Casting for the London stage show Potted Panto has been revealed with former School of Rock the Musical alum Gray Trainor boarding the family friendly show.
Trainor joins Daniel Clarkson, who co-wrote the show with Jefferson Turner, as lead performers with Charlotte Payne cast as The Fairy and assistant stage manager and Joseph Peters as Mr Nut and assistant stage manager.
Kevin Yates and Liam Jeavons have been cast as alternate performers Trainor and Clarkson.
Potted Panto tickets are now on sale with the show beginning performances at the Garrick Theatre London from 11 December 2021.
Writer and star Daniel Clarkson said: “We are so excited to be coming back to the Garrick with ‘Potted Panto’ this Christmas. After our 10th anniversary season was cut short last year, this year’s ‘10th plus one’ promises to be the biggest and best yet!”
Now a staple of the London pantomime season, Potted Panto is a mad cap dash through 7 classic pantomimes in 70 minutes. The fun-loving show is suitable for all age groups – although it is a kids shows for 6+ .
“I’m delighted to bring Dan and Jeff’s wonderfully funny show ‘Potted Panto’ back to the West End, offering London’s families the chance to enjoy seven classic pantomime stories in 70 hilarious minutes. And with tickets from just £20, this is the perfect treat for everyone. We are excited to be welcoming Gary Trainor to the cast co-starring with Daniel Clarkson. After touring extensively with our sister show ‘Potted Potter’ around the world, this is the first time we’ve been able to bring Gary into the ‘Potted Panto’ family for our latest West End run.” Producer James Seabright said.
Other 2021 London panto shows suitable for families include Pantoland at the Palladium and Aladdin at the Lyric Hammersmith. If you’re looking for an adult panto – head over to Tuck Shop’s Dick Whittington – it’s sure to raise an eyebrow. You can find out what London Christmas shows are on in 2021 here.