Our Manchester pantomime star

Heptonstall’s own Ben Faulks is taking the leading role in Manchester Opera House’s Christmas pantomime.

Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune. Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, magic, dazzling dance routines, magnificent slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation!

Dick WhittingtonStarring alongside Ben as Alice Fitzwarren and her dog will be Ashleigh and Pudsey – last year’s popular winners of Britain’s Got Talent.

Making her panto debut will be West End and television star Jodie Prenger as Fairy Bowbells, Opera House favourite Tam Ryan returns as Idle Jack and panto dame extraordinare Eric Potts plays Sarah the Cook.

The show runs from Friday, 6 December, to Sunday, 5 January. The performance on Thursday 2 January at 1pm will be a relaxed performance.

To book tickets, click here. 

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