Meet the 2018 Bluestone Panto Cast

By Kathryn Slade 620 Snow

Mirror, mirror on the wall where can I find the fairest panto cast of them all? 

Here at Bluestone's Christmasland celebrations of course between the November 5th 2018 and January 6th 2019! Don't delay book your tickets today

Introducing the cast of our 2018 fun sized pantomime... 

Lucy Longden as Snow White

Lucy

Pembrokeshire’s pride and joy returns to our stage, this time as Snow White, her all time favourite fairy tale princess. Lucy made her Panto debut in Beauty and the Beast with Jermin Productions as Belle, the starring role in last year’s tale as old as time.

A Bluestone treasure, Lucy has continued to perform here year round as well as for the Operatic Society and live on local Radio. Lucy is no stranger to leading roles here at Bluestone having played roles such as Alice (‘Wonderland’ Musical) The Snow Queen (‘Enchanted’ Musical) and Rapunzel (Rapunzel Stage Show). With her vast range of skills as a performer together with her grace and loveable personality, there is no better fit for the princess who is “fairest of them all”.

Ryan Edmunds as Evil Queen

Ryan

Ryan is a local welsh actor who is very proud of his Port Talbot roots. He has been acting since a very young age in productions like Oliver and A Christmas Carol to name a few.

He has continued to play a variety of roles including ‘Andres’ in Woyzeck, ‘Fillet’ in A Vampire Story  and ‘Salty/Mr.Nixon’ in Teechers.

Ryan attended University of Wales Trinity Saint David achieving a BA (Hons) in Acting. During this time, he performed in stage roles such as ‘Stephen Blackpool’ in Hard Times, ‘Magic Mirror/Jack’ in the devised production of Scrambled Stories and ‘Pirandello’ in Six Characters in Search of an Author directed by Ioan Hefin. He also co-wrote and featured in a short film ‘Brewed Awakening’ produced by Media to Motion with his fellow graduates.

Since his graduation in 2016, he became part of ‘Fluellen Theatre Company’ performing in the ‘Shakespeare 400’. He performed in their adaptation of Macbeth and The Tempest. He also took part in an educational lottery funded project ‘Arts in Action’ performing a devised production which toured around local schools. Ryan has gained experience in leading and devising workshops within education and this remains a passion of his.

Aside from teaching, Ryan previously starred in It’s An Act Pantomime Aladdin as Wishee Washee.  He’s very excited to take on the role of the Evil Queen.

Laura Phillips as Fairy Tutti Fruity

Laura

Laura is thrilled to bring some magic to Bluestone this Christmas for Snow White! After donning the big dresses and big hair as the Green Bean Fairy Queen in Jermin Productions’ touring pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk last year, and as the cockney Fairy Pearly Queen in their 2016 tour of Dick Whittington, she is excited to be getting all glammed up once again this Christmas!

Since graduating from Cardiff University in 2014 with a degree in Law and Criminology, she has been no stranger to the stage. She most recently featured as Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Cardiff’s New Theatre, as well as The Lady of the Lake in the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival’s production of Spamalot.

Other credits include Gloria, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (New Theatre Cardiff); the Baker’s Wife, Into The Woods (Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival); Tracy Turnblad, Hairspray  (Barry Memorial Arts Centre); Jan, Grease (New Theatre Cardiff); and Enid, Legally Blonde  (Swansea Grand Theatre). You may have also spotted her in last year's Sainsbury's Christmas ad!

Laura can be seen performing across South Wales with her jazz band, Late Night Arrangement, and is also a regular performer in variety shows and musical revues - most notably, she has been featured in Hello Cabaret at the Wales Millennium Centre.

Laura is delighted to be a part of this pint-sized panto, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Aled Thomas Davies as Haa Man

Aled

Aled Davies is a BA Drama Studies Graduate from Bath Spa University, and has performed for most of his life with various companies in the South Wales and South West area. During his time at University, he trained in musical theatre, stand up comedy and physical theatre, as well as writing and directing his own play, 'Unfiltered'.

Aled has several professional credits to his name, including PC Pong in RCT Theatre’s Aladdin and as a backing singer for cabaret performances. He’s recently finished making his own short film titled Let’s Get Out Of Here.

Aled is excited to be able to perform for you today, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Bethan Searle as Yummy

Bethan

This is Bethan's second Christmas season at Bluestone and is overjoyed to be back! Last year she starred as Lumiette and the Female swing at the resort’s Beauty and the Beast pantomime.

Bethan holds two degrees both in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts and is lucky enough to teach as well as perform for both stage and screen as her career.

Bethan's favourite time of year is Christmas and she hopes you enjoy the magical tale of Snow White this winter.

Rhys Freeman as Cwtch

Rhys

Rhys has recently graduated from the acting course at the London College of Music. Credits during training include Antonio in Twelfth Night, Kynaston in Nell Gwynn, Ariel in The Tempest, and Jesus in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. 

Rhys was a member of Only Boys Aloud who came third on Britain’s Got Talent and performed at venues such as The Wales Millennium Centre, Swansea Grand Theatre, Hampton Court Palace, Buckingham Palace, and 10 Downing Street.

Rhys has always had a love for pantomime and is very excited to be a part of Snow White.

John Cooper Evans as Mayhem

John Evans

John is a professional actor and children’s entertainer from North Wales where he studied theatre at Glyndwr University.

Since his graduation he has had a varied career performing as everything from a rat in Charlotte’s Web and the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella to Macduff in Macbeth (Ceridwen Theatre Company).

John also performed in Mametz Wood a play about Welsh soldiers at the battle of the Somme which was awarded four stars the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe.

He has just completed his third successful tour With Rain or Shine theatre company where he played five characters in their summer tour of Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing.

After having a fun filled time at the Kingdom of the Elves last year he is very excited to return to Panto-land this Christmas.

Ryan Plant as Swing

Ryan

A debutant with Jermin Productions! After receiving his 1st class acting degree at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Ryan gained experience performing at different resorts across the UK. 

It was then he stumbled across the magical world of Christmasland and joined an Elf team that would change everything. With his extraordinary talents he was snapped up by Bluestone and has enjoyed leading roles such as The Mad Hatter (‘Wonderland’ Musical) Cpt Bartholomew Roberts, Barti Ddu (‘Black Bart’ Pirate Show) along with the upcoming role of Jack (2019 show ‘the Beanstalk’).  

Together with his passion for writing and directing the future looks bright for Ryan and we are excited for what’s to come.

Freya Dare as Aggy / Resident Director:

Freya

Freya Trained at CPA Studios and Graduated with a Trinity Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.

Professional credits include: Martha in The Red Haven (Feature film) due for release in 2019 , Houseful 4 (Bollywood Film), BBC’s Baker Boys (TV),  BT (Commercial) Dancer -TUI (commercial), OXO (commercial),Treasure Island (Stage) ,Iron Sky- Journey to Justice Rich Mix Shoreditch (Stage), Ballet Russe, Coppelia (Stage).

Freya is a company member of Double Twist Dance a Ballet/Contemporary group performing at Festivals around London.

Credits during training include: Move It- Excel centre (Festival showcase), Made in Dagenham (Musical), How to Disappear And Never Be Found (Play), Jerusalem (Play) Dominium - Kenneth More Theatre (Showcase) and Born To Run- Barking Broadway Theatre (Showcase). 

Freya is excited to be part of the Snow White Cast and would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! 

Lana Parsons - Production Manager

Lara

Lana Parsons has joined as Production Manager from completing a course undertaken in Bridgend College. She has recently completed a role as Deputy Stage Manager for the productions of Legally Blonde and Camelot performed in Bridgend College.

Recent awards include ‘Student of the Year for Performing Arts’ presented by the college which was sponsored by Jermin Productions.

Lana is very excited to be working on the pantomime this year and looks forward to what’s ahead.

If you haven't booked your Christmasland break then be quick, there are just a few breaks remaining! With all 3, 4 and 7 night lodge stays you'll receive complimentary tickets for our Kingdom of the Elves adventure. So pack your Christmas Jumpers and head to Pembrokeshire for the ultimate festive family holiday! 


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