Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple
Peter Pan, 13th Dec '03 - 4th Jan '04
Box Office: 01271 324242
Starring Peter Duncan, who has also written and directs this new musical adaptation, with Terence Frisch as Smee and Jane Deane as Peter Pan. Featuring some spectacular flying effects, this is the seventh Hiss & Boo Christmas Show at The Queens and promises to be bigger and better than it stupendously successful predecessors.
Cast: Peter Duncan, Terence Frisch, Jane Deane, Andrew Beavis, Matt Pinches, Carol Carey

Millfield Theatre, Edmonton
Aladdin, 3rd Dec '03 - 11th Jan '04
Box Office : 020 8870 6680
Roy Hudd is writing one of his inimitable pantomimes for this new venue for Hiss & Boo which brings together that fantastic team of Chris Emmett (Widow Twankey) and Nick Staverson (Wishee Washee) who, for nearly 10 years, were such a success in the Watford Palace Theatre pantos. Ian Adams appears as The Emperor (and directs) and dynamic duo Butler and Brown create mayhem as Ping and Pong the Chinese Policemen.
Cast: Chris Emmett, Nick Staverson, Richard Alan, Tim Payne, Mark Holman, Dee Tails, Ian Adams, Tim Barron, Maria Lawson
Musical Director: Laurence Payne

The Hall for Cornwall, Truro
The Wizard of Oz, 12th Dec '03 - 11th Jan '04
Box Office: 01872 262466
A stunning new production, directed by Gareth Machin, of the classic MGM / RSC musical featuring the all-time favourite songs and characters. Very special appearance (on video) of Ken Dodd as The Wizard himself with a tip-top musical theatre company who combine the elements of pantomime with the fun, glitz and glamour galore of a wonderful family musical.
Cast: Ken Dodd as the Wizard of Oz (a special appearance on Video!), Beccy Armory, Mark Buffery, Stu Mcloughlin, Howard Coggins, Felicity Duncan

Theatre Royal, Winchester
Sleeping Beauty, 10th Dec '03 - 4th Jan '04
Box Office: 01962 840440
A new musical version of this classic story told, so rarely these days, in its full unexpurgated version! There’s so much to tell after the Prince wakes the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss……and we shamelessly feature it all in its fun but sometimes gory detail! Kate Edgar and Colin Wakefield promise another exciting Christmas Show for a multi-talented cast of actor / musicians.

Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Cinderella, 5th Dec ’03 – 11th Jan ‘04
Box Office: 01543 308796
This brand new theatre (opening July 2003) has asked Hiss & Boo, with Roy Hudd as the writer, to create a magical version of the all-time favourite Cinderella in this beautiful city that is the birthplace of David Garrick, one of the undisputed fathers of pantomime. Jimmy Cricket appears as Buttons with “local girl made good” Charlotte Gibson as Cinderella and John and Jim Lavelle as the Ugly Sisters. A classic tale beautifully told in a sparkling new theatre.
Cast: Jimmy Cricket, John & Jim Lavelle, Charlotte Gibson, Helen Watson, Tony Gleave

2002/03 season

December 13th 2002 - January 12th 2003
Starring JIMMY CRICKET as Buttons and SALLY THOMSETT as Fairy Godmother.
With Ian Adams and Nick Staverson as Ugly Sisters, Nichola Lagan as Cinderella, Butler and Brown as Baron Hardup and the Broker’s Man, Jake Fricker as Prince Charming and Benjamin J Tyreman as Dandini.
Lorraine Taylor, Lou Gyton and Sara Crathorne comprise the Stage Management team.
Writer: Roy Hudd
Director: John David
Musical Director: Alastair Taylor
Choreographer: Pamela Darlington
Lighting design: Andy Oram
Costume Design: Frank Kershaw
Wardrobe Mistress: Alexandra Hansley
Musical Arranger: Laurence Payne
Tickets on sale now from Hall for Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466
Press Contacts: Ginny Kay , Sarah Ferrie – 01872 321962

Poster - Jack and the BeanstalkTHE QUEENS THEATRE, BARNSTAPLE
December 14th 2002 - January 5th 2003
Starring WAYNE SLEEP as Dame Foxy Trot and ISLA ST CLAIR as Fairy Lettuce.
With Terence Frisch as Jack, Graham Bill as Stinkwort, Tony Gleave as The Baron, Leah Fletcher as Jill, Careena Fenton as Polly and Joe Geck as Giant Squasher.
Writer: Roy Hudd
Director: Wayne Sleep
Asst. Choreographer: Melanie La Tragna
Musical Director / Arranger: Brian Farley with Bobby Cook
Assistant Directors: Terry Frisch / John Gardyne
Designer: Alexander McPherson
Costume Design: Frank Kershaw
Lighting: Roger Frith
Wardrobe Mistress: Marion Spencer
Tickets now on sale from The Queens Theatre Box Office: 01271 324242
Press Contacts: Jo, Andrea or Debbie – 01271 865655

Poster - Little Red Riding HoodTHE THEATRE ROYAL, WINCHESTER
December 12th 2002 – January 5th 2003
An entirely new production written by Kate Edgar & Colin Wakefield
Cast includes REBECCA ARCH, TIM BARRON, KIERAN BUCKERIDGE, SARAH HARVEY, MARK HOLMAN, CHRIS TALMAN and SARAH WHITTUCK with Anne Baxter and Annie Leete on the Stage Management team.
Director: Kate Edgar
Designer: Nigel Hook
Costumes: Frank Kershaw
Lighting: Rachel Fox
Press & Marketing: Madelaine Smith / Davina Burgess (01962 844600)

Poster - Christmas Cat and the Pudding Pirates - Click for performance timesDec 11th – 14th 2002: The Theatre (formerly The Thorndike) Leatherhead (Press Contact: Mike Forestier-Walker 07984 495872)
Dec 17th 2002 – Jan 4th 2003: Campus Theatre (Dacorum Borough Council) Hemel Hempstead (
Press Contact: Sally Cornish 01442 228097)

Writers: Christopher Lillicrap & Jeanette Ranger
Director: Kit Thacker
Design: Ian Liston
Costumes: Frank Kershaw
Music: Laurence Payne
Cast includes Jane Deane as Cookie, Carol Carey as Myrtle, Christopher Chilton as Hollyberry / Jolly Roger, Peter Adshead as Chief Ratling and Tom Attwood as Cat.

Further information from Ian Liston:-
The Hiss & Boo Company Ltd
Nyes Hill, Wineham Lane, Bolney, West Sussex RH17 5SD
Tel: 01444 881707 Fax: 01444 882057 email:

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