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Published on: Tue, 14/06/2022 - 09:07

The Lichfield Garrick Theatre has once again joined forces with Paul Hendy and Evolution Productions to bring audiences a real festive treat with this year’s #GarrickPanto.

 Lichfield legend, Sam Rabone, is back in a frock for his seventh year at the Garrick as he stars as Dame Nelly. He will also be directing the show for the fourth year running.

 Sam said: “I'm so excited to be back at the Garrick, and for me, a first! It's my first Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and I can't wait. This show is going to be hilarious, from an evil Queen to a henchman so hench he's sporting a dodgy moustache - we've got something for everyone. I'll also be directing with my favourite team of people, choreography from the legendary Simon Barnum, and music from the super Andrew Hopkins. We are in for the biggest and best show Lichfield has seen in years! I can't wait, and I hope to see you all there! Watch out Dads – I’ll be back in a frock again!”

 Joining Sam are two more familiar faces – Maria Conneely and George Akid. The eagle-eyed panto fans among you will recognise Maria from last year’s All New Adventures of Peter Pan, where she played Lizzie, and, if you can remember that far back, George was here in 2019’s panto Cinderella, where he played one of the Ugly Sisters.

 George is also thrilled to be coming back! “I am thrilled to be returning to the Garrick this year in one of my favourite places - Lichfield! I had such an awesome time in Cinderella back in 2019, and I can’t wait to be getting my moustache for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I had so much fun at the Ukraine fundraiser concert and it reminded me how much fun a Lichfield audience is to perform to. I can’t wait to see you all this Christmas!”

 Maria is also delighted to be back in Lichfield for the festive season.

 Further cast announcements will be coming soon.

Snow White promises to be a dazzling show with a brilliant cast, larger-than-life costumes, and more laughs than you can shake a poisoned apple at!

 The show opens on Thu 25th November and runs until Sat 31st December. Tickets are available NOW – you can book yours now on the Lichfield Garrick website (www.lichfieldgarrick.com) or from our Box Office on 01543 412121 (please visit our website for our current opening hours).

 Supported by Friel Homes.

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Help a family enjoy the magic of Christmas at this year’s Lichfield Garrick pantomime and other experiences throughout the year. Since 2017, over 150 families have attended our pantomime thanks to the generosity of local businesses. Without this support, these families would not have enjoyed the much-needed escape and magic of the pantomime at Christmas. For more information on how you can sponsor a family ticket this Christmas, please email Matt Clay on matthew.clay@lichfieldgarrick.com