Latest news / 13 February, 2019
Following the record-breaking success of last year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, Crewe Lyceum have announced that the phenomenally funny Cannon & Ball will return to star in Peter Pan their fourth consecutive Crewe panto!
Back by overwhelming popular demand, the much-loved comedy duo will star as Pirate Tommy and Pirate Bobby, henchmen to Captain Hook, in the pantomime title that will have Cheshire audiences soaring.
Best known for their legendary comedy variety show The Cannon & Ball Show, which ran for over nine years on ITV1 featuring their classic comedy routines and trademark catchphrases, Tommy and Bobby have established their reputation as one of the nation’s best-loved comedy double acts. With subsequent success in sitcom, gameshows, comedy shows, summer seasons, plays and pantomimes, the boys have excelled in every aspect of entertainment with their hilarious comedy routines, sketches and songs.
Having starred as the Policemen in Aladdin in 2016, the Wicked Queen’s Henchmen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2017, and as the Brothers Trot in Jack and the Beanstalk last year, the boys have won rave reviews and entertained tens of thousands of theatregoers across Cheshire and will delight audiences all over again in this year’s must-see, high-flying family pantomime.
Tommy Cannon said: “We love coming back to Crewe because the response is phenomenal. Every performance there’s a full house with people of all ages having a wonderful time with us.”
Bobby Ball added “The Crewe Lyceum is a beautiful theatre. It feels very special to play because it’s so intimate and easy to connect with the audience. Pantomime can be the first experience of theatre for many kids and it’s a delight and a responsibility to usher in a new generation of theatre-goers.”
Audiences will embark on the Jolly Roger and set sail for Neverland this festive season in a production packed full of pirates, Lost Boys, sensational flying effects and all the entertainment the Crewe Lyceum pantomime delivers every Christmas.
Adam Knight, Theatre Director for Crewe Lyceum Theatre said: “We are delighted to welcome Cannon & Ball back to Crewe. Tommy and Bobby’s humour has tickled audiences in Cheshire, Staffordshire and beyond. These comedy kings are sure to bring bags of laughter to audiences this festive season.”
Peter Pan will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the company behind the Theatre’s previous record-breaking productions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin and Cinderella. Peter Pan features Crewe Lyceum’s hallmark of outstanding entertainment for theatregoers of all ages.
Set sail for an adventure this December with Peter Pan at Crewe Lyceum Theatre from Friday 13 December 2019 until Sunday 5 January 2020.