Panto and Stage

Bob Wooding is also a seasoned panto and stage actor with many pantomimes under his belt and has received much critical acclaim for his performances at major theatres throughout the UK. Bob was seen most recently headlining in Leamington Spa’s pantomime ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’, where Bob also performed his legendary balloon act in character as ‘The King’.

Bob’s numerous Panto and Stage credits include:

  • Floral Pavilion, New Brighton 96/97 as the Emperor in Aladdin
  • Oakwood Centre, South Wales 97/98 as The Emperor in Aladdin
  • Derngate Theatre, Northampton 98/99 as The Emperor in Aladdin with Billy Pearce and Victor Spinetti
  • Leeds Grand Theatre, Feb 99 as The Emperor in Aladdin with Billy Pearce and Victor Spinetti
  • Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, 99/00 as The Emperor in Aladdin with Richard Cadell & Sooty and Nadia Sawalha
  • Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 00/01 as Baron Hardup in Cinderella with Darren Day, Richard McCourt, Carmen Silvera & Mr Blobby!
  • Manchester Opera House, 01/02 as The Emperor in Aladdin with Sherrie Hewson and Tim Vincent
  • Butlins Skegness, 02/03 as Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange, 03/04 as The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz with Liza Goddard
  • Embassy Theatre, Skegness, 04/05 as Abanaza in Aladdin with Richard Cadell, Sooty, Sweep and Soo!
  • UK Theatre Tour, 08/09 as The School Inspector in Basil Brush's 'High Skool Mania'
  • Spa Theatre, Leamington, 09/10 as The King in Jack & The Beanstalk

Panto Quotes and Reviews:

"...in a fast-paced show full of fun, corny jokes and ad-libs, Basil is expecting a visit from the school inspector (Bob Wooding). He played the role perfectly." - Nottingham Post

“...television star Bob Wooding stole the show with a fantastic balloon act to open the second half.” - Leamington Courier

“...but chief guffaw-extractor proved to be Bob Wooding. Bob is recognised as Britain’s leading balloon artiste, but is a man whose comedy talents clearly extend way beyond the cunning manipulation of inflatables and someone of whom we’ll be seeing a lot more.” - The Stage

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