Preview: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Jason Donovan will lead the cast in Mayflower Theatre’s magical pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which runs from Saturday 10 to Saturday 31 December.

Jason will play the Evil Ringmaster, with Coronation Street and musical theatre star, Faye Brookes, playing the title role of Goldilocks. Sooty will play himself with Richard Cadell as his best friend, Joey the circus clown.

Produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will bring all the laughter, spectacle, special effects and festive magic audiences have come to expect each year from Southampton’s ultimate pantomime.

For three weeks only the Mayflower Theatre will be transformed into a sensational circus, where everything is possible, and anything could (and will) happen.

With sets and costumes from The London Palladium, Goldilocks and the Three Bears follows Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks, who are battling to save their circus from the Evil Ringmaster who is intent on stealing their three loveable bears and leaving them in ruin.

“Our pantomime is going to be a sensational spectacle for all the family this Christmas,” says Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive.

“Especially for you, Jason will head up the cast as a brilliant Evil Ringmaster. Faye Brookes was simply stunning in Chicago last November and will be perfect as our Goldilocks.

“I am sure you will agree that Richard Cadell and Sooty were the heart and soul of Cinderella last year, so we just had to bring them back again, and with strenuous negotiation from his agent Sweep finally gets his face on the poster this year!”

Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, Neighbours.

Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits, and his album Ten Good Reasons was the best-selling album of 1989.

Since then, he has rarely been away from stage or screen.

Jason’s record-breaking run as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 90s preceded The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, The King’s Speech, Million Dollar Quartet and Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.

Tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears (10 – 31 December) are on sale at or 02380 711811.


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