Friday, 17 September 2010

Corrie actors in panto, Christmas 2010

It's that time of year again, oh yes it is.  We'll be keeping this blog post updated with those Coronation Street actors, past and present, who are doing pantomime this Christmas. If you've got a Corrie actor appearing in your local panto, do please let us know by leaving a comment below and between us all we'll keep this list up to date and linked from the right hand side of the blog.

So far we know about (A-Z by real first name)

Amanda Barrie (Alma Baldwin) in Cinderella at Bournemouth Pavilion
Ben Thompson (Ryan Connor) as Prince Charming in Cinderella at Lytham St Anne’s
Bradley Walsh (Danny Baldwin in Peter Pan at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Brian Capron (Richard Hillman) in Peter Pan at the Lowry Centre, Salford
Bruce Jones (Les Battersbey) in Cinderella at Hyde Town Hall
Casey Lee-Jolleys (Orchid) in Cinderella at Hyde Town Hall
Debra Stephenson (Frankie Baldwin) in Peter Pan at Poole Lighthouse
Eric Potts (Diggory Compton) in Dick Whittington at Bristol Hippodrome
Gray O'Brien (Tony Gordon) in Aladdin at Nottingham Theatre Royal
Jack Ellis (Harry Mason) in Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Windsor
John Thomson (Jessie Chadwick) in Robin Hood at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Kate Anthony (Aunty Pam) as Baroness Hardup in Cinderella at Margate Winter Gardens
Ken Morley (Reg Holdsworth) in Aladdin at Bolton Albert Halls
Nick Cochrane (Andy McDonald) in Cinderella in Colne
Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer) in Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome
Sean Wilson (Martin Platt) in Cinderella at Weston-super-mare Playhouse
Steven Arnold (Ashley Peacock) in Jack and the Beanstalk at Southsea
Tina O'Brien (Sarah Grimshaw) in Snow White at Manchester Opera House
Tom Hudson (Paul Clayton) in Cinderella at Gravesend's Woodville Halls
Tupele Dorgu (Kelly Crabtree) in Robin Hood at Newcastle Theatre Royal


bbhilda said...

I was told very recently that they still don't allow current cast members to do panto. On this list, the only surprise was Kate Anthony (Auntie Pam). Is there something happening with her character that I hadn't heard about?

nana banana said...

Oh bbhilda I hope Pam isnt going but she hasnt been in it hardly at all lately and I suppose with Molly going..... It will be a pitiful shame though as Pam is a great character and then they keep on the Alahans........??????????

Cobblestone said...

In view of Kate Anthony's sporadic appearances lately, I'd guess she's now part-time status (like Ted, Connie, or even Jack Duckworth nowadays). This allows actors to take other work - they could hardly object if the actor isn't employed full-time. Milton Johns, who used to play Brendan Scott, told me a few years ago that he was losing other work because casting directors assumed he'd be unavailable because of being in Corrie, whereas the truth was he was only an occasional character (That, incidentally, is why they agreed to take him on full-time for 6 months and then kill him off - an arrangement he was very happy with at first, but really came to regret as his heart-attack approached). Granada understands that if an actor isn;t in full-time employ on the show, they have to be allowed to find other work elsewhere.

Martin Rosen said...

Well slap my thigh! There are no appearances in the 'burbs of London (sobs!)

bbhilda said...

There are very few cast members that you could exactly say are full time, with that many, most of them go for long periods of time between appearances, with the exception of Gail,Norris & others who never seem to be off our screens, but people like Kirk, Graeme, Bill, Emily, Jason who are sort of there, but not really - but are not allowed to work elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Danny Young (Warren Baldwin)playing Peter Pan at Weymouth Pavilion

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