Ben Thornton

Two more actors have joined the cast of the 2016 Lichfield Garrick pantomime.

Ben Thornton

Ian Bllings will play the King, while Ben Thornton will play Jangles in Sleeping Beauty.

The show will run at the city theatre from December 1 to 31.

Ian Billings

Ian has directed and written several pantomimes and has appeared on BBC shows including Doctors and Chucklevision. Ben has toured across the UK with the Octonauts and In the Night Garden Live.

Tim Ford, artistic director at the Garrick, said: “I am really looking forward to welcoming Ian and Ben to Lichfield and know that the city is in for a real treat this Christmas as we can expect many laughs and giggles from both of them.

“I have known Ian for several years and I am personally thrilled he will be joining us as he brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise. He joins us having spent the last eight years leading the Telford pantomime.

“I saw Ben last year in pantomime and loved his sense of fun, high speed energy and brilliant comic timing and know that he will be a wonderful addition to our company this year.”

CBeebies star Rebecca Keatley has already been confirmed to play Fairy Moonbeam, while Sutton Coldfield-based Sam Rabone will take on the role of Nurse Nellie.

Tickets cost start at £13 for children and £22 for adults. To book visit or call the box office on 01543 412121.

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