The pantomime is returning to Merseyside this year - meet the cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The panto makes a return this Christmas following a year off due to COVID-19 and we have been to meet the cast of Goldilocks and ahe Three Bears.

Panto season is officially upon us, oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is! We’ve been to meet the cast of St Helens Theatre Royal’s brand-new Christmas panto, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

With Hollyoaks actor David Tag leading the cast, it has all the fun of the circus – including circus skills and stunts performed by cast members.

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Audiences are invited to join Goldilocks this festive season who, with the help of the Three Bears, tries to save her Big Top from a rival circus owner!

The cast

The Ringmaster is played by David Tag, best known for playing Sylvester ‘Sylver’ McQueen in award-winning Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

The show features a host of St Helens’ favourites cast members, who have been training for six months to master a number of circus skills and stunts which will feature in the performance, including aerial skills and hoops.

Tag is joined by Timothy Lucas as Baron Von Vippemall, Olivia Sloyan as Goldilocks, David Phipps-Davis as Dame Gertie, Scott Gallagher as Silly Billy, Jenna Sian O’Hara as Baby Bear, Harry Moore as Daddy Bear, and Chantal Amber Rose as Mummy Bear.

The creative team includes director and producer Chantelle Nolan, musical supervisor Callum Clarke, choreography by Nazene Langfield, and written by Reece Sibbald.

When is it on?

Goldilocks And The Three Bears will run at St Helens Theatre Royal from Friday, 10 December, 2021, to Sunday, 9 January, 2022.

What’s been said

Theatre manager and show director and producer Chantelle Nolan commented:“Autumn has arrived, the dark evenings are starting to draw in, so it’s definitely time to reveal our exciting and wonderful cast for this year’s St Helens’ festive spectacular. Our pantomimes are a real Christmas highlight and we’re delighted to be back in full swing for 2021 – this is going to be the greatest show on earth!

“We’re really going for it with Goldilocks And The Three Bears – a classic story but given a new spin, packed with circus fun, comedy capers, and plenty of cracking songs our audiences can all sing-a-long too. It’s been magical bringing our amazing cast together and now really cannot wait to bring the show to life this festive season.”

COVID-19 precautions

St Helens Theatre Royal has been granted the use of the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ mark.

This certifies that the venue is complying with Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of staff, performers, and audiences.