Family fun at Easter panto!

Published Friday, 14th February 2020

A renowned North-East pantomime production company is bringing its spectacular show to Hartlepool this Easter, promising fun for the whole family.

AJ Productions will stage “Dame Dolly's Tale as Old as Time Easter Pantomime” at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday and Sunday April 11th and 12th.

Families are invited to take advantage of a 24-hour special offer from 12pm on Thursday (February 20th) which will see the price of a family ticket (two adults, two children) reduced by £5 to £50. The discounted tickets can be bought either online or at the box office using code “FAMILY5”.

The family pantomime is a modern twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale and promises to have the audience rolling in the aisles with side-splitting comedy, larger than life characters and toe-tapping musical numbers from beginning to end. Hartlepool-born and bred actor Gary Martin Davis takes on the role of Dame Dolly and will electrify audiences with his hilariously outrageous comedy. 

AJ Productions

Founded in 2010 by professional actress and director Jacqueline Turnbull who hails from Hartlepool, AJ Productions has a team of highly trained professional performers who star in productions created by the AJ creative team.

“It fills me with great joy to work with such a supremely talented cast. Our extravagant costumes really do have the wow factor and complement the hilarious script to perfection. We can’t wait for the people of Hartlepool to join us and be entertained by this “eggstravaganza” of an Easter panto that's fun for all the family,” said Jacqueline.

The talented team hold a wide variety of skills, including dance, acting, singing, costume making, prop & set design, film-making, script-writing, directing and choreography. Since 2010 they have produced shows in over 20 different theatres across the region.

Performances of 'Dame Dolly's Tale as Old as Time Easter Pantomime' take place on Saturday 11th April at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday 12th April at 3pm. There will be a special relaxed performance taking place on Sunday 12th April at 11am.

To book tickets, visit or call the box office on (01429) 890000 (Tuesdays-Fridays 10am – 4.30pm, Saturdays 10am–4pm).