Pantomime Cast Announcement

We're excited to be able to announce that our Pantomime star this year is John Altman, best known for playing ‘nasty’ Nick Cotton in the popular BBC soap opera Eastenders! John will be playing the evil Abanazar in Aladdin this festive season. 

For over 30 years John has regularly appeared as a pantomime villain, performing roles such as Captain Hook and King Rat. In 2001, much to his surprise, John won the Rear of the Year Award alongside Claire Sweeney. He has no idea who voted for him but has been quoted as saying: “It must have been thanks to Nick Cotton’s tight black jeans”. Inthe same year he also performed in the Leiber and Stoller tribute evening at the Hammersmith Apollo, singing Trouble, which was originally performed by Elvis Presley.

In 2001 and 2002 John toured the UK playing Billy Flynn in the long running Chicago – The Musical. In 2003 he appeared in the national tour of John Godber’s stage playBouncers, playing the part of Lucky Eric. In 2012 he appeared in, and won, Celebrity Coach Trip, partnered with fellow Eastender actor Derek Martin (Charlie Slater). John has a passion for music and he plays drums and guitar.

2016 saw the release of John’s long awaited autobiography ‘In The Nick of Time’ published by John Blake Books.

John is very much looking forward to winding up all you Weston Super Mare panto goers this Christmas season.

More casting is yet to be announced and be sure to keep an eye out on social media for our dancer audition dates, released soon.  

Join us this Christmas on a magic carpet ride to the South West's traditional Panto in Weston-super-Mare!

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