‘Panto king’ back for one last time

Panto king Kenneth Alan Taylor will be back at Nottingham Playhouse for one last time later this year.

He is to star as Dame Daisy in the production of Jack And The Beanstalk, running at the theatre from November 29-January 18.

It will be his 30th pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse and as well as starring in it, he is also writing and directing the family show.

So make sure you come along prepared for melodious music, madness, crazy costumes and glitter aplenty ini his magical winter treat for all the family.

This is the same pantomime that Kenneth started with at Nottingham Playhouse, all those years ago.

Joining Kenneth in this production at the Playhouse are panto favourites John Elkington, Rebecca Little and Daniel Hoffman-Gill.

Jack may well have his head in the clouds but he could do with a bit more fee-fi-fo-fun in his life. But he’s about to climb to new heights in this giant of a magical adventure.

For ticket details, call the box office at Nottingham Playhouse on 0115 9419419.

There will also be a special Pantomime Gala on December 11.

On December 11 1963, the ‘new’ Nottingham Playhouse opened.

Exactly 50 years later, the theatre will celebrate this remarkable occasion with a special performance of the pantomime, featuring guests, bubbly and surprises. It gets under way at 6.30pm. Tickets are £50.

While we’re looking a little further ahead to Christmas, remember that Marcus Collins and Cheryl Fergison are to be the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby’s Assembly Rooms (December 4-January 5) with crowd favourite Mike ‘Squeaky’ McClean returning for his third successive year at the venue.

David Hasselhoff stars in Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Nottingham (December 7-January 12) and Derby Theatre is the venue for Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas (December 6 -January 11).