Aaron James joins cast of Dick Whittington at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

By Rebecca Sayce | Wolverhampton | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Comedian and impressionist Aaron James will join the cast of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's pantomime Dick Whittington.

Aaron James as Idle Jack in Dick Whittington

He will join the likes of previously announced Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland and Ian Adams at the festive show.

Aaron began his career as a greencoat at Warner’s 30 years ago and featured in his first pantomime at the Prince Of Wales theatre in Cannock.

He has since appeared in theatre tours supporting George Best, Joe Calzaghe, Eric Cantona and Joe Pasquale.

Television credits include Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, The Big Breakfast and Only Fools and Horses. He is known for being a comedian and impressionist and keeps busy as a host, auctioneer, voice over artist and presenter.

Aaron, who has worked closely with local legend and Grand Theatre Ambassador Steve Bull for many years, won the hearts and tickled the funny bones of Wolverhampton as the host of the theatre’s 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner in February.

Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Ian Adams and Aaron James in Dick Whittington

The dinner was an event that launched a year of celebration for the Grand, which will conclude with a Gala performance of Dick Whittington on the theatre’s official 125th birthday, Tuesday, December 10.

Aaron James will play Idle Jack, son to Ian Adams’ Dame. Su Pollard will play the evil Queen Rat and Jeffrey Holland will play Alderman Fitzwarren. Further star casting is still to be announced.


Grand Theatre chief executive and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson said; “I am delighted that Aaron is the next addition to our exciting cast line up for Dick Whittington. He proved very popular with the Wolverhampton audience earlier this year and I know that his charm, quick-wit and first-rate impressions will lend themselves perfectly to pantomime.”

Dick Whittington comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from December 7 to 12.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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