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Hull New Theatre announces cast for Christmas Panto



Hull New Theatre’s beloved panto is set to return with a stellar cast lined-up for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Faye Brookes and Neil Hurst along with legendary panto Dame Nigel Ellacott.

Best known for her role as Kate Connor in ITV1’s Coronation Street, Faye Brookes will play the title role of Snow White in the venue’s glittering festive production from 11 December to 2 January. Having trained in musical theatre, Faye starred as Frenchie in Grease, Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical in the West End and as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical on tour across the UK. 

Earlier this year Faye showed us her skill on skates, coming second in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice and from September Faye will tour the UK as Roxie Hart in Chicago

Playing Muddles will be comedian Neil Hurst, who returns for a second season following his much-loved Hull panto debut in Aladdin. Best-known for his roles in The Syndicate and Fresh Meat, Neil was also a co-host of ITVs All Star Family Fortunes, and starred alongside John Malkovich and Rupert Grint in The ABC Murders for the BBC. 

Completing the line-up will be Dame extraordinaire, the fabulous Nigel Ellacott, starring as The Nurse. No stranger to panto Nigel will be bringing his array of fabulous frocks, quick wit and encyclopaedic knowledge of pantomime, marking his 46th year in panto. Nigel last appeared as Dame at Hull New Theatre alongside Sherrie Hewson in Christmas 2014. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be brought to the stage by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer. 

Crossroads’ Chief Executive Michael Harrison said: “After a year away from theatre we’re incredibly excited to bring pantomime back to Hull and are thrilled that the supremely talented Faye, Neil and Nigel will be among the cast creating this new production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs for the New Theatre.” 

Janice Wincott, Theatres and Halls Manager said, ‘We are very much looking forward to welcoming this talented cast to Hull New Theatre and our audiences back to our magical pantomime who once more will be able to experience the return of a much loved laugh-a-minute extravaganza and thrills along the way”.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be packed with comedy, magic and audience participation and will play at Hull New Theatre from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022 with tickets from £16.50.

Tickets are on sale now at

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