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Dame Trott’s Panto Palaver

December 11 January 3

Cambridge Arts Theatre is proud to present our brand-new, feel-good, warm-hearted panto themed adventure like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Dave Murphy, Chief Executive at Cambridge Arts Theatre: “We thought long and hard before deciding to create this year’s show but realised that, this year more than ever before, we need to take some control of our destiny. This is us putting our best foot forward at the end of the most challenging year in our history. Amidst the COVID gloom I can promise you laughter, panto madness, feel-good songs, familiar faces and some much-needed festive cheer. Please join us for the fun.”

Count Covidula, the stupidest, baddest baddie that you’ve never heard of, is sick of the good guys winning and wants to ruin pantomime for everyone. He’s got his hands on this year’s master scripts and is rewriting the stories with unexpected and hilarious results!

Will Dame Trott and her beloved Daisy the Cow escape from the mean Giant Trumplebore? Does Dick Whittington become Mayor of London or will he be defeated in a rigged election? And will Cinderella ever marry her charming Prince, or will the Stonybroke Lockdown have her home by 10pm? One thing’s for sure: panto will never be the same again.

Our cast includes the return of Cambridge’s #1 Dame Matt Crosby, Coronation Street baddie Stephen Beckett, West End star of Mamma Mia Lucy May Barker and Isaac Stanmore, returning after his role as Buttons in 2019’s Cinderella.

Join a madcap cast of panto favourites in a Christmas show like no other, featuring the Arts Theatre’s trademark silly blend of songs and magic, joy and laughter!

Tickets from £15 (inc. booking fee)
Running time: approx. 75 minutes with no interval

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3PJ United Kingdom
01223 503333


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