The Legendary Berwick Kaler Stars In Dick Turpin Rides Again At Grand Opera House York

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Grand Opera House are delighted to announce York legend Berwick Kaler is dusting off his frocks and making his much-anticipated, triumphant return to pantomime to star in Dick Turpin Rides Again this Christmas!

The star of pantomime in York for 40 years, Berwick’s critically acclaimed performance as Dame has solidified his reputation as a true York institution having delighted generations of festive theatregoers every year, winning rave reviews from critics and audiences taking him to their hearts. Dick Turpin Rides Again marks his first pantomime at the Grand Opera House.

Dick Turpin Rides Again also reunites Berwick with his band of pantomime regulars, including comedy side-kick Martin Barrass, the villainous David Leonard, Yorkshire’s longest-serving Principal Girl Suzy Cooper and favourite funny man AJ Powell. Berwick has also written and directed the production.  

This year’s Grand Opera House pantomime is produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the Olivier Award winning team behind pantomimes across the UK, and at the world famous London Palladium each Christmas. Dick Turpin Rides Again features Crossroads Pantomimes’ hallmark of high-quality production values and special effects, whilst staying faithful to Berwick’s renowned approach to the genre and to local York audiences.

Berwick Kaler said: “Crossroads Pantomimes have come to the rescue of the most lauded pantomime in the country having found us a new home at the Grand Opera House in our beloved City of York.”

Grand Opera House York’s Theatre Director, Rachel Crocombe-Lane, adds, “Pantomime is our favourite time of year because of the friendship with the company and also the joy and devotion of our audience. We are proud of these new partnerships, excited for the future of our Pantomime and will be ready altogether to really blow your Christmas socks off!’

Dick Turpin Rides Again will play at Grand Opera House from Saturday 12 December until Sunday 10 January 2021, with tickets on sale now at

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