Mayflower Theatre announces initial casting for pantomime

OH YES THEY ARE! Top trio of talent announced for annual pantomime at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre.

It has just been announced that Steve McFadden, Bobby Davro and Andrew Ryan will star in this year’s Mayflower Theatre pantomime, Dick Whittington.

In the initial announcement of the cast, it was revealed that Eastenders’ legend McFadden will play the villain King Rat, comedian Davro will be playing Idle Jack and experienced panto dame Ryan will be taking on the role for the 28th time in his career.

Dick Whittington will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the company behind Mayflower Theatre’s annual pantomime. Qdos Entertainment’s Managing Director Michael Harrison said: “I’m thrilled that Steve will be reprising his must-see role as the ultimate evil rodent, King Rat and that Bobby and Andrew will be joining him. With Steve’s ability to bring some Mitchell menace to proceedings, Bobby and Andrew’s hilarious comedy and further star casting to be announced in the coming weeks, audiences are in for yet another fantastic festive production, perfect for all the family.”

Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive Michael Ockwell added, “I am delighted that we will be bringing Britain’s best known baddie Steve McFadden alongside the hilarious Bobby Davro and Andrew Ryan to the theatre this Christmas. Great family comedy entertainment is at the heart of this production and with further star cast to announce, I know that this year’s pantomime will be the best yet”.

Audiences will join the handsome hero Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco audiences should not miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance. Dick Whittington will be brought magically to life based on Qdos Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed, Olivier Award nominated production staged at the London Palladium last year.

More details are expected to be announced soon. For more information on the production and ticket details, please see the website: 


University Of Chichester Graduate Jamie has been involved in Media and Broadcasting for over ten years. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand.

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