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Rock ‘n’ Roll Dick Whittington set for Leeds

The celebrated Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at the City Varieties Music Hall is set to hit Leeds again this season. This much-loved brand of panto has been delighting families for the last three years and is all set to open on 29th November with Dick Whittington.

The cast of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is made up of highly skilled actor-musicians who play the rocking soundtrack live on stage.  There are some familiar faces returning to the this year’s production; Leeds lad Kenny Davies, playing Billy Bungalow, Hollie Cassar as Fairy Bowbells and Simon Nock – who debuted as the Dame last year and once again dons the dress, lipstick and wigs to play the role of Sarah the Cook.

New to the cast is Tom Milner. Tom trained at Intake Performing Arts School in Leeds and made his name as Ollie In CITV’s Barking, Paul Langley in Waterloo Road and Ben Eddon in Holby City.

The City Varieties’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto has everything you would expect from a traditional family pantomime – slapstick comedy, audience interaction and outlandish costumes –  with the bonus of  a rocking soundtrack and the now-legendary ‘boulder fight’.

“Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos are hugely popular and are now, in their 4th year, a Leeds’ tradition” says Ian Sime, General Manager at City Varieties. “The incredible atmosphere has audiences dancing in the aisles and because the soundtrack is played live on stage there is a real party atmosphere. You won’t see anything like this anywhere in Yorkshire. It’s a real treat.”

Dick Whittington the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is at City Varieties Music Hall from Saturday 29th November 2014 to Sunday 11th January 2015. Tickets are on sale now priced from £14 to £23. Concessions and group discounts available. Book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 08 08 or online at

Samuel Payne
Samuel Payne
Reviewer of Theatre in the North, including releases of classic film and television.

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