Potted Panto returns to London’s West End for 2021 – here’s all you need to know.
The panto extravaganza offers up a unique take on seven classic pantomime stories in 70 minutes.
The hit show has had regular runs in London for more than a decade and will run at the Garrick Theatre in London from 11 December 2021 to 9 January 2022.
The cast will be led by Daniel Clarkson and Gary Trainor with Kevin Yates and Liam Jeavons (as alternates).
Charlotte Payne plays The Fairy and assistant stage manager and Joseph Peters plays Mr Nut and assistant stage manager.
In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.
The piece is written by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst with direction by Hurst, set design by Simon Scullion, costume design by Nicky Bunch, music by Phil Innes, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Tom Lishman.
Writer and star Daniel Clarkson said: “We are so excited to be coming back to the Garrick with ‘Potted Panto’ this Christmas. After our 10th anniversary season was cut short last year, this year’s ‘10th plus one’ promises to be the biggest and best yet!
“With seven different pantomimes in just one sitting, it’s going to be bigger laughs, bigger doses of Christmas magic and bigger servings of custard pies than ever before! And to be honest I’m just thrilled to be doing something that’s not over Zoom for a change!”
Producer James Seabright added: “I’m delighted to bring Dan and Jeff’s wonderfully funny show ‘Potted Panto’ back to the West End, offering London’s families the chance to enjoy seven classic pantomime stories in 70 hilarious minutes. And with tickets from just £20, this is the perfect treat for everyone.
“We are excited to be welcoming Gary Trainor to the cast co-starring with Daniel Clarkson. After touring extensively with our sister show ‘Potted Potter’ around the world, this is the first time we’ve been able to bring Gary into the ‘Potted Panto’ family for our latest West End run.”