Meet this years Grand’s Panto cast at the Grand’s FREE family fun day!
Meet Su Pollard, Dan Whiston, Steve Royle and some very special guests at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Family Fun Day on Friday 21 August, at Stanley Park bandstand from 1pm. The Grand Theatre will be holding a FREE family fun day, hosted and broadcast live by Radio Wave at Stanley Park’s bandstand from 1-3pm on Friday 21 August.
The event will kick start the launch this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions. On the day you can meet all the stars of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsincluding beloved actress Su Pollard, Blackpool’s very own Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston, as well as BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto favourite Steve Royle – PLUS a few special guests. There’ll be lots of free, exciting things for families to do on the day, including an amazing bouncy castle, free giveaways and more! Plus of course meet all the stars of the show! The Grand will also be holding a fancy dress competition for children, the winner of which will win a family ticket to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! Come dressed as your favourite fairytale character and you could be in with a chance of winning! The competition will be judged at the Radio Wave Stage at 2:45pm.
Su Pollard, best known for playing chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in the classic TV series Hi De Hi!, has performed on the Grand Theatre’s stage several times. She appeared in the 2008 production of Shout! alongside Claire Sweeny and took on the role of the evil Miss Haversham in the 2011 production of Annie. Famed for her roles in the sitcoms Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching!, Su has also had a UK No.2 hit with the song Starting Together and released her album The Collection in 2001. More recently, Su has appeared in various TV shows such as Benidorm and Loose Women and has taken to the stage in a number of productions including Menopause the Musical, Romeo and Juliet and The Vagina Monologues.
Dan Whiston is best-known for appearing on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, taking part as a professional skater in the show for all nine series. He is the most decorated professional on the show after he and his respective partners were named Dancing on Ice Champions on three occasions (2006 with Gaynor Faye, 2010 with Hayley Tamaddon, and 2013 with Beth Tweddle). Poulton-born Dan began his career as a skater at the tender age of seven, spending most of his early years at the Pleasure Beach’s Ice Arena before and after school. He trained professionally with Phil Winston in all areas of performance including dance, drama and singing. His career highlights include being the lead skater in the Pleasure Beach’s Hot Ice Show, touring with Grease on Ice and Disney on Ice in North America, as well as in the European Tour of Holiday on Ice with Robin Cousins, and performing in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing on Ice. Daniel has also performed at the Royal Variety Performance, alongside Coldplay at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, and was an associate choreographer at the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies that year.
Steve Royle is comedian, actor, writer and BBC Radio presenter and now in his 12th year of Grand Theatre panto! For over 12 years Steve could be found in the guise of Mad Edgar the court jester at Camelot theme park where he presented over 2000 Crazy Juggling Shows. He has also supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour and was voted Entertainer of the Year at the recent Red Rose Awards. His many TV appearances have included Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy, That’s Entertainment (Granada), Stand-up Britain (Granada), Give Your Mate A Break (Granada), The Afternoon Show, Talk Of The North and The Things You Do For Love. Steve is also co-founder of the Slaughterhouse- Live (“Laughter” with an “S”) character comedy nights. The group regularly perform at The Comedy Store and they were nominated in the best touring show category at the Manchester Comedy Awards, losing out to Peter Kay!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be another UK Productions pantomime packed with incredible magic, musical hits, but above all huge laughs! It’s fun for all the family. A laugh-a-minute extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs features stunning sets, fabulous costumes and impressive effects!
Book early to ensure you secure the best seats – and be spellbound by the spectacular Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs FREE Family Fun Day
Stanley Park Bandstand
Friday 21 August, 1-3pm
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Call Box Office on 01253 74 33 39 or visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk
Grand Theatre Blackpool
Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016