Swindon plunged headlong into Christmas with their big lights switch on, where Aston Merrygold alongside the Wyvern Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty panto star’s, Michelle Collins and CBeebies Chris Jarvis pressed the button to turn on the Town Centre lights.
The stars of the Wyvern Theatre took to the lawns of the Stanton House Hotel for the launch of the annual pantomime. Michelle Collins, Eastenders and Coronation Street star Michelle Collins. best known for playing Cindy Beale Eastenders,is following in the footsteps of her onscreen partner Adam Woodyatt and headlining this year ‘s Wyvern Theatre
The Old Town Business Association put on a spectacular stage show featuring entertainment and stalls before the big switch on, which saw Wood Street and beyond transformed into a twinkling wonderland. The festivities also rolled into Joiner Lane where Santa’s Grotto was located, as well as a number of other stalls for families and children
Yes it’s coming up to panto season time. The Cricklade House Hotel welcomed the Wyvern panto crew to launch this years show. The star of this years show is Ryan Thomas formally of Coronation Street. The Wyvern Theatre’s pantomime cast, led by Ryan Thomas, met at Cricklade House Hotel to launch Cinderella on Monday 19
Some of the highlights of the year that Calyx Picture Agency has covered. Aircraft played a big part in the year with local Red Arrows official artist, David Bent, having his book presented to Prince Charles at the Royal International Air Tattoo in July.: The RIAT event provided a couple of static aircraft pictures
The Wyvern Theatre Launched their Pantomime at The Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames. Coronation Street character Nigel Havers, who stars in many films and TV programmes, was joined by newcomer Lucy Kane and pantomime favourite David Ashley, who has performed in the Wyvern Theatre’s festive productions for the last three years. Lucy Kane, who is the daughter of
The massed ranks of the cast of Bugsy Malone spilled out of the Wyvern Theatre, and flashed mobbed Wharf Green, to rehearse the finale of their Summer Youth Project production. Gallons of white gooey stuff flew across the square and even press cameras were not out of range. Here is a gallery of the images.
As I sort through my archive little gems appear, pictures that throw up memories. Danny la Rue visited Swindon on 23rd June 1984, yes 30 years ago, to perform a one man show. During the time at the theatre he named a dressing room after himself. The images were taken on 35mm black and white