has previously studied at Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre and the Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy.


Michael Chapman never fails to have audiences rolling in the aisles laughing and he is certain to keep everyone on their toes with his hilarious comedy antics as he makes a welcome return as Liverpool’s favourite Dame.


LHK Productions Managing Director Lee Kelly said: “I am absolutely delighted with this year’s cast! I am so excited to be working with Kim Woodburn – she will bring her feisty personality to the role of the Wicked Queen and I know audiences will love her; and home-grown talent Derek Acorah is one of the nation’s best-known mediums and will be a fantastic addition to the cast as the Magic Mirror.


“There are also some returning favourites with Claire Simmo who is always a pleasure to work with, the hilarious Lewis Pryor, and of course no LHK production would be complete without Michael Chapman.


“We are back this Christmas better than ever before! 2017’s Peter Pan was our biggest year to date and 2018’s Snow White promises to be even bigger. With this phenomenal cast and plenty more tricks up our sleeves Liverpool audiences are in for a real treat this Christmas, so be sure to book your tickets fast!”


A timeless tale and one of the nation’s favourite pantomimes, follow the story of the beautiful princess Snow White, as she tries to escape the clutches of her evil step mother, who’s one aim is to become ‘the fairest of them all’.


After fleeing the Kingdom to escape the Wicked Queen’s evil plans Snow White seeks refuge with seven dwarfs living in the forest.


Complete with wonderful songs and choreography as well as poisoned apples, magic mirrors and of course that much loved panto magic, Snow White will have audiences on the edge of their seat.


Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it’s off to the Epstein we go this Christmas! Tickets online


Please Note: Kim Woodburn will not be appearing in any of the 10am performances.





Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Date: Friday 7 December ’18 – Wednesday 2 January ’19

Times: Vary

Tickets: Opening Night Ticket Offer: Fri 7th Dec All Tickets £13



SPECIAL OFFER: Wed 26 Dec, 5pm & Mon 31 Dec, 5:30pm – All Tickets £15

Sat and Sun performances and Mon 31 Dec 1pm, Tue 1 Jan and Wed 2 Jan:

Adult £19.50/ Concession £17.50/ Family £65


All other performances: Adult £18.50/ Concession £16.50/ Family £63

Limited number of £11 tickets available on all performances from Fri 7 – Mon 10 December.


*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy

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Fe-fi-fo-fum - get ready for some panto fun! As LHK Productions announce that leading the all-star cast for their Easter panto, Jack and The Beanstalk, will be Liverpool’s own Ray Quinn.


This egg-cellent production will be scaling new heights at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 8 April and tickets are on-sale now.


Multi-talented singer, dancer and actor, Ray first came to attention in 2000 playing Anthony Murray on Channel 4’s Brookside, and won the hearts of the nation in 2006 on ITV’s The X Factor where he went all the way to the final, finishing runner-up.


Following the success of The X Factor, Ray’s debut album Doing It My Way entered the charts at number 1, selling over 300,000 copies without even releasing a single.


He then skated to victory not once, but twice on the ITV show Dancing On Ice first as Series 4 champion in 2009, and then again on the All Stars series in 2014.


No stranger to the theatre stage, Ray has appeared in some of the biggest hit shows including Grease, Dirty Dancing and Legally Blonde and most recent, in the UK tour of the smash musical The Wedding Singer starring as Glen.


On joining the cast, Ray Quinn said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be coming home to Liverpool and appearing on The Epstein stage. There is no better feeling than playing to an audience in your home town! Panto is great fun, I always have a great time and I can’t wait to be back. I’ll see you at Easter Liverpool!”


LHK Productions Managing Director Lee Kelly added: “We are delighted to have cast Ray as Jack for our Easter panto. He is a local lad, audiences from Liverpool know and love him! He is a true professional, and has appeared in some of the UK’s biggest stage shows, so I know he will be a great addition to the show!”


Jack and the Beanstalk is the tallest of gloriously tall panto tales, telling the story of hapless hero Jack who swaps the family cow for a bag of beans.


With a beanstalk reaching the heavens, golden geese and hungry giants, this show really is too big to miss.


The full cast who will be joining Ray tell this epic tale will be announced in the coming months, so watch this space!



Be sure to join LHK Productions and The Epstein Theatre this Easter for Liverpool’s best value panto, with tickets starting from just £11.



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Cast Announced for Wrexhams Fairytale Pantomime!


A former Eastenders heartthrob and a reality TV star are set to inject some magic into Wrexham’s annual

festive pantomime.


Tony Discipline, best known for playing Tyler Moon in the BBC soap, and Mark Bryon, ex-Big Brother housemate,

have today been confirmed as the headline stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which is being performed

at the Stiwt Theatre in Rhosllanerchrugog, from December 9-31.


Soap hunk Tony will make his pantomime debut starring as Prince Charming, while Mark will star in the production

as the magical Fairy Godfather, after proving a fans’ favourite when he starred as the Slave of the Ring in Aladdin

at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool last Christmas.


Tony said he’s excited ahead of making his panto debut in North Wales.


He said: “I can’t wait to be making my stage debut in panto. I’ve seen so many former Eastenders stars perform in

pantomime over the years, so to finally get the chance myself is brilliant, especially in beautiful North Wales, and such a historic and unique theatre.


“Panto is all about that festive feel-good factor, and making people smile, so I’m really excited to be a part of that. I know it will be a great laugh with all my fellow cast-members and the people of Wrexham.”


Having played Slave of the Ring last year, Mark says he’s looking forward to trying his hand at a different role this time around.


He said: “Playing the Fairy Godfather will be great fun, it’s all about magic and making people’s wishes come true, which I hope I’ll do for the people of Wrexham this year.


“I can’t wait to get started working with this talented cast. Every year the pantomime at the Stiwt is renowned for getting better each time, and I know this year will be no exception, except this year I’ll be a part of it.”


As well as Tony and Mark being new faces to the Wrexham panto-scene, familiar faces Charlotte Knowles and Michael Jenkins will be making their return to the festive production, with Charlotte playing the leading role of Snow White, and Michael starring as the Henchman, while also directing the pantomime.


This will be the eighth year Liverpool-based LHK Productions have produced the Christmas pantomime at the Stiwt Theatre.


Lee Kelly, producer of the pantomime and managing director of LHK Productions, said: “We’re delighted to have cast Tony and Mark in this year’s Wrexham pantomime, as well as casting Charlotte and Michael, who audiences have loved in recent years.


“I can assure the people of Wrexham, this year’s pantomime is going to be the biggest and best yet. We can’t wait.”


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be at the Stiwt Theatre from December 9-31, with matinee and evening performances.


Tickets can be purchased via or by telephoning 01978 841300.

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