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Ian McKellen returns as Twankey in a new version of the classic panto. Read More >

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The gorgeous Ian McKellen
Following last year’s sell-out success, Ian McKellen returns to The Old Vic as Widow Twankey, the ultimate pantomime dame. He’s joined by Roger Allam as Abbanazar and Frances Barber as Dim Sum. Sean Mathias directs this classic show for all the family.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 06/12/2005

Opening Night: 07/12/2005

Closing Night: 22/01/2006

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Cast & Creative


Roger Allam, Frances Barber, Kate Gillespie, Paul Grunert, Tee Jaye, Neil McDermott, Ian McKellen, Andrew Spillett, Matt Wolfenden


Director - Sean Mathias

Designer - John Napier

Choreographer - Wayne McGregor

Lighting Designer - David Hersey

Sound - Fergus O’Hare

Author - A new version by Bille Brown

ABOUT The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB