Blue Peter legend and regular panto dame Peter Duncan is to launch an online pantomime.
With many of this year’s panto productions cancelled, Duncan has announced Panto Online which will be filmed on location and streamed later this year.
Profits from Panto Online will be supporting six fantastic charities and youth projects: POhWer, Clothe Me, British Youth Music Theatre, Prost8, Scouts and Best Beginnings.
Panto Online will present a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes and even a real beanstalk!
It will stream online between December 4 and January 10 with tickets on sale online here from an early bird price of £15.
Peter Duncan said: “It is a national tragedy that pantomimes in theatres across the land have been cancelled this year. Panto is as much a part of Christmas as turkey and all the trimmings, Father Christmas and Carols.
“We sincerely hope our traditional production of Jack and the Beanstalk will be a great Christmas event for all the family to look forward to watch together and at the same time raise money for six charities.”
The cast will led by Duncan playing Dame Trott with Ian Talbot as Squire Shortshanks, Sam Ebeneezer as Jack Trott, Sarah Moss as Jill Shortshanks, Nicola Blackman as The Garden Fairy, Jos Vantyler as Fleshcreepy, Yuval Shvartsman as Giant Blunderbore and Josh Freeman as Wolf Beast.
Making up the ensemble are Charlie Booker, Matthew Dawkins, Daisy English, Bessy Ewa, Ben Westhead, Morgan Wilcox.
Duncan has also written the panto and will direct together with Ian Talbot (also executive producer).
The full creative team is made up of Producer/Production Manager Denise Silvey, Musical Director Colin Cattle, Choreographer Julia Redburn, Set & Props Design Peter Humphrey, Cameraman Luke Roberts, Sound Matthew Case, Wardrobe Master/Costume Makes David Morgan, Production Coordinator Annie Francis, Publicist Kevin Wilson, Marketing Emma Martin, Assistant to the Producer Daisy English.