George Akid as Herman the Henchman, Sam Rabone as Dame Nelly, and Maria Conneely as Snow White
George Akid as Herman the Henchman, Sam Rabone as Dame Nelly, and Maria Conneely as Snow White

A Lichfield pantomime has been given a boost after a housebuilder agreed to become the show’s headline sponsor.

Snow White will run at the Lichfield Garrick from 25th November to 31st December.

Friel Homes has been confirmed as the sponsor for the production which stars Sam Rabone, Maria Conneely and George Akid.

Matt Clay, the Lichfield Garrick’s interim executive manager, said:

“We are over the moon to be welcoming Friel Homes as our headline sponsor for Snow White.

“Our pantomime is a positive and lively event in the heart of the city, and we can’t wait to involve Friel Homes in the fun.

“Sponsorship is such an important part of our fundraising, and it is a privilege to be supported by such an incredible local business.”

Matt Clay, Lichfield Garrick

Clare Lynch, sustainability manager at Friel Homes said:

“As a local housebuilder, we are delighted to be able to support enterprises and charities in our community.

“We know that the Lichfield Garrick is a fantastic asset to our city, so we are thrilled to be supporting the 2022 pantomime.

“The panto is a festive favourite for many local people, and we look forward to working with the wonderful team at the Garrick on this year’s exciting event.”

Claire Lynch, Friel Homes

The theatre is also looking for sponsors to support the Family Ticket Scheme.

Since 2017, more than 150 families have attended the pantomime thanks to the generosity of local businesses who pay for tickets to help families in need attend the show.

For more details on how to sponsor a family ticket this Christmas, email

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