Bobby Davro - panto

TV and stage comedian Bobby Davro and X Factor finalist Amelia Lily will star in Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto at Crewe Lyceum Theatre this year.

Davro and Lily will also be joined by Cheshire’s best-loved panto dame, Malcolm Lord, for the production to run from December 10 to January 2.

Davro is well-known for his illustrious TV career which has seen him present his own series Bobby Davro on the Box, Bobby’s Sketch Pad, TV Weekly, Public Enemy Number One, Rock with Laughter and Run the Risk, and host 65 episodes of Winner Takes All.

He has also appeared in EastEnders playing loveable rogue Vinnie Monks, donned skates on Dancing on Ice, and came fourth in Celebrity Big Brother.

No stranger to pantomime, Davro has delighted theatre audiences year after year as one of panto-land’s most sought-after comedians and will be Princess Beauty’s best friend, Muddles.

Singer and television personality Lily became a household name when she achieved third place in the eighth series of The X Factor, going on to reach number 2 in the UK Charts with her single You Bring Me Joy.

In 2017 she was runner-up in Celebrity Big Brother and in 2020 she began appearing as a series regular in the hit MTV reality series Geordie Shore.

Amelia Lily alongside Bobby Davro

Amelia Lily

Lily has starred in lead roles in Green Day’s American Idiot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Shrek the Musical and earlier this year she started touring alongside S Club, with further dates to be announced.

She will play Princess Beauty.

Bobby and Amelia will be joined by Crewe’s best-loved Dame, Malcolm Lord who returns for his fifth Christmas season at the Lyceum.

Having performed for over four decades on television and theatre Malcolm is best-known through appearing for 13 years in the classic children’s programme Rainbow for ITV, initially playing George, the pink hippo, and then taking on the role of Bungle Bear.

Sleeping Beauty is produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes.

Chief Executive Michael Harrison said: “The combination of the legendary comic talent of Bobby Davro and the stunning vocals of Amelia Lily will create a truly magical show for our Crewe Lyceum audience this Christmas.

“With the return of our lovable dame Malcolm Lord, a talented cast and a script packed with family-friendly humour, Sleeping Beauty really will be the pantomime of your dreams!”

Lyceum Theatre Director Adam Knight added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Crossroads Pantomimes to bring the magic of pantomime back to Crewe this Christmas.

“With a stellar cast to celebrate the return of live performances with your family and friends, we can’t wait to welcome you back for this year’s bigger, better and brighter production of Cheshire’s favourite family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty!”

Sleeping Beauty runs from Friday 10 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022.

Tickets are available now from crewelyceum.co.uk

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