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King Tut: A Pyramid Panto - final casting announced

John Savournin in King Tut

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE final cast and full creative team have been announced for Charles Court Opera’s King Tut: A Pyramid Panto, which runs at the King’s Head Theatre from November 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

The cast – many returning having starred in last year’s panto Pinocchio – is now confirmed: Alys Roberts is cool King Tut from the Valleys, Matthew R J Ward is an intrepid explorer, John Savournin and Matthew Kellett will share the role of evil Lord Conniving, Francesca Fenech is his adventurous ward, and Philip Lee has got the hump.

Directed by John Savournin, King Tut has musical direction by David Eaton, choreography by Tara Randell, set design by Sean Turner, costume design by Mia Wallden and lighting design by Nicholas Holdridge.

Previously Posted: Boutique panto masters Charles Court Opera return to the King’s Head Theatre for a third year with the world premiere of King Tut – A Pyramid Panto – from Friday, November 24, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018.

A now legendary part of North London’s Christmas, Charles Court Opera’s seasonal pantos are always cheeky, topsy-turvy retellings of myths, legends and fairytales.

Expect both the expected and the unexpected, with fabulous musical numbers that add spark and bite to the slapstick, groan-worthy jokes and off piste silliness, mixed up in an inventive cocktail of magic, love, baking and cross-dressing.

This year, Charles Court Opera head for the Valley of the Kings and sprinkle their madcap magic across a LUXORiously entertaining, jaw-droppingly hilarious show full of bling-tastic pharoahs, sand dancing, mystery, intrigue and lots of fun, plus some incredible musical arrangements that will keep your toes tapping well into the new year. Don’’t be in denial – it’s only a river in Egypt!!!

The cast will include John Savournin, who also directs, as well as some of Charles Court Opera’s regular performers.

King Tut: A Pyramid Panto will have musical direction by David Eaton, costume design by Mia Wallden and lighting design by Nicholas Holdridge.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0207 226 8561 or visit