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Further Casting Announced For Panto in a Pickle!

Award-winning comedian Tucker will join Richard Gauntlett in the festive production.


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Award-winning comic entertainer Tucker will join Norwich’s favourite pantomime Dame Richard Gauntlett in this year’s Panto in a Pickle!.

There has been a terrible mess-up in Panto-land.  What is Cinderella doing with those magic beans?  Why did Captain Hook stop Snow White going to the ball?  How did Aladdin end up in an enchanted sleep?  All of your favourite Panto characters need your help to get them back to their correct stories as this really is a Panto in a Pickle!

Tucker has been a staple of the comedy scene for more than 25 years with his trademark act blending strong original comedy, observational humour, visual gags and crowd pleasing songs for all to enjoy.

In his extensive career, he’s worked with Bradley Walsh and Basil Brush, hosted The New Variety Show on Sky TV and been on tour with many celebrated artists including Gladys Knight, Barry Manilow and Paul Anka at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tucker said:I am so chuffed to be spending Christmas in this beautiful city of Norwich and after all these years I will get to perform on the Theatre Royal stage. It’s wonderful!

“My affiliation with Norfolk first started way back in 2002 when Bob Marlow asked me to join the cast as headline comic in the Seaside Special at the Cromer Pier. I was lucky enough to be asked back in 2003 when I was directed by the one and only Richard Gauntlett. It was during that time I developed a friendship with Richard and respect for him as a Comedy All Round Entertainer and Director.

“I’m over the moon to be sharing the stage with such a great talent. I’ve been honing my pantomime skills for the past seven years as Comic in my (and Richard’s) home town of Eastbourne. So it’s going to be a real blast to team up and perform ‘Panto In a Pickle!’ together.

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Playing alongside A Circus Carol and She Go Does It Under the Christmas Tree…with Friends as part of Norwich Theatre’s festive season A RIGHT ROYAL CHRISTMAS, Panto in a Pickle! is a brand new show for the whole family that captures lots of the traditional panto fun in a madcap adventure through six of your favourite stories.

All performances in the season will be conducted in strict adherence with social distancing rules and latest Government guidance, with seating within the Theatre Royal auditorium being specially adapted to accommodate a socially-distanced audience and the shows will all run from 60-90 minutes without an interval.  Carefully designed COVID-secure queuing systems will be in place across the Theatre Royal building to guide audiences to their seats in a safe, convenient and comfortable way.