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Background imagePanto Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, have been awarded the Joint Showbiz Award by the Variety

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, have been awarded the Joint Showbiz Award by the Variety Cub of Great Britain, enjoy a quick celebratory drink before going on stage at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Background imagePanto Collection: John Inman gets fitted for his role in Mother Goose at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool

John Inman gets fitted for his role in Mother Goose at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 17th December 1982

Background imagePanto Collection: Pantomime at Liverpool Empire Theatre. Getting together for rehearsals at the Empire

Pantomime at Liverpool Empire Theatre. Getting together for rehearsals at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, are (left to right), Georgina Moon (Sleeping Beauty), Barbara New (Tea Lady)

Background imagePanto Collection: Cilla Black outside the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, where she was performing in

Cilla Black outside the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, where she was performing in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. 18th October 1983

Background imagePanto Collection: Arthur Askey and Dickie Henderson appear in Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Arthur Askey and Dickie Henderson appear in Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome. 3rd January 1973

Background imagePanto Collection: Patti Tootell, Mike Newman and Helene Hunt, appearing at the Liverpool Empire in Jack

Patti Tootell, Mike Newman and Helene Hunt, appearing at the Liverpool Empire in Jack and the Beanstalk. December 1979

Background imagePanto Collection: Mother Goose, superstar in velvet, feathers and fur, the dame

Mother Goose, superstar in velvet, feathers and fur, the dames a show-stopper with any audience. Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 27th December 1982

Background imagePanto Collection: A new Christmas panto is to go on tour this year, called 'Once Upon a Fairy Tale

A new Christmas panto is to go on tour this year, called "Once Upon a Fairy Tale
A new Christmas panto is to go on tour this year, called " Once Upon a Fairy Tale. Appearing are L-R Marty Wilde, Heinz Burt and Jess Conrad, holding Lulu. 18th December 1964

Background imagePanto Collection: FRANK BRUNO AND MICHAEL BARRYMORE IN PANTO AT THE DOMINION THEATRE, LONDON - 16 / 12 / 1989

FRANK BRUNO AND MICHAEL BARRYMORE IN PANTO AT THE DOMINION THEATRE, LONDON - 16 / 12 / 1989
FRANK BRUNO AND MICHAEL BARRYMORE IN PANTO AT THE DOMINION THEATRE, LONDON - 16/12/1989

Background imagePanto Collection: Cliff Richard and Pippa Steel (18 year old cousin of Hayley Mills

Cliff Richard and Pippa Steel (18 year old cousin of Hayley Mills) pictured during the dress rehearsal for the pantomime Cinderella. 18th December 1966

Background imagePanto Collection: Comedians Syd Little and Eddie Large with their glamorous Aladdin, Patsy Ann Scott

Comedians Syd Little and Eddie Large with their glamorous Aladdin, Patsy Ann Scott, on a ride across the stage at Liverpools Empire Theatre as rehearsals begin for what promises to be a record

Background imagePanto Collection: Maggie Smith in the title role of Peter Pan with Dave Allen as Captain Hook

Maggie Smith in the title role of Peter Pan with Dave Allen as Captain Hook. Pictured together during rehearsals. 30th November 1973

Background imagePanto Collection: Aladdin Panto Dress Rehearsal at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Aladdin Panto Dress Rehearsal at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Des O Connor (Aladdin) and Mary Hewing (Genie of the Ring). December 1965

Background imagePanto Collection: Stan Boardman and Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler with Hickory the donkey

Stan Boardman and Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler with Hickory the donkey. Hickory is starring in Cinderella at New Brighton with Stan Boardman, pictured at Radio Merseyside with Billy Butler

Background imagePanto Collection: Rats! That renowned rodent Roland Rat has run into trouble again

Rats! That renowned rodent Roland Rat has run into trouble again. His Ratmobile broke down outside the Liverpool Empire where he is to star in the panto Dick Whittington

Background imagePanto Collection: Harold Turlant (68 years) and Albert Wilkinson (51 years)

Harold Turlant (68 years) and Albert Wilkinson (51 years), from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which is on at the Liverpool Empire. 23rd December 1988

Background imagePanto Collection: Dress rehearsal for Palladium pantomime, 'Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp'

Dress rehearsal for Palladium pantomime, "Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp"
Dress rehearsal for Palladium pantomime, " Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp". Cliff Richard will play his first acting and singing role on the west end stage in the title role of Aladdin

Background imagePanto Collection: Davy Jones with girls from the show, Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Liverpool Empire

Davy Jones with girls from the show, Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Liverpool Empire. December 1979

Background imagePanto Collection: The three stars of the Dick Whittington panto at the Liverpool Empire reading through

The three stars of the Dick Whittington panto at the Liverpool Empire reading through their script on the first day of rehearsals in the auditorium

Background imagePanto Collection: Dusty Springfield, star of the pantomime Merry King Cole which opens at the Empire

Dusty Springfield, star of the pantomime Merry King Cole which opens at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, on Christmas Eve. Pictured, Dusty Springfield with the song sheet she will use in the pantomime

Background imagePanto Collection: Des O Connor as Buttons and Jodie Wilson as Cinderella appearing in Cinderella at

Des O Connor as Buttons and Jodie Wilson as Cinderella appearing in Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre. 15th December 1992. Desobit

Background imagePanto Collection: Tracey Wilson as Prince Charming, Des O Connor as Buttons

Tracey Wilson as Prince Charming, Des O Connor as Buttons, Jodie Wilson as Cinderella appearing in Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre. 15th December 1992

Background imagePanto Collection: Ronnie Corbett in a scene as a ballet dancer at the London Palladium

Ronnie Corbett in a scene as a ballet dancer at the London Palladiums Christmas pantomime Cinderella. 19th December 1971

Background imagePanto Collection: St Davids School, Middlesbrough are presenting a pantomime

St Davids School, Middlesbrough are presenting a pantomime, Indiana Scoop and the Panto of Doom. Indiana Scoop (James Rea) is pictured with some friends. 18th March 1996

Background imagePanto Collection: Cinderella, Pantomime, Photo-call, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 19th December 1975

Cinderella, Pantomime, Photo-call, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 19th December 1975

Background imagePanto Collection: Cinderella Pantomime, Photo-call, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 20th December 1984

Cinderella Pantomime, Photo-call, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 20th December 1984. Joyce Blair (left) plays Prince Charming and Paula Wilcox (right) is Dandini

Background imagePanto Collection: Widow Twankey never looked so sweet! Huddersfield-born actor Keith Noble is aiming to add

Widow Twankey never looked so sweet! Huddersfield-born actor Keith Noble is aiming to add a bit of sugar and spice to is performances in a Christmas pantomime - by dressing up as a Nuttalls Mintoe

Background imagePanto Collection: The cast of Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome, including Des O

The cast of Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome, including Des O Connor as Buttons, Jodie Wilson as Cinderella and Ian Smith as Baron Hardup. 19th December 1991

Background imagePanto Collection: Martin Hales (boy) spots that the Emperor is not wearing any clothes

Martin Hales (boy) spots that the Emperor is not wearing any clothes (Richard Wolfenden Brown) and alerts other cast members, left Peter Rylands, Catherine Thornborrow

Background imagePanto Collection: Billingham Forum Panto Dame Peter Dayson takes to the stage. 6th January 1993

Billingham Forum Panto Dame Peter Dayson takes to the stage. 6th January 1993

Background imagePanto Collection: Jimmy Tarbuck will be playing 'Buttons'in the pantomime Cinderella at

Jimmy Tarbuck will be playing "Buttons"in the pantomime Cinderella at
Jimmy Tarbuck will be playing " Buttons" in the pantomime Cinderella at the Odeon in Golders Green this Christmas

Background imagePanto Collection: Sheila Welsher, aged 10, from Southfields, near Wimbledon, plays shooting Gerry Lee

Sheila Welsher, aged 10, from Southfields, near Wimbledon, plays shooting Gerry Lee, one of Britains most famous pants animal impersonators, from her hospital bed at Charing Cross Hospital in London

Background imagePanto Collection: Dress rehearsals of Aladdin at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Dress rehearsals of Aladdin at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. " You mean he comes our of here", amazed expressions from Des O Connor (left) and Freddie of the Dreamers. 8th December 1965

Background imagePanto Collection: Cinderella at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Cinderella

Cinderella at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Cinderellas Guardian Fairy (Eileen Dell) about to transform a pumpkin into a coach so that Cinderella can go to the ball

Background imagePanto Collection: Principals arrive for script reading and rehearsals of Aladdin at the Palace Theatre

Principals arrive for script reading and rehearsals of Aladdin at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Pictured, Des O Connor stands in as pianist as the principals get together during a rehearsal break

Background imagePanto Collection: Des O Connor with Jody Wilson and Tracey Wilson in costumes for Cinderella pantomime

Des O Connor with Jody Wilson and Tracey Wilson in costumes for Cinderella pantomime - 15/12/1992

Background imagePanto Collection: Cilla Black, who is playing Aladdin at the Palladium, tries on her costume for the first

Cilla Black, who is playing Aladdin at the Palladium, tries on her costume for the first time. 16th December 1970

Background imagePanto Collection: Actor Stanley Baxter as the Pantomime Dame in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

Actor Stanley Baxter as the Pantomime Dame in "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Actor Stanley Baxter as the Pantomime Dame in " Jack and the Beanstalk" at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. January 1977

Background imagePanto Collection: Actor Stanley Baxter as the Pantomime Dame. December 1975

Actor Stanley Baxter as the Pantomime Dame. December 1975

Background imagePanto Collection: Dracula for Christmas, Teesside. 1977

Dracula for Christmas, Teesside. 1977

Background imagePanto Collection: The star trio at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, are (left to right) Sally Rose (Alcolom)

The star trio at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, are (left to right) Sally Rose (Alcolom), Douglas Breniser (The Prince) and Sue Park (Marjanah)

Background imagePanto Collection: The march of the Mutant Turtles from the Empire Panto - Robin Hood

The march of the Mutant Turtles from the Empire Panto - Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at rehearsal. 11th December 1990

Background imagePanto Collection: Exterior of the Empire Theatre, which is showing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Exterior of the Empire Theatre, which is showing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 3rd January 1986

Background imagePanto Collection: Snow White in Liverpool in the shape of Chester actress Vivien Day, with her seven dwarfs

Snow White in Liverpool in the shape of Chester actress Vivien Day, with her seven dwarfs, all pupils of the Russell Leite dance school, of Manchester

Background imagePanto Collection: It was fun and games for more than 2000 youngsters at Liverpool

It was fun and games for more than 2000 youngsters at Liverpools Empire Theatre when they enjoyed the delights of the Cinderella panto

Background imagePanto Collection: The sight of Cinderella strolling in Liverpools Church Street warmed the hearts of

The sight of Cinderella strolling in Liverpools Church Street warmed the hearts of frozen shoppers. Cinders, alias Stacey Gregg (second from left)

Background imagePanto Collection: Snow White has a secret. That raven black hair, demanded by the story

Snow White has a secret. That raven black hair, demanded by the story and perpetuated by the Disney cartoon film, is a wig

Background imagePanto Collection: Empire panto star Denise Nolan, who plays the part of Snow White

Empire panto star Denise Nolan, who plays the part of Snow White, arrives in Liverpool with her " crew" for rehearsals. 9th December 1985



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