We are really excited to announce Damian Patton will be joining us this December to play the role of Dandini in our festive pantomime, Cinderella!
Damian fell in love with the magic of live entertainment from an early age. Performing really is in his blood as his mother was a professional dancer, his Father part of ‘The Patton Brothers’ and his uncles ‘The Chuckle Brothers’. He was constantly travelling as a child and even learnt to walk backstage!
Damian loves to make people laugh and went straight into panto upon leaving 6th form in 2008. This will be his 17th Pantomime in a row and Christmas would not be the same without it! He even met his wife Eliza back in 2010 in Pantomime when he was appearing as one of the ugly sisters. Luckily, she could see past the false eyelashes and lipstick and the rest is history.
Throughout the rest of the year Damian can be found touring the country with his one man show.
This will be Damian’s 3rd time performing with Evolution. 2021 saw him play Muddles in Snow white - Assembly halls Tunbridge wells. Last year he played Billy in Jack and The Beanstalk - Alban Arena, St Albans.
Damian’s Panto credits include: Red Riding Hood Bolton Albert halls (2007), Goldilocks Billingham Forum (2008), Aladdin Leicester Peepul Centre (2009), Cinderella National tour (2010), Aladdin National tour (2011), Red Riding Hood The Forum Theatre Barrow-in-Furness (2012) Jack and the Beanstalk Bolton Albert Halls (2013) Snow White Hazlitt Theatre (2014), Dick Whittington Scarborough Spa (2015), Cinderella Belfast Grand Opera House (2016), Cinderella Whitley Bay Playhouse (2017), Cinderella Princess Alexandra Auditorium Yarm (2018). Jack and the beanstalk Playhouse (2019).
You can Follow Damian on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… or down the street.
Once again, this fabulous, festive production will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by Evolution Productions, the same award winning team behind the smash hit, Dick Whittington!
Come and see all your favourite faces at Westlands Entertainment Venue this year whilst The Octagon Theatre is closed for redevelopment. We've bought the same pantomime team over to Westlands!
The Octagon Theatre and Evolution Productions scooped the prize of Best Contribution to Music (Emma Fraser) at the UK Pantomime Awards 2023 and were also nominated for three other awards for the production of Dick Whittington, including Best Pantomime (500 - 900 seats), Best Choreography (Josie Lee) and Best Lighting Design (Kathryn Monkton) - so you know you're in safe and very good hands when coming to see Cinderella!
With hilarious comedy, beautiful sets and costumes, and fantastic music, Cinderella promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! It's never to early to book... so don't be late for the ball and get your tickets today!
"A triumph of invention... achingly funny... terrific, triumphant show!" - The Fine Times Recorder
"Fast-paced, funny and engaging!" - Greatest Hits Radio
(Reviews from Dick Whittington 2022/23)
Book your tickets for Cinderella for a fun festive family treat.
Cinderella runs from Friday 8 - Sunday 31 December 2023 at Westlands Entertainment Venue.