Latest news / 20 March, 2015

Comedy Kings Cannon And Ball Set To Star In The New Theatre’s Pantomime

The New Theatre has announced today that comedy kings Cannon and Ball will perform in the fairest panto in all the land, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at Hull New Theatre this Christmas. The comedy pair will join pop sensation Joe McElderry in the roles as the Wicked Queen’s henchmen!

When the comedy duo appeared in pantomime at the Theatre in 2005 they smashed all box office records!

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts. They are best known for their comedy variety show The Cannon and Ball Show, which lasted for nine years on ITV. In a career spanning 50 plus years they have achieved a string of honours that includes them among the all-time greats of show business. They have never stopped working and are constantly touring with their own comedy shows, summer seasons, plays, and pantomimes and they are
constantly making personal appearances and guesting on other television programmes. They have made guest appearances on shows such as Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat and also appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division and executive producer of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs said, “We are delighted that Cannon and Ball, who have smashed box office records wherever they have played in panto, are joining the line-up for this year’s Hull pantomime. This action-packed and must-see New Theatre pantomime will feature an abundance of comedy, sensational singing numbers and a few surprises along the way!”

Janice Wincott, General Manager of Hull New Theatre, said, “Cannon and Ball are comedy legends and we are thrilled that they will be returning to Hull New Theatre to star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We are sure they will be as popular as ever with the audience and entertain fans old and new in this year’s fun filled pantomime!”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer. As tickets are selling quickly early booking is advised in order to secure the best seats to see this magical family pantomime adventure. This is pantomime at its very best!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the New Theatre from Tuesday 8 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016. Tickets for this unmissable pantomime start from only £17.50 with generous concessions available for families and groups. Tickets can be booked on 01482 300 300 or online at