Posted: Tue 11th Jun 2024

Oh yes it is! Community theatre company returns to Wrexham with legendary panto

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Oh yes it is! A local theatre company is set to bring back its legendary pantomime to Wrexham after several year gap.

Tip Top Productions will stage five performances of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the William Aston Hall at Wrexham University from Thursday 5 December – Saturday 7 December.

The community theatre company, which already has productions scheduled for both Storyhouse and Theatr Clwyd this year, is looking forward to returning to its roots in Wrexham and re-establishing the much loved Christmas tradition.

The Pantomime will one again be written and directed by local Panto legend Peter Swingler OBE, founder and former chair of Tip Top who has producing the festive favourites since the 1970s.

Speaking about bringing Tip Top’s Pantomime’s back to Wrexham, Peter said: “I am thrilled to return to Wrexham’s William Aston Hall, where my pantomime journey began in 1973.

“My history with the venue includes collaborations with the Wrexham Pantomime Company and the Kathie Dougall Pantomime Company, and the establishment of the renowned Grove Park Theatre pantomime in 1981.

“The William Aston Hall also played host to Tip Top’s inaugural Christmas production, Cinderella, way back in 1995.

“I am very much looking forward to getting started on the production, starting with auditions which will be held in June.”

In addition to “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”, Tip Top are returning to Theatr Clwyd with the classic Broadway musical “Sweet Charity” from 12 – 15 June as well as bringing back perennial favourite “Bouncers” which will run at Storyhouse in Chester from 7 – 10 August.

The company will also be returning to Storyhouse once again in October with “Tip Top at The Musicals”, a special celebration of the best of the West End and Broadway with songs from musicals old and new.

Roles up for grabs are – Snow White, Prince RobRyan, Nurse Kitty Littler (the Dame), Queen Caroline (Snow White’s nasty stepmother), Hunstman (assistant the Queen), Simon (a young, comedy role) and a loveable rabbit character, appealing especially to younger audience members.

Anyone interested in auditioning for these roles should contact Peter Swingler via email at [email protected]. Separate auditions for children to play the Seven Dwarfs will be held in September.

Full details of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Sweet Charity” and all other upcoming Tip Top Productions shows can be found at www.tiptopproductions.co.uk where tickets can be booked online.



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