Dick Whittingtonwas performed in 2006. A pantomime classic that is loosely based on a distant past Mayor of London. Rumour has it that Dick did have a cat and that whilst on a journey overseas, he took his cat with him and it earned him a lot of money killing rats. Once again the scenery was hired form Owen Money Theatre Company, although the script was written by Bob Heather. The plot was criticised as being sketchy and thin in places and perhaps failed to live up to past scripts.

Although led by the same Production Team as the previous year, Len Lane and Jaci Brickley-Clark and accompanied by the Music Studio Band, the chorus and principals raised the roof at every opportunity. Lively musical numbers included: “Is this the Way to Amarillo”,”The Lambeth Walk” and “Warts and All”. In addition the sheer enjoyment of the large cast shone through and infected the audience which played along in true panto fashion. The end result once again notched up another rousing success.


Jack and the BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk was our 75th Anniversary show performed during half-term in February 2007. Written by panto stalwart Stephen Clark and produced by Len Lane with musical direction by Jaci Brickley-Clark. With not a spare seat in the house, the audience was thrilled with just over two hours of fun, music and laughter. Jack, played by Aimee Mogford and his less than bright brother Simple Simon played by Stephen Clark made their way up the magic beanstalk to seek fame and fortune. However, a nasty surprise awaited them in ‘Cloudland!’ It was a traditional panto filled with plenty of ‘fee fie foe FUN!’

It was the aim of the company to make this production a memorable one, as several of the cast and chorus made their television debut by featuring on BBC Wales Today and also on BBC Radio Wales. It also celebrated its 75th Anniversary in style by holding a ball at the Lamb and Flag Hotel for present and past members.

However, it was with great sadness that APC learnt of the death of our President, Councillor Gilbert Fury after a short illness.

Download a copy of the 75th anniversary programme for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Adobe Acrobat™ format.


Sleeping BeautyThe most magical fairytale of them all, Sleeping Beauty was brought to life from page to stage in 2008. led by the same production team once again, who decided to bring the panto right up to date by filming ‘The Quest’ (a scene filmed in Abergavenny Town Centre where several cast were driving at high speed on a motorbike). This was later screened on stage during the performance. Nicola Cantel returned from university and played her usual role as principal boy, while Emma Williams played the title role as Princess Aurora. From the stylish opening, powerful musical numbers and excellent choreography, sellout audiences were given a night to remember.

Download a copy of the programme for the production of Sleeping Beauty.


Hansel and GretelThis was the first time the Company had ever performed Hansel & Gretel in its 77 year history. Despite the credit crunch APC managed to keep ticket prices the same as in previous years. Stephen Clark who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of theatre returned as Producer and played the part of Tommy. While his double act Ken Jones played the familiar part as Dame Totty. Despite the show not being completely sold out, the production received excellent reviews, thanks to the talent cast and chorus. As ever audience participation was again popular as the pantomime featured its very own ‘Abergavenny’s Got Talent’.

Download a copy of the programme for the production of Hansel & Gretel.


Treasure IslandTreasure Island was performed in 2010 for the first time ever in the Company’s long history. This production was perfect for a cold and snowy February in Abergavenny, where the Borough Theatre transformed into a tropical island in the sun. The show was slightly different to the original by Robert Louis Stevenson but contained many of the characters including Long John Silver, who was played by Len Lane with great stamina for one leg walking. Heaving chests, a secret map, beards and a seafaring yarn made up this traditional pantomime for all the family.

Download a copy of the programme for the production of Treasure Island.





Puss in BootsHalf Term in February saw the stage of the Borough Theatre sparkle with the production of Puss in Boots.  Staring Mollie Brickley-Clark as the delightful Puss. Also heading the cast as Dame Dumpling was the always popular Ken Jones, whose ever increasing eccentricities bring a new dimension to the role year after year.  Supporting him as Big Mac and Little Slack were company newcomer Colin Lewis and comedy stalwart Stephen Clark, who also directed the production with his customary gusto. The large and energetic chorus grabbed everyone’s attention, under the guidance of musical director  & choreographer Jaci Brickley-Clark, delighting with their every appearance, with I’m a Believer, Pack Up, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the rafter-raising finale helped make this a truly memorable evening.  This was traditional pantomime, purr-fect for all the family!

 Download a copy of the programme for the 2011 production of Puss in Boots.


Peter Pan, 2012With Abergavenny Pantomime Company celebrating its landmark 80th anniversary it was only fitting that it made it a memorable one by performing Peter Pan.  For the second time in the Company’s long history, cast and chorus members took to the air to fly high above the Borough Theatre’s stage with the assistance from ‘Flying by Foy’ who provided the flying effects.  Just like in 2003, when APC last staged Peter Pan, the Production Team led by Stephen Clark and his wife Jaci Brickley-Clark deserved credit once again for ones of its best ever shows. Colourful, lively and packed with great music and fun Peter Pan had the audience gripped from its dramatic piratical opening to its 60s style finale.  With APC investing much energy and money into the flying scenes, ticket prices were increased by a fraction.  However with the tremendous reviews from sell out audiences and from the local press the end result was well worth it… …something which Abergavenny audiences have known for the past 80 years.

Download a copy of the programme for the 2012 production of Peter Pan.

Our Previous Shows

Snow White 2017 Snow White
Sinbad the Sailor 2016 Sinbad the Sailor
Cinderella 2015 Cinderella
Rumpelstiltskin 2014 Rumpelstiltskin
Aladdin 2013 Aladdin
Peter Pan 2012 Peter Pan
Puss in Boots 2011 Puss in Boots
Treasure Island 2010 Treasure Island
Hansel and Gretel 2009 Hansel and Gretel
Sleeping Beauty 2008 Sleeping Beauty
Jack and the Beanstalk 2007 Jack & the Beanstalk
Dick Whittington 2006 Dick Whittington
Sleeping Beauty 2005 Cinderella
Aladdin 2004 Aladdin
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 2003 Peter Pan
Robinson Crusoe 2002 Robinson Crusoe
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 2001 Red Riding Hood
Snow White 2000 Snow white
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1999 Pied Piper
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1998 Aladdin
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1997 Cinderella
Jack and the Beanstalk 1996 Jack & the Beanstalk
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1995 Dick Whittington
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1994 The Grand Old Duke of York
https://www.abergavennypantomime.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/sleeping.jpg 1993 The Sleeping Beauty
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1992 Sinbad the Sailor
Abergavenny Pantomime Company 1991 Babes in the Wood
Mother Goose 1990 Mother Goose
1989 Winter Review
1988 Puss in Boots
1987 Robinson Crusoe
1986 Aladdin
1985 Cinderella
1984 Jack & the Beanstalk
1983 Sinbad the Sailor
1982 Mother Hubbard
1981 Robin Hood
1980 Aladdin
1979 Cinderella
1978 Humpty Dumpty
1977 Robinson Crusoe
1976 Puss in Boots
1975 Jack & the Beanstalk
1974 Robin Hood
1973 Sinbad the Sailor
1972 Mother Goose
1971 Aladdin
1970 Humpty Dumpty
1969 The Sleeping Beauty
1968 Robinson Crusoe
1967 Cinderella
1966 Goody Two Shoes
1965 Babes in the Wood
1964 (No show)
1963 Sinbad the Sailor
1962 Puss in Boots
1961 Aladdin
1960 Dick Whittington
1959 Cinderella
1958 Mother Goose
1957 Humpty Dumpty on the Moon
1956 Red Riding Hood
1955 The Sleeping Beauty
1954 Jack & the Beanstalk
1953 Aladdin
1952 Cinderella
1951 Hop O’ My Thumb
1950 Dick Whittington & His Cat
1949 Babes in the Wood
1948 Mother Goose
1947 Aladdin
1939 –  1946 The War Years
1938 ?
1937 ?
1936 ?
1935 Ali Baba
1934 ?
1933 Dick Whittington
1932 Cinderella