The final cast and full creative team are today announced and a new production image released as boutique panto masters Charles Court Opera prepare to return to the King’s Head Theatre for a third year of pun-tastic, panto-tastic fun with the world premiere of King Tut – A Pyramid Panto.
A now legendary part of North London’s Christmas, Charles Court Opera’s seasonal are always cheeky, topsy-turvy retellings of myths, legends and fairytales. Expect both the expected and the unexpected, with fabulous musical numbers that add spark and bite to the slapstick, groan-worthy jokes and off-piste silliness, mixed up in an inventive cocktail of magic, love and cross-dressing. This is definitely the wackiest pantomime in town!
This year CCO head for the Valley of the Kings and sprinkle their madcap magic across a LUXORiously entertaining, jaw-droppingly hilarious show with a show full of bling-tastic pharoahs, sand dancing, mystery, intrigue and lots of fun, plus some incredible musical arrangements that will keep your toes tapping well into the new year. Don’t be in denial – it’s only a river in Egypt!
King Tut – A Pyramid Panto will run from Friday 24 November to Saturday 6 January.
Press night is Tuesday 28 November at 7.00pm.
The cast – many returning having starred in last year’s panto Pinocchio – is now confirmed: Alys Roberts is cool King Tut from the Valleys, Matthew R J Ward is an intrepid explorer, John Savournin and Matthew Kellett will share the role of evil Lord Conniving, Francesca Fenech is his adventurous ward, and Philip Lee has got the hump.
Director John Savournin, Musical Director David Eaton, Choreographer Tara Randell, Set Designer Sean Turner, Costume Design Mia Wallden, Lighting Design Nicholas Holdridge.
King Tut: A Pyramid Panto
Friday 24 November 2017 –
Saturday 6 January 2018
KING’S HEAD THEATRE
115 Upper Street,
London, N1 1QN