Wyvern panto final casting announced

By Barrie Hudson - 29 November 2023

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Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre and Imagine Theatre have announced the full casting of panto Snow White, which runs from 2 to 31 December.

After the Magic Mirror declares Snow White to be the fairest in all the land Morgiana, the Wicked Queen, is sent into a jealous rage. Will Snow White’s friends be able to save her from the Queen’s fury letting them all live happily ever after?

Ru Paul’s Drag Race favourite Divina De Campo will play the evil Queen Morgiana with Channel 5 Milkshake! Presenter and Tik Tok star Nathan Connor and real-life Disney Channel star and musical theatre actress Samantha Dorrance, playing the Prince and Snow White.

They join Swindon’s panto dream team Paul Burling and David Ashley as Muddles and Nurse Nora. 

The Lord of the Mirror will be played played digitally by Eric Potts, while playing The Magnificent Seven and Ensemble will be Will Fisher, Tom Fisher-Macvine, Sophie Hirst, Euan Libaudiere, Becky Power, Holly Anne Rutter, Eden Smart and Evelyn Wong alongside a team of talented local youngsters.

Divina said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be appearing as Queen Morgiana in Snow White at the Wyvern Theatre this Christmas. I can’t wait to hear the Swindon audiences booing me, as I hear they are big panto fans! It’s going to be wicked!!’

Nathan Connor said: "I am absolutely buzzing to be playing the Prince in Snow White this year at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon! This is one panto I’ve never done before, so even more exciting. I’ll see you all this Christmas!’

Paul Burling said of his return: “I had such an amazing time at The Wyvern last year and am delighted to be coming back in Snow White with David! 

"We’re looking forward to another spectacular season of silliness and can’t wait to see you there!” 

 David Ashley, who will mark his 10th year playing in Swindon’s pantomime, added: "I love doing panto at The Wyvern, it’s one of the highlights of my year, so I’m really excited to be coming back again. 

"I’m already picking out my most extravagant frock!"

Snow white is presented by Imagine Theatre. Laura Taylor is associate producer. It is written by Eric Potts and directed by David Ashley with Charise Renouf as assistant director and choreographer.  The musical arranger is Steve Clark, with musical direction from Tom Elliot-Reade. Lighting design is from Matt Ladkin, with sound design by Chris James. ??

Laura James, Theatre Director at the Wyvern, said: “Snow White is set to be our most magical family show to date, full of fabulous fun and adventure sure to delight our faithful audiences who love returning to the Wyvern year on year as part of their festive celebrations. 

"Along with our returning favourites, Paul Burling and David Ashley, this year’s cast is going to be quite spectacular!"

Tickets start at £22.50 with concessions available on selected performances, and booking can be arranged on Please contact our Ticket Office on 01793 535534, 0343 310 0040 and at www.swindontheatre.co.uk



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