Snow White 2017 - First Cast Announcement!
04 April 2017
The Kings Theatre Portsmouth with New Pantomime Productions would like to announce this year’s pantomime the classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The show is set to be full of fun and laughter for the whole family.
Magic Mirror in my hand which is the fairest pantomime in the land?
Why, Snow White at the Kings Theatre of course!
Join us to see Snow White, and her charming Prince, with the Wicked Queen and 7 dependable dwarfs with lavish sets, wonderful costumes, a surprise or two and all the cheers, jokes and jeers you would expect.
We are delighted to announce the return of audience favourites to the cast of Snow White this year.
Marcus Patrick first appeared on UK television screens in 2000 when he was cast as Ben Davies in the channel 4 serial drama 'Hollyoaks'. Over the next 5 years, Ben Davies became one of the shows best known and most popular characters, featuring in many major story lines.
In 2005 Marcus appeared in the 'Hollyoaks' spin-off show 'Hollyoaks: let loose' and in 2006 a further spin-off show 'Hollyoaks: In The City'. The post-watershed channel 4 time slot allowed for much stronger storylines, an opportunity Marcus was keen to embrace.
After leaving 'Hollyoaks', Marcus went on to appear in the BBC1 lunchtime drama 'Doctors', and soon after in 2008 he landed a major role in ITV1 drama series 'Echo Beach' and its spin-off show 'Moving Wallpaper'.
In 2010 Marcus appeared on the ITV1 prime time show ‘71 Degrees North’ where 10 celebrities battled against the elements. They competed in extreme tasks, tackling some of the most gruelling weather conditions imaginable in an attempt to become King/Queen of the Tundra. After 4 weeks of survival, Marcus Patrick triumphed as the winner of '71 Degrees North'.
As well as appearing in ITV1 Drama 'Crime Stories', Marcus has recently been keen to embrace several theatre opportunities. He completed a UK theatre tour of the hit comedy 'Wildboyz' in 2013.Then soon after, Marcus landed the lead role of Billy Fisher in London's Ashcroft Theatre production of the poignant and hugely entertaining, 'Billy Liar', a role that Marcus describes as his most fulfilling to date. This led to him being cast as Alistair in Ray Cooney OBE's raucous comedy 'Move Over Mrs Markham'.
Marcus has also performed in many pantomimes over the years including Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Due to popular demand Marcus is 'coming home' to the Kings Theatre, Southsea this Christmas.
Jack has recently completed a run of the pantomime ‘Peter Pan’ in Yeovil playing Dame Starkey but before that completed a UK and International Tour of ‘Guys and Dolls’ playing Nicely Nicely Johnson as well as playing the same role in the West End
Theatre credits include: Fatty Arbuckle in Mack and Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour) Salieri’s Cook in Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre), Toad in The Wind in the Willows (Royal Theatre Northampton), Mr Bumble in Oliver! (National tour), Henry Allardyce in Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre) West End, Herman in Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Haymarket and Menier Chocolate Factory) West End, Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz (workshop), Henry Allardyce in A Private Function (West Yorkshire Playhouse workshop), Harvey Stern in The Stripper (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and UK tour), Eddie / Dr Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (European tour), Ray / Mike in Who Ate All the Pies? (Theatre Royal Plymouth workshop), Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre) West End, Zak in A Chorus Line, Baloo the Bear in Disney’s Jungle Book and The Gravedigger in Ken Hill's The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour) Film credit: London Road
Other cast announcements include 7 professional dwarf actors who are looking forward adding to the traditional ingredient that is Pantomime!