This will be a quick but extremely important update – City Varieties Music Hall has confirmed that the colossally good fun Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto will return next year! Woohoo!
Though the cast hasn’t yet been announced, I have all fingers firmly crossed that the world’s best dame (I’m taking no further questions at this time), Simon Nock, will return!
The 2022 pantomime will be Dick Whittington and, great news, tickets are on sale now so you really can’t miss the legendary music hall’s annual panto.
It’s a completely different format to the traditional Christmas pantomime, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos – from the enchanted pen of Peter Rowe – mix traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians.
To book your tickets for the 2022 show, or indeed to see if last-minute tickets might be available for this year’s panto, visit the Leeds Heritage Theatres’ website. I really do wholeheartedly recommend seeing both pantos – there is something truly special about the festive season at City Varieties.
Photograph credited to Ant Robling