NE panto awards nominees
17 February 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan
There are nine nominees from the region for the Great British Pantomime Awards. They are:
Dick Whittington at Middlesbrough Theatre
Best Pantomime Animal
Charlie Raine for Cutlet the Sheep in Beauty and the Beast at the Customs House, South Shields.
David John Hopper for Beauty and the Beast at the Customs House, South Shields.
Best Principal Boy
Josh Andrews for Peter Pan at Sunderland Empire.
Jimmy Johnson for Peter Pan at Sunderland Empire.
James Robinson for Dick Whittington at Middlesbrough Theatre.
Best Speciality Act
Berserk Riders in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Theatre Royal Newcastle.
Best Staging and Set
Fox and Shriek for Beauty and the Beast at the Customs House, South Shields.
Best Lighting / Video
Ben Cracknell for Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.
The nominees were announced this evening by online streaming by Al Murray, who won Best Newcomer last year. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 28 April 2019.