Hartlepool comedian Danny Posthill lands role in theatre’s Christmas pantomime

Comedian Danny Posthill will be starring in festive panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Comedian Danny Posthill will be starring in festive panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A Hartlepool comedian is set to have the audience in stitches when he takes on a festive role in new pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Funnyman Danny Posthill is the latest star name to be added to the bill of Tyne Theatre and Opera House 2017 pantomime which features a host of famous faces.

Danny Posthill on Britains Got Talent.

Danny Posthill on Britains Got Talent.

The comedian and impressionist who shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2015 will be starring as Dame Dotty Doughnut in this year’s Christmas panto.

Danny, who grew up in the Rift House and Fens areas of Hartlepool, before reaching the final of the hit TV talent show two years ago, will bring his hilarious impressions to life during the panto.

Earlier this year Danny has had the country laughing their heads off with his spot-on impression of controversial American President Donald Trump.

The comedian even travelled up to Scotland dressed as Trump to surprise politicians Alex Salmond and David Davis at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his take on the President.

The video from the meeting went down a storm online - attracting thousands of views on Facebook.

Joining Danny are two more star-studded names; Matt Pagan - a Britain’s Got Talent winner from 2014 - who will be playing the Prince and Michelle Heaton from pop band Liberty X, who will be the pantomime’s Wicked Queen.

Matt, who is part of world-famous singing group Collabro, has just finished supporting Cliff Richard on a UK tour.

But before taking on the role of panto Prince, Collabro have their own headline tour which finishes on December 2, and then Matt will be flying straight back to Newcastle to star in the show.

Families can expect to hear some fantastic singing from Matt and the rest of the cast as well as the much-loved songs ‘Heigh-Ho’ and ‘Whistle While You Work’ from the movie.

While Gateshead-born Michelle Heaton is back on home ground to play the Wicked Queen, a role she has played before.

Adding glamour and fierceness, as well as Liberty X songs into the panto, Michelle is set to be an audience favourite.

Tyne Theatre Panto enthusiasts will also be thrilled to know that Geordie comics Charlie Richmond and Lewis Denny will both be returning in the show again this year as the comedy characters Muddles and Herman the Henchman.

The leading lady is played by Robyn McEnaney, a local singing star who won the theatre’s search to find the perfect Snow White from the North East.

No stranger to playing a fairy tale Princess, Robyn recently worked at Disneyland as Cinderella, proving that she is more than qualified to take on the role.

Tickets are priced £14 to £22 and groups of 10 or more get one free, excluding Christmas Eve. Boxes are priced at £132.

Youth and school group offers available and family ticket £79 for stalls and grand circle only.