Panto Director Announced

Alison Trimming, Ambassador Theatre Group  |  Published: Sep 1st 2017
Chris Nelson, courtesy Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Chris Nelson

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and UK Productions are pleased to confirm the return of Director Chris Nelson, who will be working his magic on this year’s magical pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Fri 8 - Sun 31 Dec.

Chris Nelson has directed the past three festive productions at the Waterside injecting his trademark humour across as many scenes and as many characters as possible, whilst maintaining the traditional elements of panto.

For those unfamiliar with the directing process it’s easy to think the role begins with rehearsals and ends when the show opens, but as Chris explains, it’s an almost year-round project: ‘It’s a long process, I had my first meeting back in March and it’s now my job to develop the show with the production company. I know how Andy & La Voix work so I can begin to plan for them and I’ve met with the fabulous Su Pollard as well to go through her ideas. It’s a team effort and my job is to look at it all and think about what will make the audience laugh.’

Chris is in good company as he will be working alongside entertainment legend Su Pollard playing Wicked Queen, BBC 3 Counties Breakfast Show presenter and Aylesbury favourite, Andy Collins, the highly glamorous, larger-than-life La Voix and and a team of the cheekiest dwarfs in the business!

Chris commented on the team being the perfect mix: ‘Putting La Voix and Andy back together just makes sense, and to be joined by Su this year who's a legend and very funny is the icing on the cake. I am bringing old friends back as Choreographer and Musical Director, so we have a team of buddies who all want to entertain the festive masses. You'll get tonnes of energy and heart. We are proud to represent Aylesbury and have a panto the region can say is their very own.’

Tickets are selling fast, book now for this year's magical, must-see family pantomime. Call 0844 871 7607 (calls 7p per min plus you're phone company's access charge) or visit

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