If you love the panto as much as I do, then the Bradford panto should be already in your calendar. It’s running from 11th December to 16th January, and it’s really not an event you should miss – particularly after so long without panto fun!
Sleeping Beauty was postponed from 2020 but I’m sure it’ll be just as fantastic this year as panto legend Billy Pearce returns to bring plenty of joy to the stage.
The superstar is being joined by TV Doctor and Presenter Dr Ranj, who’ll be playing The Royal Doctor overseeing medical proceedings in the Royal Household! Dr Ranj starred in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing, though he regularly appears on ITV’s This Morning too alongside his work as a practicing doctor! He’s also got his very own new series: Extreme Food Phobics for W Channel.
He’ll be starring in the panto with Billy Pearce, who first topped the bill of the theatre’s annual festive production in 1993, winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike for nearly 30 years! He’s truly the King of Yorkshire comedy.
Chief Executive, Michael Harrison, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Dr Ranj will be joining us to bring festive cheer to our audiences in Bradford this Christmas. Dr Ranj is a fabulous personality and will be the perfect addition to our production of Sleeping Beauty.”
Adam Renton General Manager Bradford Theatres said: “The addition of Dr Ranj to our headline cast will ensure that panto returns to the Alhambra Theatre this year, bigger and better than ever before. We cannot wait to welcome customers back to share some festive magic, witness spectacular effects, laugh loudly and create some wonderful memories!”
Further casting has yet to be announced, but I for one cannot wait to see the panto when it returns in December. Visit the Bradford Theatres website for more information.