Stars of the UK’s fastest-selling panto, Danny Adams and Clive Webb met with Heart North East Breakfast show presenters Justin and Kelly as it was announced that Heart will be the media partner of the Newcastle Theatre Royal panto, Dick Whittington this year.
Father and son team Danny and Clive, were given a tour of the brand new Heart North East studios at Gallowgate, right in the heart of the city centre, as well as a few minutes on the mic for the comedy duo.
Hearth North East’s media partnership means the station will be supporting the famous show all the way – in the run up to opening on the Tuesday 24 November 2015, right through until the final curtain on Sun 17 January 2016.
Dick Whittington – The Magical Panto Adventure! stars Danny Adams as Dick Whittington , Clive Webb as Councillor Fitzfenwick, and Geordie favourite Chris Hayward as the lovable Dame Rita Fitzfenwick and this year added sparkle and glitter will be showered over the stage by Spirit of the Tyne, played by much-loved North East actress and former Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick.
Year after year the Theatre Royal’s panto continues to be the fastest selling in the country and owes its enduring popularity to the massive talent of its three main stars, visionary producer Michael Harrison and amazing special effects produced by The Twins FX.
Father and son duo, Danny and Clive, will feature on Heart’s competition campaign, and local drive presenters Justin and Kelly will lend their voices to the Theatre’s digital panto game. The Theatre is also providing 400 tickets to Heart North East who will split them across their three chosen charities so that disadvantaged children from across the North East can come and take a sneak peak at the panto during the dress rehearsal.
The Newcastle Theatre Royal panto attracts audiences of over 90,000 every year, and this year 60,000 tickets have already been sold a staggering 12 weeks before opening night.
Dick Whittington appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 24 Nov 2015 – Sun 17 Jan 2016. Tickets are from £12.50 (save 50p per ticket when you book online) and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk