8th December - 14th January
Tickets from £18.50
Running time approx 2 hours 15 minutes
|Friday 8th Dec||7:00 pm|
|Saturday 9th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 10th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Tuesday 12th Dec||1:30 pm||7:00 pm|
|Wednesday 13th Dec||10:30 am||7:00 pm|
|Thursday 14th Dec||1:30 pm||7:00 pm|
|Friday 15th Dec||1:30 pm||7:00 pm|
|Saturday 16th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 17th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Tuesday 19th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Wednesday 20th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Thursday 21st Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Friday 22nd Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Saturday 23rd Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 24th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday 26th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Wednesday 27th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Thursday 28th Dec||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Friday 29th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday 30th Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 31st Dec||1:00 pm||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday 2nd Jan||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Wednesday 3rd Jan||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Thursday 4th Jan||7:00 pm|
|Friday 5th Jan||4:30 pm||7:30 pm|
|Saturday 6th Jan||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 7th Jan||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Tuesday 9th Jan||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
|Wednesday 10th Jan||1:00 pm||7:00 pm|
|Thursday 11th Jan||7:00 pm|
|Friday 12th Jan||4:30 pm||7:30 pm|
|Saturday 13th Jan||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|Sunday 14th Jan||1:00 pm||4:30 pm|
Or call the box office: 01753 853 888
Make all of your wishes come true and join Windsor’s favourite threesome on a magical (carpet) ride of adventure and fun! Returning for his 10th Windsor Pantomime, everyone’s favourite fox ‘BASIL BRUSH’ is back alongside Windsor favourites STEVEN BLAKELEY, KEVIN CRUISE and ANITA HARRIS.
Joining them this year is star of the Real Marigold Hotel PATTI BOULAYE, plus TV Trickster PAUL ZENON.
Featuring Theatre Royal Windsor’s traditional pantomime comedy capers, dazzling dancers, colourful costumes and a sprinkling of Magic, you won’t want to miss this ‘Genie’-ous show!
Tickets available from just £18.50! Family tickets are also available (see below for more information). Schools and youth group tickets £15 (select performances only).
“Windsor you have done it again!”
Fairy Powered Productions
“You don’t want to miss this fabulous family-friendly panto”
EXTRA WEEK ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
ALADDIN is set to be Theatre Royal Windsor’s biggest panto of all time!
The extended week will run from
Monday 8 – Sunday 14 January 2024.
Tues 28 November 1:30pm – Relaxed Performance**
Family Tickets available for selected performances!
Family of 3: £78.00
Family of 4: £94.00
Valid for the following performances:
Fri 24 Nov 1.30pm & 7pm
Tue 28 Nov 1.30pm** & 7pm
Wed 29 Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thu 30 Nov 1.30pm & 7pm
Fri 1 Dec 4.30pm
Tue 5 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm
Wed 6 Dec 10.30am & 7pm
Thu 7 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm
Fri 8 Dec 1.30pm
Tue 12 Dec 1.30pm
Wed 13 Dec 10.30am
Thu 14 Dec 1.30pm
Fri 15 Dec 1.30pm
Tue 2 Jan 1pm & 4.30pm
Wed 3 Jan 1pm & 4.30pm
Thu 4 Jan 7pm
Fri 5 Jan 4.30pm & 7.30pm
Sat 6 Jan 1pm, 4pm & 7.30pm
Sun 7 Jan 1pm & 4.30pm
Tue 9 Jan 1pm & 4.30pm
Wed 10 Jan 1pm & 7pm
Thu 11 Jan 7pm
Fri 12 Jan 4.30pm & 7.30pm
Sat 13 Jan 1pm, 4pm & 7.30pm
Sun 14 Jan 1pm & 4.30pm
To book, please contact our Box Office team on 01753 853888
This year marks Steven’s fifteenth consecutive pantomime season at Theatre Royal Windsor. His very first pantomime here was Aladdin, in which he starred alongside Michael Sharvell-Martin. Since then, he has played Ugly Sister in productions of Cinderella and Dame in productions of Sleeping Beauty; Jack and the Beanstalk; Beauty and the Beast; and Dick Whittington.
Steven has also written and directed several of the pantomimes.
Steven trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Athanor Theater Akademie, Germany.
Recent theatre credits include The Roundabout (London and New York – nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Off West End Awards); Boeing Boeing (Mill at Sonning); An Honourable Dispute (Sinfonia Viva); Mad Dogs and an Englishman; Mother Came Too; Broken Hearted; Much Ado About Nothing (Derby LIVE); Bare Words (Good Theatre Company); national tours of The Private Ear and The Public Eye, Dry Rot, Funny Peculiar, Diary of a Nobody (Royal and Derngate); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (European tour); Selling the Sizzle (Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cold Turkey (Derby Playhouse); Peter Pan (Dundee Rep); Das Orchester and Musik aus den 1920er Jahren (Die Aula-Burghausen); Soap (Tron/RSAMD).
Steven is a popular face on television, having appeared in four series of ITV’s long-running drama Heartbeat as PC Geoff Younger (a role which earned him a nomination at the National Television Awards). Other television credits include: All Creatures Great and Small, The Dumping Ground, Doctors, 4 O’Clock Club, Coronation Street, The Suffragettes, Holby City and Emmerdale.
Film: The BAFTA Award-Winning His House (New Regency).
Radio and recordings include: The Compleat Angler (Naxos), By the Baseball Ground (BBC) and Women in Love (BBC). Steven provided the narration for the animation film 1+1, has compered and narrated various concerts and regularly records poetry and readings.
Kevin Cruise AKA Martin Cabble-Reid
Kevin Cruise is an award-winning comedy act created by entertainer Martin Cabble-Reid. Martin trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. After travelling the world and entertaining on cruise ships, Martin moved into comedy where he created Kevin Cruise. This led to him appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, making it through to the live semi-finals in 2010. As Kevin he continues to perform in holiday venues across the UK including Butlins, Haven, Pontins, Parkdean, Thompson Gold and Tui Resorts. Martin has performed five times at Glastonbury Festival and four times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Television credits include: This Morning, Daybreak, Britain’s Got Talent Series and BBC’s Crackerjack!
This is Martin’s seventh year performing as ‘Mr Martin’, in The Basil Brush Show which tours the UK with the family show and Basil Brush: Unleashed… and Uncut the Basil Brush evening show for grown-ups. Last year they completed a successful UK theatre tour, a month at the Edinburgh Fridnge and this year they are taking the grown-up show to the Butlins Big Weekends throughout the year.
Martin is the founder of the Kevin Cruise Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered charity providing Christmas theatre tickets to some wonderful superheroes within the local community. The charity also offers scholarships to individuals who genuinely can’t afford the fees to attend performing arts schools (www.kenvincruisefoundation.co.uk).
Martin is also a trained and certified mindfulness teacher and the founder of Upgrade Your Day, a holistic wellbeing provider. Martin runs eight-week courses and hosts his own weekly Upgrade Your Day podcast.
Martin resides locally with his supportive (some would say long-suffering) husband of eight years and their beloved dogs.
2023 will mark Martin’s 14th pantomime season as Kevin Cruise here at the Theatre Royal Windsor.
Patti is a West End and recording star and Actress with an illustrious international career spanning 50 years. In 2022 – among other TV appearances – Patti starred in the BBC2 series The Real Marigold Hotel as well as Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity MasterChef, and Good Morning Britain.
Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair and featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Her first starring role in the West End was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. She starred as Carmen for four years in Carmen Jones at The Old Vic in the West End and on the World Tour.
After Patti’s starring role in Bisi, Daughter of the River, the biggest-grossing African Movie ever made, she came to prominence as a singer, winning the British talent show New Faces on ITV. This led to starring roles in stage, film, and television – including the feature films The Music Machine and Hussy, with Helen Mirren. She has featured in several Royal Command Performances. Patti co-produced her own TV series, The Patti Boulaye Show (Channel 4) and she starred in 12 annual Joy to the World BBC TV Christmas specials.
She was awarded ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the BBC Club Mirror Awards and in 2018, she was awarded ‘Best Soul Singer’ by Boisdale Clubs. She has produced and starred in Blues in the Night and in the West End played Judy Garland in The Night They Buried Judy Garland, Bloody Mary in South Pacific and Nurse Hanneman in The Destiny of Me for Simon Callow, who also directed her in Carmen Jones.
Cabaret has been a constant love of her career with performances for Prince Hassan’s 50th birthday in Jordan, and Michael Jackson’s 45th birthday in LA, as well as The Ritz, The Café Royal, The Savoy and The Hippodrome. She continued in 2019 with her acclaimed one-woman show, Billie and Me completing a sell-out UK Tour followed by Aretha & Me featuring her own favourites and many of Aretha Franklin’s hits. In 2022, Patti Launched her new show, I’m Coming Out featuring the music of Diana Ross to critical acclaim; this show will complete dates through 2024.
She received an OBE from HM King Charles III for her charitable work in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa in the Queens New Year’s Honours List in 2016. As founder and President of Charity Support for Africa, Patti produced two brilliantly successful sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and one in Scotland to raise money for her charity, which has built healthcare centres in Nigeria and Cameroon and helped to finance a school with HRH Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale, in Lesotho.
Following these concerts, Patti was appointed to the Entertainment Steering Committee for HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. She organised and led 5,000 gospel singers to march down the Mall as a part of the celebrations, singing songs written especially for the occasion by Patti.
In 2018 Patti successfully launched her current TV Chat Show, Life with Patti Boulaye, on Disruptive TV which is streamed throughout the world. The programme majors on successful people from all walks of life. The second series has just started
Anita has portrayed many leading roles in plays including My Cousin Rachel; Bellbook and Candle; Stepping Out; Double Double with Simon Ward; Come on Jeeves with Victor Spinetti; Agatha Christie’s Verdict and Unexpected Guest with George Sewell; Francis Durbridge’s Suddenly at Home; Miss Hannigan in Annie with Mark Wynter; Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench; Fatal Encounter and, previously for Bill Kenwright: Elizabeth in Ruth Rendell’s The House of Stairs. Also, seven Royal Command Performances requested by the Royal Household.
Anita starred frequently at the London Palladium. The Cannes Palm Beach Casino bestowed on her the soubriquet ‘The Flaming Comet’.
Films and Television include: Classic comedies Carry on Doctor and Carry on Follow that Camel with Phil Silvers. She played Beatrice Lillie in Remember Jack Buchanan, which won the Golden Palm at the New York Film Festival. Anita’s BBC2 TV Special The Television Machine was the hit of the Montreux Festival. Many Television Specials with the likes of French and Saunders, Morecambe and Wise, Harry Secombe, Tom Jones and seven years of The Magic Box with David Nixon. Most recently Anita was seen in ITV’s Last Laugh in Vegas, BBC1’s Eastenders, ITV’s Midsomer Murders, BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef, BBC2’s Antiques Road Trip and Channel 5’s Five Go Barging Along with tribute shows to Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Bobby Ball, Jimmy Tarbuck and Cliff Richard.
Anita’s record-breaking hit ‘Just Loving You’ earned a double gold disc for two million sales. Her many albums are available on iTunes and Amazon: ‘The Essential Anita Harris’, ‘Give a Little Love at Christmas’ and the CD of ‘Anita in Jumbleland’ on Strike Force Records (as heard on the Jools Holland Show). Her ‘Talk of the Town’ performance can be viewed on YouTube. Anita continues with her concerts and live performances and has just recorded her new single ‘Never Lose Hope’ in memory of her beloved husband, Mike Margolis.
Anita has worked on numerous pantomimes over the years including at Theatre Royal Windsor: Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington. For two years as Peter Pan in the National Theatre tour, she broke British box office records.
Anita is delighted to be back in the glorious Theatre Royal Windsor, reunited with the theatre company and crew in Aladdin.
Charities that Anita supports include Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Children’s ‘Variety’ Charity for which she is an ambassador.
Paul has performed in around forty countries and appeared on hundreds of network TV shows, including several self-penned, one-man C4 and ITV1 specials, where he was the UK pioneer of the ‘Street Magic’ genre. For over 15 years he’s been a regular special guest in Dictionary Corner on C4’s Countdown, appearing on over 150 episodes to date.
Other recent TV appearances include 50 Greatest Magic Tricks (C4), The One Show (BBC1), BBC News (BBC1), This Morning (ITV1), When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong (C5), Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (Sky), Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel) and History’s Greatest Mysteries – Houdini’s Lost Diaries (History Channel).
Paul’s signature blend of comedy and magic has been described as ‘Street Magic meets Stand-Up’. He performs sell-out shows at international Arts and Fringe Festivals, is a veteran of the Comedy Club circuit, and has long been an in-demand presenter in the corporate field, performing and hosting for Blue Chip clients at events worldwide.
He has been a regular cast member and Ringmaster of the Olivier Award-winning circus cabaret show La Clique and is the author of three best-selling books on magic, practical jokes, and bar bets.
Paul often appears in the media as a pundit with regard to the history of Variety, Magic and ‘unusual’ entertainments, and as a sceptic with regard to most subjects considered ‘paranormal’.
In 2015, Paul was the recipient of the Carlton Award for Comedy, and in 2017 he was presented with The Ken Dodd Comedy Award by the man himself, in his final appearance at Blackpool Opera House. In 2019 Paul received both the Neville King Lifetime Achievement Award and the David Berglas Award for exceptional contribution to the field of Magic.
Paul is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star – the highest level achievable. He recently acted as Magic and Effects Consultant for the play Bess – The Other Houdini.
In the summer of 2023, he toured as part of the Legends of Variety show.
As an actor, Paul appeared in two series of the Children’s series Tricky Business (BBC1) and as a member of Brighton Shakespeare Company he played Bardolph in Merry Wives of Windsor, as well as a witch, an assassin and Lennox in Macbeth. In 2017/18 he played Abanazar at the Preston Guild Hall run of Aladdin.
His self-penned show Linking Rings, a semi-autographical piece about growing up working in a Blackpool joke shop, crossing over with the story of Houdini’s right-hand man, received 5-star reviews and was released in February of 2019 as a DVD and online download in the U.K. and the U.S. His more recent solo shows, Trust Me! and Monkey Business have been similarly well-received.
Paul has appeared in several independent films, including Mr. Mzuza and Fired! (Big Bright Lights), and most recently playing a cameo role in Powertool Cheerleaders Vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead (Deadlocked Entertainment/Jinx Media) – due for general release Autumn 2023.
WHO LET THE FOX OUT?!!! Basil Brush is back at his favourite place for panto and looking forward to wowing you all again. Basil is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He is cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted and foxy but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.
This year Basil is celebrating 60 years in entertainment and with his BBC TV Basil Brush Show being seen by millions of viewers all over the world from 1968 through to today, he really is a National Treasure.
This year Basil has again toured theatres and venues around the country with his chum Mr Martin and continued entertaining audiences with his family show and Unleashed adult show. They have also performed on three cruises to Norway, Amsterdam & Portugal and graced the world-famous Glastonbury Festival for a fifth time!
You can tweet Basil, visit his Facebook and see his photos on his Instagram, all: @realbasilbrush. Basil even has his own YouTube channel: ‘Basil Brush Official’ where you can see his fun comedy sketch shows.
Robby began his career in the music industry before making his transition into acting.
Having signed a development deal with Telstar Records, Robby went on to support pop acts Craig David, Blue, Lemar, Girls Aloud and Misteeq on tour and worked with Rishi Rich and Max Martin as a songwriter. He was also selected by Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar to represent the UK in Indian Idol 4, Mumbai (Sony Entertainment Television) where he reached top-50.
His break into the world of acting came through Phizzical Productions after landing a lead role in a national tour of What You Fancy – a Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. More recently Robby performed in two UK Tours - Bombay Superstar and Bring On The Bollywood – and appeared in Grindr – The Opera (Above The Stag Theatre), which won Best New Musical at The Offies in 2019. His Bollywood credits include feature films Judwaa 2 and Laila Manju.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Carmen graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts MA in Performance (Musical Theatre) and is currently based in London.
Aspiring to talk about her identity as a Hongkonger in the UK, Carmen staged her first self-written solo show Welcome to Nowhere in Maiden Speech Festival 2019.
Having performed in the BEAM Showcase (Oxford Playhouse) recently, she also performed in new musical shows including Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading; Pearl and Dagger (The Other Palace); Freedom Hi (Vault Festival) and showcased new musical songs in SIGNAL concerts and in Book, Music and Lyrics workshops.
Carmen was also featured in TV and film productions, including Bollywood TV series Never Kiss Your Best Friend; Voiceover for My Little Pony: The Movie (Cantonese version) and short films Juicy Gyoza and Trapped.