First look at the stars of Mayflower Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto

Here’s your first taste of this year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre.

The festive production will run from Saturday, 9 December – Sunday, 31 December 2023 with an all star cast.

Britain’s Got Talent winners and street dance sensations Ashley Banjo and Diversity will be joined by stage, screen, and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins.

Ashley Banjo and Diversity 'Prince Ashley and the Royal Guards'
Ashley Banjo and Diversity ‘Prince Ashley and the Royal Guards’. Credit: Stuart Martin
Ashley Banjo 'Prince Ashley' and Kirsty Ingram 'Snow White'.
Ashley Banjo ‘Prince Ashley’ and Kirsty Ingram ‘Snow White’. Credit: Stuart Martin

Also on the cast are award-winning Actor and Stand-up Comedian Kev Orkian and musical theatre performers Kirsty Ingram and Rachel Stanley.

Ashley Banjo and Diversity will play Prince Ashley and The Palace Guards, Christopher Biggins will play The Man in the Mirror, Kev Orkian will play Muddles, Kirsty Ingram will play Snow White and Rachel Stanley will play The Wicked Queen.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is staged by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, led by Michael Harrison and the creative team behind recent Mayflower Theatre Christmas successes including last year’s production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Rachel Stanley 'Queen Dragonella' and Christopher Biggins 'The Man in the Mirror'.
Rachel Stanley ‘Queen Dragonella’ and Christopher Biggins ‘The Man in the Mirror’. Credit: Stuart Martin
Cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Credit: Stuart Martin

Michael Harrison said: “Christopher Biggins is an absolute master of the panto artform. Combining his talent with the sensational stage presence of Ashley Banjo & Diversity and the immense talent of Kev, Rachel and Kirsty will guarantee a truly spectacular family pantomime for our Mayflower Theatre audiences this Christmas.”

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive added: “What an exceptional cast we have this year. I am thrilled that panto royalty in the form of the one and only Christopher Biggins is joining us in a very special role, he is loved by audiences across the UK. On top of Biggins and Diversity, I am delighted that the hilarious Kev Orkian alongside Kirsty Ingram and Rachel Stanley will mean our star cast is once again providing the very best in festive cheer to our audiences from far and wide. ”

For more information and tickets, visit mayflower.org.uk

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.