South Shields Easter Panto Cast Announced
Peter Plank’s Magical Mystical Egg
South Shields Westovian Theatre
Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th April 2018
Peter Plank’s Magical Mystical Egg an Easter pantomime written by South Shields actor and writer Wayne Miller, has revealed its cast that will be bringing the laughs to the seaside town this April.
Newly formed North East theatre company Walton-Gunn Productions announced earlier this year news of a production to open at The Westovian Theatre in South Shields this Easter. They promised to deliver well known and well-loved panto faces, and they have done just that. This cast has performed to thousands in the North East, with much audience and critical acclaim. Honours they are hoping to repeat in Peter Plank’s Magical Mystical Egg.
Leading the charge as main character Peter Plank is the shows writer and creator Wayne Miller. A name known to many in for his performance as Santa’s Naughty Elf, a show that has been running at The Customs House Theatre in South Shields for ten years now.
Playing Peters love interest the feisty Bonne Belle will be former Newcastle Tyne Theatre panto and musical star, as well as Capital Radio presenter, Jo Jo Hatfield.
Bringing the mystical will be the star of last year’s Snow White at Newcastle’s NE6 Craig Richardson. A well-known face to both North and South Shields audiences, he takes on the role of CrackMee Yup.
Finally, the one who will be guaranteed to bring the boo’s as villain Gannabee Hellon will be Stephen Sullivan. Stephen was last seen gaining praise for his evil turn in Newcastle’s Times Square Panto Jack & The Beanstalk.
With such a stellar cast this Easter panto is hoping to wow its audiences, but also build up its reputation and become a tradition in the lovely seaside town.
The show’s producer and choreographer Stacy Walton say’s, “Being born and bread in South Shields I know the history of the town… and its rich, that also goes for the history of the Westovian Theatre, also known as The Pier Pavilion. Seaside towns are known for their entertainment, this theatre has seen a lot over the years and we hope to build on that. We want people coming to see the show, then coming back many times more. So, we hope Peter Plank’s Easter panto becomes part of the tradition here in South Shields.”
Writer Wayne Miller added, “With the talent we have brought into the show we can promise a good time, good laughs and good company. If those qualities aren’t enough to bring you back for more then what are? The North East boasts a high level of talent, but it also boasts audience that will take you to their hearts and make you part of their yearly traditions. So, we hope this one will be taken to the hearts of our audiences!”
Peter Planks Magical Mystical Egg has been called a cross between Aladdin and The Greatest Showman. A tale of a magical egg that has the power to grant a wish, a wish that could make a dream come true for Peter Plank. A simple lad who only has one goal, he longs to be a great showman on stage…however life isn’t as simple as Peter!
To find out if he gets his wish or the dastardly Gannabee Hellon gets in the way, grab your tickets now and find out for yourselves.
Peter Plank’s Magical Mystical Egg comes to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields from Wed 4th to Friday 6th April with performances at 12:00 & 3:30pm