Dave’s pantos have been produced all over the world, especially in countries with a strong British tradition like Canada and Australia and by expat groups in such places as Tanzania, the Emirates and China.
This is Dave’s most popular script by far and has had over thirty productions. The very first was by Newton Stewart Community Players in 1977.
The author can be seen in the back row far right (stage left) appearing as the Demon. There are two other survivors from this photo who are still active in the club: Jim McDowall as Buttons and Jeanette Ramsey (nee Donald) as Cinderella.
In the early noughties it was put on by the British International School in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.
“Thank you for an excellent and funny script, the best I’ve read in my long search for material.”
Peter Screen, Upstage Theatre Productions, Glasgow
“Cinderella was performed over the weekend after six months of rehearsal.
It was FABULOUS!!!!! I can’t tell you how well it went down.
Petunia’s fake leg will go down in history as one of the great comedy moments. Thank you so much for the script. It was superb.”
Susan Pym, St Columba’s Church, North London
Dave’s Wild West panto has proved to be very popular.
This photo is from the Dalton ADS’s (N Yorkshire) production in the mid noughties.
In 2011 RAF Brize Norton Dramatic Society’s production was the winner of Best Pantomime in the RAFTA Annual Awards.
Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood
There were four productions in 2019 of this ever popular panto script.
Altona City Theatre of Melbourne Australia
Cloverleaf Productions of Combe St Nicholas Somerset
Mt Gambier Theatre Group of Mount Gambier South Australia
Oakley Players of Aylesbury Bucks.
The Scarlet Pumpernickel
Dave’s original and witty script set against the background of the French Revolution and based on Baroness Orczy’s classic novel has proved to be a winner with many clubs.
Highnam Players of Gloucester
Hutton Rudby Dramatic Society in North Yorkshire
Daniel Jarvis’s sketches for the show were remarkable. Daniel also played the part of Bertie Fopp (centre).