March 2023

2023 Panto Cast Announced!

Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre and producers Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce that panto favourites Paul Burling and David Ashley will return for this year’s panto season. They’ll be back in the fairest pantomime of them all Snow White From 02 – 31 December 2023. Tickets are on sale now!

2023 Panto Cast Announced - Snow White

The duo who performed together in last year’s successful pantomime Beauty and the Beast, had audiences rolling in the aisles will return this year for all the usual panto fun and frolics.

This pair are standouts. They work so well together as a comedy double act’.

Swindon Advertiser

David Ashley is mesmerizingly fantastic. Paul Burling is hysterical, wowing the audiences with his impressions and humour.’

Total Guide to Swindon

Hilarious impressionist Paul Burling made it to our screens as a finalist in 2010 in Britain’s Got Talent. He’s been amazing and thrilling audiences since on TV and stage across the UK. The panto regular said of his return:

‘I had such an amazing time at The Wyvern last year. I’m delighted to be coming back in Snow White with David! We’re looking forward to another spectacular season of silliness and can’t wait to see you there!’

Paul Burling - 2023 Panto Cast Announced
Paul Burling – 2023 Panto Cast Announced

Not only but also

Joining Paul is Swindon’s favourite dame David Ashley. His 30-year career has seen him perform across the West End in shows such as Cats, Les Misérables, Blood Brothers, Starlight Express and Me and My Girl. This year will mark his 10th Pantomime at the Wyvern Theatre.

David says: ‘I love doing panto at The Wyvern, it’s one of the highlights of my year, so I’m so excited to be coming back again. I’m already picking out my most extravagant frock!’

2023 Panto Cast Announced - panto dame david ashley
2023 Panto Cast Announced – panto dame david ashley

Laura James the Theatre Director at the Wyvern Theatre says: We are so thrilled that Paul and David will be returning to Swindon this year. They completely stole the show in last year’s Beauty and the Beast and provided some of the best comedy moments we’ve had in years. Our wonderful panto audiences clearly adored them both, and we cannot wait to welcome them back to our stage. Oh no we can’t!’

After the Magic Mirror declares Snow White to be the fairest in all the land Morgiana, the Wicked Queen, flies into a jealous rage. Will Snow White’s friends be able to save her from the Queen’s fury letting them all live happily ever after?

Mirror, mirror on the wall – which is the best pantomime of them all? Snow White of course!

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