Beeston Panto – Steven’s still treading the boards 42 years on

The St Andrew’s Pantomime is a fixture on the Beeston social calendar. The group have staged a production every year for over forty years. Many of the cast and crew that staged “Aladdin” back in 1970 are still involved and one of them, Steven Roddy, is still acting!

“I can’t believe the first one was so long ago!” said Steven “They said I had to stay in the Panto until my dancing improved, but I never thought it would take this long.

“Seriously though, the Panto is such a worthwhile, if exhausting, effort both for those of us that are involved in the production and also the hundreds, thousands actually, that come to see the show every year.”


Steven Roddy plays a Ratkin in Dick Whittington in 1972 …
… and as the King in Babes In The Wood in 2012


This year’s production is Beauty and the Beast. This traditional pantomime will take you from Mack Donald’s farm to the Kingdom of Aldovia. There you will meet King Albert and Queen Gertrude, their loyal housekeeper, Mrs Dolly Bird, and a whole host of characters who were just passing by. Together they will teach the Beast some manners and help him find true love with the girl of his dreams.

The show runs from 12th – 26th January at St Andrew’s Community Centre on Old Lane, Beeston. The box office is open (07946 787569) and tickets are just £5 for adults and £3 for children. Profits from the show will be given to charity. The group have raised £35,000 in the last fifteen years.

Download the flyer here: Beauty and the Beast Flyer

So why not book your tickets right now? You know you want to – oh yes you do!

One Reply to “Beeston Panto – Steven’s still treading the boards 42 years on”

  1. Oh Steven – your dancing has improved… but give it few more years and you might be moved from the back row!!! Only kidding, those ballroom lessons have worked a treat. This year St Andrew’s, next year Strictly Come Dancing!!!

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