Goldilocks And The Three Bears - New Wolsey Theatre

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Performed from Thu 24 Nov — Sat 28 Jan

Warehouse Digital

'Goldilocks and the Three Bears: the Rock 'n' Roll panto.' Beneath this gold title are two red and white circus tents, glowing against a starry night sky. Music notes swirl around the tents and in the foreground are the backs of three brown bears, differing in size, as they look towards the tents.

Dame Belinda Big Top’s circus troupe has fallen on hard times. But her ringmaster, Tommy Topper, Bobo the Clown and Ali the Aerialist have stuck by her and she is determined that the show must go on. Down the road rival circus owner, Wilberforce T. Whippum, and his two sidekicks Flog’em and Fleece’em, are coining it in with their animal acts – Dexter the dancing dromedary and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Whippum plans to buy up Belinda’s operation and pull the pegs on her beautiful travelling tent forever. But soon the girl and the bears hatch a plan to free Dexter, escape from Whippum and give Belinda’s old carnival just the boost it needs. Will Goldilocks find true love with Tommy Topper? Can Bobo the clown find a partner for his double act? Will the bears get their porridge and will Belinda get her oats?

Packed with over twenty classic songs, all played live by our multi-talented company of actor-musicians, a brand new rock ‘n’ roll pantomime to amaze and delight every member of the family.

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Cast & Creatives

Richard Costello — Wilberforce T. Whippum

Richard trained at Guildford School of Acting.

His theatre credits include: Hackney Fantom in Death of England for The National Theatre; Moment of Grace at the Hope Theatre, Islington; Never Lost at Home, Abanaza in Aladdin at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; Daniel 3 in Now And Then at Above The Stage Theatre; Captain Flash in Miss In Her Teens for Lynchpin Productions; Captain Hook in Peter Pan at Key Theatre, Peterborough; Flint and Smullet in Treasure Island at New Vic Theatre, Stoke: Korff in Tantalus at Camberley Theatre; Various roles in Matchbox Theatre, Rehearsed Readings of Abigail’s Party and Groping For Words at Farnham Rep; Bailiff in Is It Getting Cold In Here and Rehearsed Reading of Superheroes for Sheerdrop Theatre; Swing in Zorro The Musical at the Garrick Theatre, West End; Roger Brunton in Bad Girls The Musical at West Yorkshire Playhouse; Branigan, Calvin, The Greek in Guys & Dolls at the Donmar Warehouse; Macbeth in Macbeth at Vienna’s English Theatre; Reporter in How I Got That Story at the Finborough Theatre; Steve in Bodychecks for Common People Productions; Owen in Island for Trestle Theatre Company; Philostrate in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet for R J Williamson Company; Various roles in NewsRevue at Canal Cafe Theatre; Turbot in The Amazons for Just The Ticket Theatre; Zeus and Dionysus in Pandemonium at the Edinburgh Festival; Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Polsden Lacey Theatre; Oliver in As You Like It at Chilworth Manor.

Richard’s television and film credits include: The Suspect for ITV; Brussels for Apple TV; Sebastian in Gladiator for Dreamworks; Helmsman in Vikings: The Ambush for Ridley Scott Associates; Villain in Reprisal for Samuel Caws Productions; The Big Man in The Bicycle Thief for Park Bench Productions; Crimewatch for the BBC; Radio Werewolf for Sightline Productions.

Richard was part of the ensemble on the radio recording of South Pacific with Birmingham Symphony Hall. He was awarded Song of the Week by Kerrang Radio for his song ‘Sin City.’

Hannah Baker — Fleece'em

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Hannah’s previous stage credits include: Banter Jar (London Fringe Theatre Tour); Beauty and the Beast (Leeds City Varieties); Lifeline R&D (The Charing Cross Theatre); The 39 Steps (OVO Theatre); Peter Pan (Alban Arena); Twelfth Night, Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre York); Twelfth Night (OVO Theatre); Aladdin (New Wolsey Theatre); World in Progress (The Other Palace and Edinburgh Fringe); Brass (Union Theatre).

Her screen credits include Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (Debbie Isitt).

Will Hamilton — Flog'em

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Will graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in May 2022 and is thrilled to be making his professional debut.

Whilst training, credits include: Narrator (Blood Brothers); Hermes (Hadestown); Jean (Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol); George (Carrie); Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well); Jack Frost (Red Riding Hood: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto).

Adam Langstaff — Papa Bear

Adam trained at the Oxford School of Drama.

Work in the theatre includes: Grandma Saves the Day! (New Wolsey, Ipswich); Left My Desk (New Diorama); Oxy and the Morons (New Wolsey, Ipswich); The Who’s Tommy (U.K. tour); Roll Over Beethoven (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Jackie the Musical (U.K. tour); Beauty and the Beast, The Sword in the Stone, Sinbad, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Snow Queen (New Wolsey, Ipswich); Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera); Hot Stuff (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Our House (U.K. tour); Gawain and the Green Knight (The Yard, London); The Flying Dutchman (English National Opera); Miss Nightingale (Hippodrome Matcham Theatre & U.K. tour); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Exquisite Folly, London); Noah's Ark (Mervyn Peake Centenary Festival, Blue Elephant Theatre, London).

Film includes: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Baby Cow).

Jared Leathwood — Tommy Topper

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Jared is a northern English actor who studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Since graduating, he has appeared in David Walliams’ UK tour of Billionaire Boy, as well as Nintendo’s ‘Ring Fit’ commercial and Sam Fender’s ‘17 Going Under’ music video. More recently, Jared starred in Choir of Man on the inauguration of Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Encore, who then asked him to return as show captain for Choir of Man on board The Escape. Jared is excited to be a part of the show and is looking forward to playing the role of ‘Tommy Topper.’

Social Media: @JaredLeathwood

Natasha Lewis — Fairy Aurora

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Training: BA (Hons) Music - Anglia University, Cambridge; PGDip - London School of Musical Theatre

Theatre credits include: Brief Encounter (Stephen Joseph Theatre/Theatre By The Lake/New Vic/Octagon Theatre); The Boy in the Dress, Miss Littlewood (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Snow Queen (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Brassed Off (New Vic Theatre); Dick Whittington (Watford Palace Theatre); Call Me Fury (Alchymy Festival, Oxford); Aladdin (Hackney Empire); All My Sons, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Cinderella (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Oranges & Elephants (Hoxton Hall, London); The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre); The Who's Tommy (UK Tour); The Threepenny Opera (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Peter Pan In Scarlet (New Vic Theatre/Oxford Playhouse); Corbyn The Musical - The Motorcycle Diaries (Waterloo East Theatre, London); The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion (National Theatre Wales); The Life of Galileo, Promises and Lies, The BFG (Birmingham Rep); The Threepenny Opera (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Nottingham Playhouse/ Birmingham Rep/New Wolsey/ Graeae); Our House - The Madness Musical (UK Tour); Dick Whittington & His Cat (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, Rope & Dear Brutus (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); The Firework Maker's Daughter (Bloomsbury Theatre, London); The Jungle Book (UK Tour); The Vagina Monologues (Royal Festival Hall); Britain's Got Bhangra (UK Tour); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour); South Pacific (UK Tour); Dick Whittington (Barbican); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Charmin’ (Greenwich Theatre/Soho Theatre/National Theatre Studio); HMS Pinafore (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Baiju Bawra (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Cinderella (Oxford Playhouse); Emancipation Day (Soho Theatre/Theatre Royal Stratford East); Paul - A Strange Kind of Hero (Brighton Fringe); Britten's Opera A Midsummer Night's Dream (Open Hand Productions); Aladdin (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford).

Television/Film credits include: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Dir. Tim Burton, Warner Bros); Deadline (Dir. Christian Wise, Brighton Film); This England (Sky Atlantic); EastEnders (BBC); Abracadopera (Sky Arts); Rock, Paper, Scissors (BFI/Venice International Film Festival 2022).

Recording credits include: LisGoa (Ghude Records); The Rocky Horror Show (Hammersmith Palais); The Boy in the Dress - Original Cast Recording (RSC); Miss Littlewood - Original Cast Recording (RSC).

Elizabeth Rowe — Baby Bear

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Elizabeth trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the Actor-Musicianship course.

Her credits include: Mighty Woman (Workshop for JAS Theatricals at Wonderville Theatre, Haymarket); Dick Whittington and His Cat and Goldilocks and the Three Bears (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Zelda (Workshop for Creative Rights International at The Umbrella Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue); Dick Whittington (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford); Pauline in One Man, Two Guvnors (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Nancy in Oliver! With a Twist (Leicester Square Theatre); Artful Dodger in Oliver! With a Twist (Underbelly Cowbarn, Edinburgh); Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Helen in Fat Busters, the Musical (Workshop with The Park Theatre, Finsbury); Nell Gywn in Pretty, Whitty Nell (Workshop with Rogue Shakespeare Company at Etcetera Theatre, Camden); Sinbad (New Wolsey, Ipswich); Made in Dagenham (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch/New Wolsey, Ipswich); Jane Eyre (Jackson Lane Theatre); Joan in Touched (Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Karamel Club, London).

Elizabeth can also be seen performing with UK Fleetwood Mac as Christine McVie.

Tasha Shanade — Mama Bear

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Tasha Shanade is a trained musical theatre performer that graduated in 2016 and has performed all over the UK as well as overseas including leading production shows at 5* hotels based in Mallorca (Iberostar,) Abu Dhabi (Farrah Entertainment), and Devon (Bourne Leisure), as well as appearing as Andrea at Legoland in the LegoFriends. Earlier this year she toured UK theatres with The Little Mix Show alongside gigging as ‘Scary’ in Wannabe: The Spice Girl Show (Red Entertainment).

Most recently Tasha Shanade has been working with Sophisticated Entertainment in many projects such as The Christmas Express, Jubilee show, and Belissima Girl Group. Her earlier credits include being a part of the kids’ choir in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, both West End (Adelphi Theatre) and the tour (Bill Kenwright).

Tasha Shanade also grew up performing in pantomimes at the Kenneth More Theatre with Palmerstone Stage School and can’t wait to return to panto-land this Christmas.

Steve Simmonds — Dame Belinda Big Top

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Theatre includes: Rewind/Record in Alice in Wonderland (Liverpool Playhouse/Plymouth Theatre Royal); James/Mr Burney in The Invincibles (Queen’s Theatre/New Wolsey); Operation Julie (Theatr na nog); George Mole in Adrian Mole (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Belinda Bigtop in Goldilocks (New Wolsey Theatre); Samuel Byck in Assassins (Watermill Theatre/Nottingham Playhouse); Grandma in Grandma Saves the Day, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, Guys And Dolls, Aladdin, Never Lost at Home (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); As You Like It Workshop (National Theatre); The Threepenny Opera (Bolton Octagon); The Lady in the Van (Theatre Royal Bath); The Who's Tommy (New Wolsey Theatre/Ramps on the Moon); Made in Dagenham (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch/New Wolsey Theatre); Return to the Forbidden Planet 25th Anniversary Tour (Forbidden Planet Musicals, directed by Bob Carlton); 20th Century Boy, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre); The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Musical Productions); Aladdin and Cinderella (Stafford Gatehouse); Lend Me a Tenor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 12th Night, The Servant of Two Masters, Gaslight, Bouncers, It's a Fine Life (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch); The Comedy Of Babi Babbett, Noah Babel's Ark (Rude Mechanicals); Mack and Mabel (West End – Adam Kenwright/Watermill); Pinafore Swing (Watermill/No.1 Tour).

TV includes: Love Soup (BBC) and, prior to training, he played Stitch in Oliver!, directed by Sam Mendes at the London Palladium.

Bobo, the clown

'Goldilocks and the Three Bears: the Rock 'n' Roll panto.' Beneath this gold title are two red and white circus tents, glowing against a starry night sky. Music notes swirl around the tents and in the foreground are the backs of three brown bears, differing in size, as they look towards the tents.

Lucy Wells — Goldilocks

Lucy trained on the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford and has since gained the following theatre credits: Beauty and the Beast, The Sword in the Stone, Sinbad, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Aladdin, The Snow Queen (New Wolsey Theatre); Roll Over Beethoven, Steel Magnolias (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); The Scarecrows’ Wedding (Scamp, Leicester Square Theatre); Justin’s Band (UK tour); The Runner (Theatre Deli); A Midsummer Night’s Nap, Henny Penny (The Garage Theatre); BBC 10 Pieces Live (UK tour).

She has also appeared in BBC Radio 4 dramas Now, Love and Life Chances and the short film Ray which premiered at Flatpack Film Festival earlier this year.

Representation: Wintersons

Peter Rowe — Director & Writer

Peter Rowe is a director and writer and former Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre.

After training at the Thorndike Theatre, Peter became the Artistic Director for the Southampton-based Solent People’s Theatre and then for the London Bubble Theatre Company touring London in a big top tent. He has held three other Artistic Directorships at the Gateway Theatre, Chester, Liverpool Everyman and, between 2000 and 2022, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Freelance work has included productions for regional theatres and touring companies up and down the country. He has directed Boyband and Return to the Forbidden Planet in the West End and national tours of Once and Leader of the Pack.

Recently he has directed Tony!: The Tony Blair Rock Opera at The Park, and The Birds and the Bees on its East Anglian tour, both heading out on national tours in Spring 2023.

As a writer his work includes twelve record-breaking Christmas Rock ‘n’ Roll pantomimes, 20th Century Boy, The Marc Bolan story, a Kurt Weill compilation, Songs from a Hotel Bedroom, In These Shoes using the songs of Kirsty MacColl, and he has co-written two original musicals – Midsummer Songs and Trio – both produced here at the New Wolsey.


Cleo Pettitt — Set & Costume Designer

Training: B.A. (hons) Theatre Design & M.A. Scenography, U.C.E. Birmingham; Linbury Prize for Stage Design finalist, 1997; nominated for Best Set Design 2017, 2019 & 2021 (Great British Panto Awards) – Winner in 2021.

Cleo is delighted to be designing the legendary Ipswich panto for the first time. She regularly designs many others, including for Watford Palace Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Belgrade Coventry, Palace Theatre Westcliff, The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton and costumes for the Hackney Empire.

Other shows – in Bermuda: Mamma Mia!; The Pirates of Penzance; South Pacific; The Producers; Jesus Christ Superstar; Oliver!; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Into the Woods; Dreamgirls; Cabaret; Beauty and the Beast; The Full Monty; Ragtime; The History Boys; Fiddler on the Roof; The Addams Family.

In Dubai: Fame; Blood Brothers; Woman in Black; Annie; High School Musical (1 & 2); Abigail's Party; Don't Dress For Dinner; Dial M for Murder; The Sound of Music (Time Out Award: Best Musical), transferred to Bahrain and Qatar.

In Canada: the opening two seasons for the Montgomery Theatre, Prince Edward Island, with works from Wilde to Coward and Shaw.

Opera: The Marriage of Figaro (Lyric, Hammersmith); Cosi Fan Tutte, Tosca (Christ’s Hospital, Horsham); Simon Boccanegra, The Merry Widow (Bloomsbury Theatre); Don Giovanni, Heaven (Charing Cross). For Anchorage Opera, Alaska: The Magic Flute; The Sound of Music; The Pirates of Penzance.

Other work includes: Bad Days and Odd Nights (Caryl Churchill plays, Greenwich Theatre); Grandma Saves the Day! The Giles Family Musical (New Wolsey Theatre); Dracula (Cheltenham Everyman/national tour - costumes); A Christmas Carol (Players Theatre, New York); Missing Persons (Trafalgar Studios, London); Art (Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds); Ladies Cage (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester); Macbeth, Robin Hood, The Snow Queen (Creation Theatre, Oxford); Around the World in Eighty Days (Liverpool Playhouse); The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Cyclops (The Scoop, South Bank); Company (Palace Theatre, Westcliff); Swollen Tongues (National Tour); Trust Byron (Gate Theatre and Tour); Joyisms (Looking Glass Theatre, Off-Broadway); A Christmas Carol (Players Theatre, Greenwich Village, New York).

Ben Goddard — Musical Supervisor

Ben has a BA Hons in Music from Leeds University and trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Ben has Musically Directed countless Rock ‘n’ Roll shows in the UK and around the world. For the last 20 years Ben has been working as Musical Director for the New Wolsey Theatre on productions including Never Lost at Home, One Man, Two Guvnors, Once, Oxy and the Morons, Our Blue Heaven, Mods and Rox, Little Shop of Horrors and many Rock ’n’ Roll pantos. He composed the music for the recent production of Trio and Midsummer Songs seen in 2014 at the New Wolsey.

He has also written music for plays at Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Playhouse, a score for a musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona which had a successful run in Seoul, Korea, an original score for Macbeth for the Gale Theatre in Barbados and arranged music for many other productions nationwide. He recently MD’d and toured with The All Balls and Glitter Tour with Craig Revel Horwood. Ben orchestrated and supervised the National tours of Tom – a new musical about the life of Tom Jones – and Jackie The Musical, and MD’d Made in Dagenham and The Hired Man for the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. He is a Musical Director for EastEnders and regularly enjoys playing piano in the Queen Vic.

As an actor, theatre credits include Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet (USA Broadway Tour, Nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Nöel Coward Theatre, West End); Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (Olivier nomination for best Company Performance - Comedy Theatre, West End and Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Arnauld Du Tihl in Martin Guerre (Watermill Theatre); Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar (National and European Tour). Also for Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Kelly in The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre); Edward Ireton in Two Cities (Salisbury Playhouse) for Howard Goodhall; Juan in Murderous Instincts (Savoy Theatre); Detective Sergeant Trotter in The Mouse Trap (St Martins Theatre); Damien in Old Big ‘Ead in The Spirit of the Man (Nottingham Playhouse & Tour); Sanders-Draper in The Good Intent and Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Charles B Cochrane in Over my Shoulder (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Paris in Romeo and Juliet, ensemble in Oh! What a Lovely War and Amiens in As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Horatio in Hamlet and Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing (Ludlow Festival); Inigo Jollifant in The Good Companions (Belgrade Theatre Coventry); Dandini in Cinderella –The Panto with Soul (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Balthazar in Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange Manchester); Boy in Kiss the Sky (Shepherds Bush Empire).

Television/Film credits include: Demon in Gulliver's Travels with Jack Black; Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd; Lt Walton in The Somme: From Defeat to Victory (BBC); Crispin Yates in Trial and Retribution (BBC); Neville in London Bridge (Carlton Television); Guy in Bugs (BBC); Celebrity Gogglebox with Craig Revel Horwood (C4).


Sundeep Saini — Choreographer

Sundeep is an Offie nominated movement director & choreographer.

Credits Include: Ladies Down Under (New Vic Theatre); Brief Encounter (Royal Exchange Theatre); Mind the Monsters (Oxford Playhouse); The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (Octagon Theatre Bolton/Theatre by the Lake/SJT); The Trial of Josie K (Unicorn Theatre); Ladies Day (New Vic & Octagon Theatre Bolton); Richard II (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Jack Frost and the Search for Winter (UK Tour); Brown Girls Do It Too (Soho Theatre & UK Tour); The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Comedy of Errors (Roman Theatre of Verulamium); Passion (Hope Mill Theatre); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Anthem (Wales Millennium Centre); The Princess & the Pea (UK Tour); Aladdin (The Capitol); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Maltings); Billy the Kid (NYMT); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (East London Shakespeare Festival); Dick Whittington, Dame Terry’s Very Merry Christmas (Watford Palace); Squad Goals (Dagenham & Redbridge FC); As You Like It (National Theatre Public Acts Production); Grandma Saves the Day, Goldilocks & the Three Bears (New Wolsey Theatre); Never Never, Robin Hood, Christmas Allsorts, Jack & the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch).

Richard G. Jones — Lighting Designer

Richard lit the actor-musician Broadway Production of Sweeney Todd at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, New York, for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design.

Richard’s theatre credits include: Only Fools and Horses: the Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, The Gondoliers, Mack and Mabel, Carmen (West End); The Children, Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde, Breaking the Code and Venus in Fur (English Theatre Frankfurt); Alan Partridge Live Tour, Strictly Professionals 2022, The League of Gentlemen Live Again!, Supervet, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse Legends Tour, Strictly Confidential, The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tours, Dancing On Ice (UK Arena Tours); the new version of Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom Musical, Still Game, Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Calamity Jane, Son of a Preacher Man, Beautiful Thing, Murder, Margaret and Me, Wuthering Heights, Rasputin, Candide, All Quiet on the Western Front, Pinafore Swing, The Hot Mikado, Canterbury Tales, Spongebob Squarepants: The Sponge that could Fly, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Diary of Anne Frank (UK National Tours); Dynamo Seeing is Believing and The Catherine Tate Show Live (South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Tours).

He is delighted to be working on this production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears here at the New Wolsey, having previously lit eight pantos in Ipswich! He also spent over 20 years lighting pantomime at York Theatre Royal. He is currently working on designs for Snow White at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London, Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House and Celebrating Christmas with the Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as well as designing national tours for next year for Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, Strictly Professionals and Strictly Presents.

Sound Designer

'Goldilocks and the Three Bears: the Rock 'n' Roll panto.' Beneath this gold title are two red and white circus tents, glowing against a starry night sky. Music notes swirl around the tents and in the foreground are the backs of three brown bears, differing in size, as they look towards the tents.

Debbie O'Brien — Casting Director

West End/UK Tours include: The Choir of Man; Dirty Dancing; Thriller Live; American Idiot; Knights of the Rose; 20th Century Boy; The Knowledge; Close to You; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Sinatra; Our House; Starlight Express; Mum’s the Word; Jackie; I Was a Rat; Grease; The Snowman, Flashdance; The King and I; Showboat; Dancing in the Streets; The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas; Daisy Pulls It Off; The Harder They Come; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Saturday Night Fever; Fame; Peter Pan; The Pirates of Penzance; Smokey Joe’s Café; The Rocky Horror Show; Doctor In the House; Mahabharata; Anything Goes; What a Feeling; A Chorus Line; A Tribute to the Blues Brothers.

Regional and international productions include: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera; Trio; Playboy of the West Indies; The Birds and the Bees; Never Lost at Home; Friends! The Musical Parody; Hugh Jackman The Show; Cruel Intentions; Friends the Musical Parody; Menopause the Musical; Starlight Express; Once; We’ll Live and Die In These Towns; The Noise Boys; Kinky Boots; Million Dollar Quartet,; Jersey Boys; Rock of Ages; Room; Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin; Oxy and the Morons; The Last Five Years; Five Guys Named Moe; The BFG.

Children’s casting includes: Waitress; The King and I; Avalanche; The Bodyguard; Caroline or Change; Annie; Medea; The Sound of Music.

Recorded media includes: Mimi’s World; Waybuloo; Grandpa In My Pocket; What’s Your News; Planet Cook.

Reviews of Goldilocks And The Three Bears

What the press say

★★★★★ 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' is the latest tale to get the Rock 'n' Roll treatment and, my, did the cast get it just right! …This is an incredible achievement coming off the back of last year's award-winning 'Jack and the Beanstalk' …the vocals of this year's cast are bigger than ever before.'

East Anglian Daily Times

'Enough energy on stage to power up the National Grid... a fabulous night’s entertainment'

British Theatre Guide

'Top notch'


What the public say

I watched this today, absolutely brilliant. Loved every minute. The acting, music and songs were fabulous.


Pure enjoyment from start to finish. A welcome escape from today’s world. Highly talented actors and musicians. Thank you

Kate Pearce

Fabulous performers! Brilliant production... Best panto experience money can buy! Thankyou to all at The NWT!

Jane Daly

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