The Christmas panto maestro is back with another slapstick comedy that is sure to brussel your sprouts and leave you feeling thoroughly festive this season. Berwick Kaler and his trusty cast never fail to entertain both babies and bairns with his absurd fashion sense and outright lunacy, but that is surely what has made him a Yorkshire icon for so many over the years.
For a newcomer to the York Theatre Royal pantomime, Berwick Kaler’s reputation can be intimidating. The UK’s longest serving panto dame, Kaler has become a cult-figure in York and there’s a trepidation that comes with cult shows that if you don’t know the jokes already, you’ll never be let in on them.
A night of high energy, excitement and all around extravagance at the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal! Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by the well-known Damien Cruden, is a bizarre twist of song, dance and slapstick humour merged with a mysterious and popular drama that many an audience will enjoy. Enter the bold and bright interior of the theatre, with its new contemporary edge and prepare yourself for a mystery that baffles one’s mind and senses from start to finish.