Theatre Royal announces panto stars

The Theatre Royal Nottingham and Qdos Entertainment have announced the headline cast for this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Following the hugely successful return of Birds of a Feather to our television screens earlier this year, one of the nation’s best-loved actresses Lesley Joseph will star as The Wicked Queen.

Joining Lesley onstage is EastEnders heartthrob and Dancing on Ice 2011 champion Sam Attwater as The Prince.

Back by popular demand, Ben Nickless (last year’s critically-acclaimed Mr Smee) returns to the Theatre Royal to play the hapless Muddles, alongside one of the theatre’s most popular pantomime dames, Andrew Ryan, who will play The Nurse.

Jonathan Kiley, executive producer of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, said: “The Theatre Royal annual pantomime provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to come together to enjoy a memorable visit to the theatre.

“We are delighted to have put together such a fabulous cast for this year’s pantomime and audiences can look forward to an unmissable production packed with comedy, sensational musical numbers together with fabulous sets and costumes. This is pantomime at its very best!”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s foremost pantomime producer, and staged by the same team that presented last year’s recording-breaking production of Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal.

The Theatre Royal’s director of sales, marketing and development, Jonathan Saville, said “We are delighted to see such a strong and talented cast announced for this year’s pantomime.

“We’ve been lucky enough to have Lesley, Ben and Andrew perform here in pantomime before and we know that our family audiences absolutely love them, or love to hate them in the case of our fabulously Wicked Queen, of course!

“There will be many surprises in store with this production, too, with some quite astonishing special effects and physical performance theatre. It’s definitely not going to be one you’ll want to miss.”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday 6th December 2014 to Sunday 11th January 2015.

Tickets start from as little as £15, with concessions and generous group discounts available, and can booked on 0115 989 5555 or online at