Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three……let Hatton School of Performing Arts take you to a land of pure imagination in Willy Wonka’s Pantomime.
Based on themes from Roald Dahl’s magical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this show follows the story of Charlie Bucket and the search for the golden ticket that could give him the chance to finally see inside Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory. Willy Wonka’s Pantomime is packed full of song, dance, hilarity and of course…chocolate!
Taking the role of Willy Wonka is professional singer and actor Stuart Metcalfe, who is reknowned and loved throughout the area as a singer, actor and comedy performer. Gregg Mills returns to Hattons to play Charlie. After studying at Performers College in London Gregg went on to work for Disney touring the world. After the huge success of their roles in The Producers last November, Tim Ash will be playing the witty Grandpa Joe and breakdancing star Sam Rivers will once again be donning a frock as the voluptuous Mrs Gloop.
Elizabeth Smuk takes her first main role as the lovestruck reporter Cherry Sundae.
The talented cast will be supported by the Hattons Show work team dancers displaying their trademark impressive and energetic dance routines. Willy Wonka’s pantomime is the perfect recipe for great entertainment with a large dollop of all your favourite characters from the well loved original story and songs you love, but with a cup full of surprises along the way, a barrel of laughs, sprinkled with magic and all given the Hattons twist.
Willy Wonka’s Pantomime is at the YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough on Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30 at 7.30pm, Sunday January 31 at2pm.
Tickets; Adults £8 Concessions £7.50 Tickets are on sale now at the YMCA box office (01723 506750) and on line (tiny.cc/ymcatheatre).