Regal Entertainments Ltd have created a free online Pantomime for all the family to enjoy, and what better fairy-tale to be presented during a lock-down than that of a young girl locked up in a tower?
Rapunzel: The Lockdown Panto will live stream daily on St Helens Theatre Royal’s Facebook and Instagram accounts from Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 April 2020 at 1.30pm.
uniquely filmed production will star a host of the regular stars that appear at
St Helens Theatre Royal. Olivia Sloyan will play Rapunzel, James
Lacey as the Witch, Lewis Devine as Daft Dave, Samantha Palin
as the Queen, Warren Donnelly as the King, Andrew Geater as the
Prince, Abby Middleton as Fairy Anna(logue) and Jenna Sian O’Hara
as Pixel The Pixie.
For this special production, each cast member has recorded their own section of the pantomime at home and, through careful editing, the story is brought together to create a unique online pantomime that the whole family will enjoy. The pantomime is written and directed by James Lacey and choreographed by Sarah Walker.
Olivia Sloyan plays Rapunzel. Olivia’s theatre credits include Sue
in Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Tia in The Salon and both Linda and
Brenda in Blood Brothers, as well as Princess Jasmine in last
Christmas’s spectacular pantomime, Aladdin.
James Lacey plays the Witch. James has appeared in the touring production of Shrek:
The Musical, The Sound of Music and as the handsome prince in St
Helens October half term panto, Sleeping Beauty. Another
princely role for James was being chosen as the dance double for Richard Madden
in Disney’s live action remake of Cinderella.
Abby Middleton is Fairy Anna(logue). No stranger to St Helens Theatre
Royal, Abby’s has played Tiger Lily in Peter Pan and the Good Fairy Glinda The
Wizard of Oz. Her other recent credits include Lucy in Pig, Sister
Mary in Scouse Pacific and Nancy in Kiss
Samantha Palin plays the Queen. Her theatre credits include the
Wicked Witch of the West in February’s The Wizard of Oz, the villainous fairy Carabosse in
October’s Sleeping Beauty and (on the good side) the Fairy
Godmother in last Christmas’s record-breaking Epstein Theatre
Jenna Sian O’Hara plays Pixel the Pixie. Jenna starred in last year’s
production of Achy Breaky Bride and also gave a memorable performance as
the Slave of the Ring in the St Helens Christmas panto, Aladdin.
The King is played by Liverpool actor Warren Donnelly. Best known as Stan Waterman in Channel 4’s Shameless, Warren’s panto credits include King Rat in Dick Whittington, Abanazer in Aladdin (both at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre) and Lord Dandini in The Epstein Theatre’s Cinderella.
Geater plays the
Prince and his recent credits include a standout performance as Pharaoh Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Chris Superstar, Guys and
Dolls, South Pacific and Prince Charming Cinderella at The
Kids favourite Lewis Devine completes the cast asDaft Dave. Lewis was the first series winner of ITV’s Kids Stars in Their Eyes with his impersonation of Donny Osmond and his panto credits include Muddles in Snow White, the title role in Peter Pan and French Frank in Beauty and The Beast at Stockport Plaza.
To watch the show, viewers will need to become a fan of the St Helens Theatre Royal Facebook or Instagram accounts where information to view will be posted, the show will launch daily at 1.30pm from Easter Sunday.
Rapunzel: The Lock-Down
Dates: Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 April 2020
Tickets: FREE online performance
Watch online FREE on Facebook (@sthelenstheatreroyal) and Instagram (TheatreRoyalStH)