Theatre

Pantomimes

For as long as Richard can remember he has always been to see the Nottingham Playhouse Pantomime at Christmastime (every panto bar one since approximately 1998). When the opportunity arose to write his own pantomime at university, he leapt on it. This led to a series of pantomimes over the next few years aimed at specific audiences (Cambridge University students; and the staff, friends and family of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham). When the next opportunity arises to write another panto, Richard will be ready and waiting.

Aladdin: A Christ’s College Pantomime (2013)

Performed by Christ’s Amateur Dramatics Society at the Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, Cambridge in December 2013.

  • Writer
  • Theatre Tech

Unbelievable sights and indescribable feelings await as Aladdin attempts to get the girl of his dreams, Princess Jasmine, and save his mother’s failing launderette business! With his brother, Wishy Washy, in tow, the two are about to be flung into a world of magical genies, evil men with talking parrots, good old fashioned musical numbers and the occasional dirty joke…

Cinderella: A Christ’s College Pantomime (2014)

Performed by Christ’s Amateur Dramatics Society at Christ’s College, Cambridge in December 2014.

  • Writer
  • Starred as Buttons
  • Sound Design

A dream is a wish your heart makes… Yet, will wishes be enough for Cinderella to escape her evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine, and her two ugly stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella?Will Buttons ever confess his love to Cinderella or will he have to let it go? Will Prince Charming ever get to do what he wants? More importantly – will Cinderella be home by the stroke of midnight? There really is only one way to find out!

The TRCH Staff COD Panto 2016: Jack and the Beanstalk

Performed by the staff of the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall on the Theatre Royal Third Stage in January 2017.

  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Creative Director
  • Starred as Danny

Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, the TRCH Staff invite you to a staff pantomime of epic proportions. When Jack is forced to sell Daisy the Cow at market he makes the questionable decision to buy some magic beans from a mystical Enchantress. What will his mother, Dame Trot, say? Will Jack be able to bring riches to his family with the help of his friends Annie and Danny? And just what does the Giant Blunderbore and his evil servant Mrs Grump have in store for our heroes?

Poster for The TRCH Staff COD Panto 2016: Jack and the Beanstalk