Mervyn Francis - Vocalist / Actor / Director
Pantomime




Mervyn once again appeared as Abanazer in Aladdin at
The Albert Halls, Bolton
Starring alongside
Ken Morley




 

For the 2009-2010 season Mervyn appeared as Abanazar in Aladdin at Boston.


2008-2009 saw Mervyn in another record breaking pantomime season in "Goldilocks" at the Forum Theatre, Billingham.

 


A welcome return for Mervyn to Billingham playing arch baddie "Mayor Ringer Demon"
 
Left as Ringer Demon.
Right Mervyn with Darren Day.
 
 
 
 This year Mervyn is celebrating his 40th christmas in panto. In addition to numerous spring and autumn tours,
Mervyn started his career playing principal boy opposite many up and coming stars, such as Lisa Stansfield. He has continued to work with some of the biggest names in the business, such as John Inman, Harry H Corbett, Richard O'Sullivan, Peter Noone, Vince Hill, Craig Douglas, Darren Day, David Essex, Ruby Murray, Susan Maughan, The Bachelors, Keith Harris, Stu Francis, Charles Hawtrey, Surrane Jones and Lisa Scott Lee (Steps) to name a few.
 
 
Since the early days as principal boy
picture above
 
 
 
 
 
Mervyn has played many roles. But he is now recognised as one of the country's leading pantomime villains,
a role for which he has recieved many accolades.
 
 
 
Pictured: Mervyn as Abanazer in Aladdin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured: Mervyn as King Rat
in Dick Whittington
 
 
 
Here is the last 22 years of  Mervyn's Pantomime credits
 

Mayor Ringer in Goldilocks at Albert Halls ,Bolton 11/12
Abanazer in Aladdin at Albert Halls, Bolton 10 / 11
Abanazar in Aladdin at Blackfriars, Boston 09/10
Ringer Demon in Goldilocks at Forum, Billingham 08 / 09
Squire in Red Riding Hood at Albert Halls, Bolton 07 / 08
Abanazer in Aladdin at Albert Halls, Bolton 06 / 07
Baron Hardup in Cinderella at Albert Halls, Bolton 05 / 06
Lord Chamberlain  in Snow White at Forum, Billingham 04 / 05
Lord Chamberlain in Snow White at  Albert Halls, Bolton 03 / 04
Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington at Albert Halls, Bolton 02 / 03
Abanazer in Aladdin at Albert Halls, Bolton 01 / 02
Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington at Forum, Billingham 00 / 01
King Rat in Dick Whittington at Civic Theatre, Rotherham 99 / 00
King Rat in Dick Whittington at Floral Theatre, New Brighton 98/99
Inn Kepper/Daddy Bear in Goldilocks at Forum, Billingham 97/98
King Rat/Dick Whittington at Tameside Hippodrome, Ashton 96/97
Baron Hardup in Cinderella at Theatre Royal, St Helens 95/96
Robin Hood in Babes in the Wood at Spa Theatre, Bridlington 94/95
Squire in Red Riding hood at Embassy Theatre, Skegness 93/94
Abanaza in Aladdin at Embassy Theatre, Skegness/Barrow 92/93
Sheriff in Babes in the Wood at Embassy Theatre, Skegness 91/92
Ben the Bailif in Cinderella at Library Theatre, Solihull 90/91
Abanaza in Aladdin at Embassy Theatre, Skegness 89/90
Robin Hood in Babes in the Wood at Embassy Theatre, Skeg 88/89
 
Over the other 20 years, Mervyn has played every major role in almost every major theatre across the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over these years in  addition to being a performer, Mervyn has been in great demand as a pantomime director, having directed and co-directed  pantomimes for Duggie Chapman Associates for over two decades, all over the country. His most recent panto season was at the Blackfriars Theatre, Boston.
Mervyn would like to thank Duggie Chapman and Beryl for their continued support.
 
 
 
 
Pantomime News
 
Mervyn will soon be announcing his 2012 panto season - watch this space!
 
 
Pictured above
Mervyn with well known actor Bernard Wrigley
 
 
Mervyn with Andy Eastwood
in Aladdin - a light hearted moment backstage at The Blackfriars Theatre Boston
(Below)
 
 
 


This year will see
Mervyn starring alongside
the comic legends

Stu Francis and Duggie Brown
in
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
at
The Albert Halls, Bolton




 
 
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