Casting for The Garden Theatre's panto

London theatre news: Monday 16 November 2020

Off-West End - Panto

Casting has been announced for FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff? the first (ADULT) panto to be staged at the new Garden Theatre.
FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff? at The Garden Theatre

Image courtesy The Garden Theatre

Though we're still less than half-way through the latest national lockdown - which means that theatres, along with other entertainment venues, are closed - producers are pressing ahead with production plans.

And Lambco Productions are not being left behind as they announce casting for their adult panto - FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff? - due at the Garden Theatre from 3 December (the day after the current lockdown is due to end).

The strategy might look a little optimistic given that the government's plans for the post-lockdown period are still under wraps and, once revealed, could mean further changes to the schedule if lockdown is extended.

However, director Robert McWhir has announced his cast for this adult panto, written by Gareth Joyner.

Cast of FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff

Top row (from left): Bessy Ewa, Tom Keeling, James Lowrie, Kingsley Morton

Bottom row: Shelley Rivers, Nathan Taylor, Dereck Walker

The Garden Theatre's performance space is outdoors but newly installed heating and covering to protect from the elements, together with all the required trappings of social distancing, will keep you dry, warm and covid-safe while getting a dose of welcome entertainment.

Expect all the usual panto elements including tons of audience participation, ad-libbing aplenty etc ... but with a huge dollop of adult humour!

Show listing information


An adult panto by Gareth Joyner (alter ego of 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist, Myra Dubois), 'FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff?' is set in the 'generically Germanic' Alpine village of Vaüxhallen, and borrows freely from the traditional fairy-tales 'Mother Goose' and 'The Snow Queen' but with added jokes that are pure juvenile filth!

'FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff?' is the first panto to be staged at the award-winning Garden Theatre at The Eagle Pub in Vauxhall.

The generically Germanic alpine village of Vaüxhallen is a happy place where all are honest and true.

Quite frankly it's nauseating, and no one thinks this more than the villainous human-hating Demon Frostbite, whose mission it is to freeze the hearts of all mankind! With his sights sets on our warm-hearted friend Dame Herda Gerda, will Fairy Snowflake thwart his evil plans with a flurry of her magic?

What about Lumiukko, our loveable snowman friend?

Perhaps our hero Garbo will save the day and chop down the Beanstalk?

Is that even the right show? Who knows!

With thigh-slapping routines and songs you know and love, 'FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff?' is all the magic of pantomime from your childhood, but in a beer garden after a few mulled wines.

If you've any notion that this will be like any Disney movie then you'd better 'let it go…'


Bessy Ewa (Greta)

Tom Keeling (Bergermeister Kai)

James Lowrie (Lumiukko)

Kingsley Morton (Fairy Snowflake)

Shelley Rivers (Garbo)

Nathan Taylor (Demon Frostbite)

Dereck Walker (Dame Herda Gerda)


Author: Gareth Joyner
Director: Robert McWhir
Designer: David Shields
Musical direction: Aaron Clingham
Choreography: William Spencer
Lighting: Richard Lambert
Production: Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions


The Garden Theatre
The Eagle
349 Kennington Lane
SE11 5QY


From: Thursday 3 December 2020

Closes: Sunday 10 January 2021


Standard: From £18.00 + bkng fee

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