Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has confirmed that legendary panto dame Brad Fitt will return this Christmas with a specially written festive show for pantomime fans.

The news follows last month’s announcement that this year’s pantomime had been postponed.

Audiences will instead get the chance to meet the man behind the mask and enjoy a 'socially distanced and side-splitting journey through Panto stories, slapstick, songs and slosh'. 

The show, titled We’ll Have To Do It Again Then, Won’t We?!, will see Brad joined by musical director Simon Hanson and special guests to discover what makes a good pantomime.

Theatre Severn Programme Manager David Jack said “Following the difficult decision to postpone Beauty And The Beast, we’re thrilled to welcome Brad back to Shrewsbury with this brand-new show. Our audiences are in for a real treat, and the team at Theatre Severn are ready to ensure everyone will have both a safe and enjoyable experience with us this Christmas.”

Brad Fitt said: “It wouldn't feel like Christmas to me without being on stage at Theatre Severn. I hope you'll join me for this one-man-one-woman show, where I share my memories and anecdotes about the magic of pantomime. It's like a dressing-room natter between friends, but only one of us is talking...”

We’ll Have To Do It Again Then Won’t We?! shows at Theatre Severn from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December, and then returns from 27 December until 3 January 2021.

Theatre Severn has also confirmed two other shows: a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, to be staged from 1 to 5 December; and A West End Christmas - featuring hits from the musicals and festive classics performed live - which is being presented on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 December. 

Tickets are on sale now and available to book online or by telephone 01743 281281.