Performers include

Adrianna Bertola (Matilda), Rebecca Craven (Waterloo Road), David Rubin (RSC, Doctor Who), Paul Barnhill (RSC, Ready Player One, BFG), Nigel Betts (Boy Meets Girl), Nicola Thorpe (Coronation Street), Mark Monero (Eastenders), Rochelle Rose (salt.), Ricky Oakly (Doctors), Alessandro Babalola (Macbeth), Lucy McCormick, (Triple Threat), Rebecca Lucy Taylor (SelfEsteem, Slow Club), Amrou Al-Kahid (Denim), Nathan Bryon (Benidorm), Max Oleskar (Peep Show, W1A), Matt Ralph (Impractical Jokers), Paul Biggin (Doctor Who), Ryan Carter (Motown).


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Steve Marmion has a unique skillset and wealth of knowledge in the creation and production of these cutting edge, entertaining and spectacular pantomimes. His award-winning creative team have designed, choreographed, staged and composed some of the biggest and most acclaimed new-pantomimes of the last ten years – including pioneering the now famous Lyric Hammersmith panto.

Steve and his team annually create the flagship pantomime at the renowned Oxford Playhouse.

Books Directing Pantomime and Getting Directions are studies of Steve’s unique process and practice.



Michael graduated RADA in 2010 and embarked on an acting career spanning stage and screen working at venues around the UK and London including the West End and National Theatre. He has since produced multiple productions at venues across London and a series of events, festivals and workshops.

Amanda Hambleton

costume designer

Amanda graduated from a vocational costume making course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School many moons ago and has been a freelance Costumier ever since.  Her work varies from cutting, making, theatrical tailoring, costume supervision & costume standby work within TV, Theatre & Film. Amanda also lectures in Costume at Bath Spa University. Credits include: ​Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack & the Beanstalk, Cinderella, The Wright Brothers, Mother Goose, Dick Whittington, Robin Hood, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin 2015, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk 2017, Dick Whittington 2018, Beauty & The Beast 2019 (Oxford Playhouse),  Peter Pan (Welsh National Opera), High Society (National Tour), Radio Times (National Tour), Great Expectations (National Tour),  Sound of Music, Cats, Oliver! & Wizard of Oz Cyprus tours (LTW Productions), Wicked! (Germany Transfer).

anthony lamble

set designer

Theatre credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Dick Whittington & his Cat, Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford Playhouse); The One, Blueberry Toast, Roller Diner, First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre); Octopus Soup! (Belgrade Theatre); The Tempest (RSC/Ohio); Omeros, Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre); Charlie F (UK tour/Toronto); The Complaint, Everything Is Illuminated (Hampstead); The Price (West End/Tricycle/Tour); The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Translations, Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It (National Theatre); Measure For Measure, Richard III, The Roman Actor, King Baby (RSC), The Entertainer (Old Vic).



Training: Dixon-Woods School of Dance and Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Dance Captain/Ensemble in The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre, West End) as Dance Captain/Ensemble. We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre West End); Billy in Blockbuster (Workshop); u/s Ash & Dance Captain in Never Forget (UK national tour); Ensemble & u/s Ren & Assistant Dance Captain in Footloose (UK tour); Sinatra (choreographed by Stephen Mear, UK tour); understudied and played the role of Pepper in Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, West End); Fame (Aldwych Theatre) where he understudied and played the roles of Goody, Schlomo and Nick Piazza; the roles of Fritz/Prince Bon Bon and Gobstopper in Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker (Sadler’s Wells and Japanese & Korean tour); Oh! What A Night as Swing & understudy to the roles of Sal & Stretch Mulligan (UK tour).

Television credits: Dancer for Emma Bunton on TOTP, T4, CDUK, The Kumars and the Lycra Style Awards.  Other TV appearances include This Morning; GMTV; Victoria’s Secrets; Gloria Hunniford’s – Open House; The Queen’s 80th Birthday Celebrations at Buckingham Palace and Blue Peter.

Additionally, Stuart teaches full time at The Urdang Academy.


lighting designer

Ashley Bale trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is an Associate Artist for Creation Theatre and the Technical Director at Oxford Playhouse. Ashley has designed at Oxford Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, The Egg Theatre Royal Bath, Polka Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Northwall Oxford, Banbury Mill, MAC Birmingham and many site-specific locations for Creation Theatre Company. Directors he has designed for include; Natalie Abrahami, Bill Alexander, Charlotte Conquest, Anthony Clark, Peter Duncan, Helen Eastman, Ellen Harvard, Jonathan Holloway, Gari Jones, Tom Littler, Steve Marmion, Adrian Noble, Joanne Pearce, Joanne Reed, Zoe Seaton and David Wood. He has also designed for music events including: Julian Cope, Hugh Masekela, Bob Geldof, Kate Rusby, Junior Deagado and Suggs.

bobby goulder


Bobby is a London-based Musical Director, Arranger and Composer working predominantly in theatre, comedy and cabaret. He holds a 1st-class BA in Music from Oxford University. As a result of a rare eyesight disease diagnosed at 10, Bobby is unable to sightread music but his acute aural awareness has therefore developed hugely.

Recent projects include MD-ing and arranging for the National Theatre Riverstage Festival 2019. He also recently completed a successful London run of Gershwin’s Strike Up The Band as the MD/Orchestrator (Feb-March 2019).

Bobby is a regular musician and arranger for comedy show Amusical with nation-wide performances including the Royal Albert Hall and a Comedy Central TV pilot airing in August 2019. As well as the RAH, Bobby’s various engagements have taken him to the National, Almeida, Soho and Arts theatres, the BFI, Latitude, Edinburgh, Machynlleth, Kilkenny, Florence and Utrecht festivals.

He is also a regular MD and writing contributor for News Revue, the world’s longest running sketch comedy show satirising current affairs.

In music production, Bobby has worked with Decca Records, Universal Music Group on albums featuring Gareth Malone, Craig Armstrong, James MacMillan and others.