3 Nov 2015 Press Release

The New Wolsey Theatre are pleased as ever to announce the full cast for The Sword In The Stone – The Rock’n’Roll Panto, running from Thursday 27 November until Saturday 31 January 2015, which has been kindly sponsored by Ipswich Building Society.

This year’s cast of talented actor-musicians feature some familiar faces from previous New Wolsey Theatre shows, tours and pantomimes. These include: last year’s Beauty from Beauty and the Beast Lucy Wells as Guinevere, Sean Kingsley (Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty), Daniel Carter Hope (Beauty and the Beast, Dick Whittington); Adam Langstaff (Beauty and the Beast, Our House UK Tour, Miss Nightingale), and previous rock’n’roll panto favourite Steve Simmonds who last appeared in Sleeping Beauty as Mordred. Also returning to the New Wolsey stage is Georgina White who featured as Bryony in Up On The Roof and Sister Georgina in Forever Young.

This year’s Dame will be played by Graham Kent who last visited the New Wolsey Theatre to appear in thriller And Then The Dark. His previous stage work has included Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Miss Saigon (Drury Lane), playing the lead role of The Engineer on several occasions, Aladdin (Shaw Theatre) and Tintin in Tibet (Barbican).

New to the New Wolsey Theatre rock’n’roll pantos this year are: Barnaby Southgate whose credits include The Commitments (Palace Theatre/ Jamie Lloyd) and various roles in Eastern Angles’ Parkway Dreams; Rob Falconer – Musical Director of the multi-award winning Mischief Theatre Company, who most recently won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for their show The Play That Goes Wrong, and Sandy Grigelis whose credits include Carnaby Street The Musical (UK Tour), Carnaby Street The Concert (UK Tour) and Loserville (Union Theatre).

This brand new pantomime has been written by the New Wolsey’s Artistic Director Peter Rowe who also directs, with musical direction from Ben Goddard. Designing this year’s set and costumes will be Barney George, and for the first time in their pantomime history the theatre’s creative team will be using a magic consultant, Oliver Meech.

Alongside this news, the team is also excited to announce a new sponsor for the rock’n’roll pantos – Ipswich Building Society. The organisation has kindly agreed to sponsor the New Wolsey’s sell-out pantomimes for the next three years.

It’s the end of the war and the Barbarians have been beaten back! But now the time has come to unite the seven kingdoms together by crowning the bravest knight of all as the rightful King of all the Britons. Join Merlin, Guinevere, Kay and the stunning Dame Bernadette Broadbottom to discover just who pulled the sword from that stone!

With favourite tunes including: I’m Going To Rain On Your Parade, You Got The Love, Come On Baby Light My Fire and Backstreet’s Back…

…It’s time to Rule The World

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked through the Tickets Sales Team by calling 01473 295900 or by booking online at where there is the option to live chat with the team should you have any further questions.