Easter Panto Tour

April 2 Whitley Bay Playhouse, 7pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 3 Whitley Bay Playhouse 2pm & 5pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 4 Doncaster Cast 6pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 5 Doncaster Cast 2.30pm, 6pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 6 Bridlington Spa 3pm & 7pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 8 Clacton Prince Theatre 3pm & 7pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 9 Tewkesbury Roses 3pm & 7pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 10 Mansfield Palace 3pm 7 &pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 11 Northampton Deco Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 12 Northampton Deco Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 13 Beck Hayes Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 14 Redditch Palace 2pm & 6pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland
April 15 Burnley Mechanix 1pm & 4.30pm Easter Panto Tour  – Alice in Wonderland

Can’t wait for Christmas? Anton Benson Productions’ Alice in Wonderland pantomime tours to 16 venues across the UK in March and April 2018.

2012 Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler and Sully star as the title role of Alice (and her dog). They explore a Wonderland ruled over by Men Behaving Badly’s Leslie Ash in her fiendish role of Queen of Hearts and inhabited by Get Your Own Back’s Dave Benson Phillips as the outrageous Mad Hatter!

Completing the cast is favourite ABP comic Ryan Greaves as Wally the White Rabbit, Phylip Harries as the dame Duchess Dolly and Kate Salmon as the Cheshire Cat. There will also be guest appearances from Queen of Hearts hapless henchmen Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee… Juvenile Dancers will be provided by local dance schools. All accompanied by our fantastic live musicians.

Written by Anton Benson and Jennifer Sykes with Ryan Greaves – Directed by Ryan Greaves – Choreography by Chris and Kathy Booth – Musical Direction by Paul West

Alice is enjoying her picnic when she sees the most curious of sights: a white rabbit talking to himself. Following the rabbit down a rabbit hole, Alice finds herself in the fantastical Wonderland, inhabited by the dame: Duchess Dolly, the bonkers Mad Hatter, the evil The Queen of Hearts and her henchmen Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee. Will Alice find her way back? Or will she find true love in Wonderland? All will be revealed Easter 2018…

Audiences can expect two and a half hours of toe-tapping song and dance, stunning costumes and fantastic sets with special effects all wrapped up in a hilarious laugh-a-minute script.

Producer Anton Benson said “A panto is for life and not just for Christmas. The regulars at our home venues love our annual Christmas shows and given how much of a hit our productions of Beauty and the Beast and Robin Hood have been was with audiences around the country the last two Easters, we are delighted to be touring our third hilarious Easter production.”

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Snow White 2017

Dave had a fabulous Panto at The Palace Theatre Redditch as Muggles in Snow White. The Redditch Standard reviewed the show and said “the panto is a knockout from start to finish”.
“Cue two hours of mayhem and madness that has Benson Phillips excelling as the clown Muddles helped by his mum Dame Dolly Dumpling (Andre Vincent).”
Dave is set to return to Redditch on April 14th in the Easter Panto Alice in Wonderland.

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Dave compares Lets Rock!

Lets Rock Southampton compere Dave Benson Phillips

Just a small crowd as Dave compares ‘Let’s Rock’ 80’s Festival in Southampton with the legend that is Pat Sharp

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Comic Relief 360 video

Go behind the scenes of Comic Relief with this celebrity packed 360 degree VR video! Dave is in charge of photography – what could go wrong?
Also featuring Right Said Fred, Chico, The Chuckle Brothers, Sinitta, Mr Motivator and more! What are you doing for Comic Relief?

In The Comic Relief Experience you’ll find yourself as a new starter working at Comic Relief headquarters where you’ll get a silly sneak peek into how chaotic the office is in the run up to Red Nose Day. Use the YouTube controls to look around you.

With so much to do, it’s all hands on deck and the Comic Relief office is full of eager celebrities who have the best intentions to help out, but who, well, get in the way a bit. The stars getting their hands dirty for Comic Relief by taking on odd jobs around the office include: Christopher Biggins, Chico, Chuckle Brothers, Mr Motivator, Dave Benson Phillips, Right Said Fred and Sinitta.

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Dave speaks out about Fake News on Sky

Dave has spoken to Sky News about his experience of when Fake News gets out of control. He welcomes the Government looking in to the issue, and is interested in ways to verify stories on social media.

Fake News Sky News

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Dave in Jack and the Beanstalk – Northwich

Dave Benson Phillips Northwich Memorial Court Panto Jack and the Beanstalk

Fie Fie Foe Fum; I smell the blood of an Englishman…

IT’S THE GIANT PANTO YOU’VE ‘BEAN’ WAITING FOR!

Starring Jame’s “Arg” Argent from TOWIE, Children’s TV legend Dave Benson Phillips and “Coronation Street” and “Waterloo Road” actress Shannon Flynn.

Skid Row is in peril… The towns folk are knee deep in debt, Fleshcreep is creating havoc and there’s a big ugly giant living in the clouds above the town!

When Princess Jill gets kidnapped, Jack decides he will rise to the challenge… he’s off to rescue her and win the heart of his true love!

Northwich regulars Ryan Greaves (comic) and Keeley Fitzgerald (fairy) return in this all new pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk with an Anton Benson Productions’ trademark laugh-out-loud script full of song and dance, hilarious one-liners and legendary slapstick routines.

We are very pleased to announce that “Coronation Street” and “Waterloo Road” actress Shannon Flynn, also known for CBBC shows “Friday Download” and “Dani’s Castle” will now be starring as Princess Jill. Dave Benson Phillips from TV’s “Get your own back” and “Playdays” has also joined our fantastic cast to take over the role of “Fleshcreep”. We trust our customers will join us in giving Shannon and Dave a warm welcome to the cast.***

Northwich Memorial Court, Cheshire until 2nd January 2017
Doors Open at 9:30AM
Starts at 10:00AM
Individual Ticket Price: £11.00 – £15.50*
Group Ticket Price: £52.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01606 261100

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Signed Photo

Now you can get your own signed Dave! A double sided glossy photo personalised to you for only a fiver! Just send us your name!

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Best Ever Christmas Show & the Story of Jack Frost

*Update* Unfortunately this tour has now been cancelled*

Dave is delighted to announce his participation in this years ‘Best Ever Christmas Show’ that tours Arena’s this December. The story is aimed at pre-school children and features the theme of Jack Frost.

Best Ever Christmas Show

Best Ever Christmas Show featuring the Jack Frost story

Best Ever Christmas Show, a new festive extravaganza for pre-schoolers, will visit UK arenas later this year.

Based around the story of Jack Frost, the sing-along, clap-along, snow-filled show features CBeebies’ Andy Day, Katy Ashworth and Cat Sandion, along with Jen Pringle from Milkshake!, plus presenters Naomi Wilkinson and Dave Benson Phillips, and of course Santa.

The tour kicks off on December 17 and visits Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham and Birmingham.

The dates are:

Sat 17th Dec Manchester Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Sun 18th Dec Manchester Arena 11am & 2.30pm
Tue 20th Dec Liverpool Echo Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
Wed 21st Dec Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Thu 22nd Dec Glasgow SSE Hydro 1.30pm and 4.45pm
Fri 23rd Dec London Wembley Arena 2.30pm
Sat 24th Dec London Wembley Arena 11am & 2.30pm
Mon 26th Dec London Wembley Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Tue 27th Dec Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Wed 28th Dec Leeds First Direct Arena 1.30pm @ 4.30pm
Thu 29th Dec Nottingham Motorpoint Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Fri 30th Dec Birmingham Genting Arena 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Tickets range from £16 and their are Family of Four ticket packages too.

Best Ever Christmas

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