Stars come out for pantomime

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Tickets are on sale for star-studded panto production Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal later this year.

Following the hugely successful return of Birds of a Feather to our television screens earlier this year, one of the nation’s best-loved actresses Lesley Joseph will star as The Wicked Queen - pantomime’s ultimate villain.

Joining Lesley onstage is EastEnders heartthrob and Dancing on Ice 2011 champion Sam Attwater as The Prince.

Back by popular demand Ben Nickless (last year’s critically acclaimed Mr Smee) returns to the Theatre Royal to play the hapless Muddles, alongside one of the theatre’s most popular pantomime Dames, Andrew Ryan, who will play The Nurse.

Jonathan Kiley, executive producer of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, said: “We are delighted that Lesley and Sam, two pre-eminent figures in the world of entertainment, will lead the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Guaranteed to be another action-packed and must-see Theatre Royal Nottingham pantomime, the show will feature comedy, fabulous sets, and outrageous costumes and, as Theatre Royal Nottingham audiences have come to expect, surprises galore along the way!”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday, December 6-Sunday, January 11.

Tickets to see this Qdos Entertainment show start from £15, with concessions and generous group discounts available, and can booked on 0115 989 5555 or online at

n Comedian Tony Law will be appearing at Nottingham Glee Club on Thursday, October 23.

The larger than life stand-up will be performing his show Enter The ToneZone.

As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more, Tony Law is an electrifying live performer.

Following a sell-out tour and mammoth West End run in 2013, Tony Law is striding back out on tour this autumn with a brand new show.

Expect an evening of life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

Doors open at 6.45pm and tickets are £13/£10 (NUS). The performance is for those aged 18 and over.

More information and tickets are available at

n The theatre version of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas can be seen onstage at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal next year.

Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.

Set during World War II, the story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and devastating consequences.

Bruno’s friendship with Shmuel takes him from innocence to revelation, revealing the poetic irony that through a child’s eye everyone can appear the same.

The book was also filmed in 2008 in a cinematic version directed by British filmmaker Mark Herman (Brassed Off, Little Voice).

Brought to you by The Children’s Touring Partnership who have previously produced Swallows and Amazons and Goodnight Mister Tom, this world premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas on stage, promises to be a deeply moving and thought provoking production.

It can be seen at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham from March 17-25.

Tickets are £20 - £10 plus concessions, available on 0115 989 5555.