Festive family pantomime at Yvonne Arnaud

November 19, 2022| News + Events, Past Issues

Another festive family pantomime is sprouting from Yvonne Arnaud’s stage!

Peter Gordon & ensemble, Dick Whittington 2021 – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Peter Gordon, Kit Hesketh Harvey and James Merry will return to star in this year’s fun-filled family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, playing from Saturday 3 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023 (following their award-winning production of Dick Whittington!).

Jack makes a moo-ving sacrifice and bids farewell to his beloved cow in return for a magical bean-tacular investment, which has giant consequences!

Can he make an egg-cellent escape back down the beanstalk or has he really cooked his goose?!

With stunning sets, dazzling costumes and a thrilling live band, join the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for a tantalising adventure with all the sparkles, songs and side-splitting silliness you could ask for!

We’re thrilled to announce that Kit Hesketh Harvey, Peter Gordon and James Merry will return in this year’s pantomime!

Hendrix the Horrible will be played by Guildford’s favourite villain, Kit Hesketh Harvey, following his roles in nine previous Arnaud pantos!

Peter Gordon will take the role of the loveable Dame, Mary from the Dairy, in what will be his 16th Yvonne Arnaud panto appearance (oh yes it will!). Peter said: ‘It’s a real privilege to be coming back for what will be my sixteenth panto at the Arnaud! Pantomime is always a real joy, and at the Arnaud – our very special theatre – it’s just magic. I’m looking forward to getting the makeup on and getting back into those outfits! Jack and the Beanstalk will be another triumph for Guildford, Surrey and beyond!’

After joining the cast of Dick Whittington last year, Guildford resident and Guildford School of Acting alumnus James Merry will return as Simon. James is best known for his role as Simon Brooklyn Bell in CBeebies’ popular BAFTA-nominated series Waffle The Wonder Dog. James said: ‘I’m delighted to be returning for my second year of Panto at the YA. I must’ve done something right to be asked back, although after 1,500+ custard pies to the face I do think it’s the least they could do! This year’s tale of Jack and The Beanstalk looks set to be a rollicking ride of laughs and I can’t wait to get back on stage with PG, Kit and the gang. Last year’s audiences were so kind and generous, especially with the backdrop of COVID, I’m sure this year we will see more of those magic full houses. Can’t wait to see you all!’

Find out more at www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/whats-on/pantomime/jack-and-beanstalk

Peter Gordon & James Merry, Dick Whittington 2021 – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Dick Whittington 2021 – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre