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*Panto Announcement* - Gordon Cooper & Jack Glanville return to Yeovil for Cinderella

*Panto Announcement* - Gordon Cooper & Jack Glanville return to Yeovil for Cinderella
posted 26 May 2023

Gordon Cooper and Jack Glanville are returning to Yeovil this Christmas for Cinderella!

Gordon Cooper is annouced as returning as one of Cinderella's Ugly Sisters


Gordon is a seasoned Panto performer and has appeared in Pantomime at theatres across the UK, including Exeter Northcott, Stafford Gatehouse, Buxton Opera house, and, most notably, The Kings Theatre in Glasgow where he spent two Christmas seasons, the first as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella and then as Widow Twankey in Aladdin. Gordon was very proud to be on that particular stage in a frock, following in the footsteps of Panto legends Rikki Fulton and Stanley Baxter.

Other credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Guildford Shakespeare Co.); Stick Man (Leicester Square Theatre/Sydney Opera House); My Daughters Trial (Kahli Theatre Co.); I Dreamed a Dream (The Susan Boyle Musical) (National Tour); Comedy of Errors and As You Like It (Exeter Northcott); Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing (Creation Theatre Company Oxford); Up on The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); Toad of Toad Hall (Eye Theatre Suffolk); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National Tour); Carnaby St The Musical (Arts Theatre London); Comedy of Errors and Peter Pan (Nuffield Theatre Southampton)

TV Credits include: Citizen Khan (BBC); Ghost Squad (Channel 4); League of Gentlemen (BBC); and All Along the Watchtower (BBC Scotland).

Gordon is an experienced voice-over artist, particularly in the world of computer games. He has provided character voices for everything from a zombie, vampire, pirate and a demonic dragon to a crime solving squirrel, an angry wasp soldier and more shouty dwarves than he cares to mention.

He also hosts the theatre podcast Taking Turns to Talk (available to download from Spotify, Audible and wherever you get your podcasts).


Jack Glanville is returning this year as the lovable Buttons


Jack is delighted to be returning to the Octagon for his 9th consecutive year. He can’t wait to get the amazing audiences in Yeovil laughing and cheering.

After becoming a professional standup at 18, Jack has performed all over the world and toured the UK every year. Jack has performed for cruise companies like P&O and Marella, and holiday venues like Haven and Parkdean Resorts. He also supported some of the nations favourite comedians and sporting heroes like Jethro & Sir Geoff Hurst; two of his personal highlights.

Jack competed in the BBC New Comedy Awards reaching the semi finals in 2001; only to be pipped to the final by Russel Howard! Jack has featured on ITV and Sky with guest appearances on Football Roundup and Live at the Club.

One of Jack’s proudest moments was winning a National Male Entertainer Award. This honour earned Jack a special guest invitation to meet the then Prince, HRH King Charles at Highgrove House.

Jack’s shows have taken him to many great theatres working alongside stars including Gareth Gates for our very own Evolution Productions at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Jack headlined at the Blackpool Opera House, The BIC in Bournemouth, the Swansea Grand and many more, including the Hall For Cornwall within his home County raising funds for Children’s Hospice Southwest with Dad’s Army star Bill Pertwee.

Jack and his family wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!!

Follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @jackglanville @comicjackglanville

Once again, this fabulous, festive production will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by Evolution Productions, the same award winning team behind the smash hit, Dick Whittington!

Come and see all your favourite faces at Westlands Entertainment Venue this year whilst The Octagon Theatre is closed for redevelopment. We've bought the same pantomime team over to Westlands!

The Octagon Theatre and Evolution Productions scooped the prize of Best Contribution to Music (Emma Fraser) at the UK Pantomime Awards 2023 and were also nominated for three other awards for the production of Dick Whittington, including Best Pantomime (500 - 900 seats), Best Choreography (Josie Lee) and Best Lighting Design (Kathryn Monkton) - so you know you're in safe and very good hands when coming to see Cinderella!


With hilarious comedy, beautiful sets and costumes, and fantastic music, Cinderella promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! It's never to early to book... so don't be late for the ball and get your tickets today!

"A triumph of invention... achingly funny... terrific, triumphant show!" - The Fine Times Recorder

"Fast-paced, funny and engaging!" - Greatest Hits Radio

(Reviews from Dick Whittington 2022/23)

Book your tickets for Cinderella for a fun festive family treat.

Cinderella runs from Friday 8 - Sunday 31 December 2023 at Westlands Entertainment Venue.