The cast are dedicated, sing fantastically and the story is a fantastic modern twist on a pantomime classic it was a rip-roaring night to remember! Verity Sulway Mirror online

“You need to see it, to believe it... This is pure madness... but very funny and highly entertaining” West End Extra


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Love Island's (AJ) Andrea Jane Bunker will ditch the Bikini and sun lotion and gallop into the West End this Christmas as Fairy AJ of Soho for a special guest performance on the 13th December at West Ends Swanky Grosvenor Backstage Bar - The Rialto.

AJ will star alongside Big Brothers hilarious Simon Gross as Queen Genetalli and Brighton’s very own Ava Cardo in the title role of Snow White as well as a full supporting cast.

Joining AJ will be Snow White and her friends Magic Mirror, Helga the Henchwoman and of course and seven most outrageous dwarves ever to be seen in Pantomime history!!

Ticket-holders will also enjoy a brilliant soundtrack and get involved with high-energy party classics such as ‘Get the Party Started’, Dancing Queen, 'You’re the One That I want” Like a Virgin and ‘YMCA’, This Is Me, Hot Stuff’ and 'Don’t Stop Believing'

Simon trained as an actor at Guildford School of acting

Simon has had a versatile career, not only as an actor, but also as a presenter, producer, and entertainer. From spending six months as a Butlins Redcoat for the Grand Hotel, Scarborough where he learnt all the tricks of the trade, to playing in children’s shows for the Rank organisation, to playing Benny in the West End production of “Singalongabba” which consisted of wearing a false beard, putting on a silly Swedish accent and miming playing the piano – an achievement Simon felt was a big plus to his CV! (Whitehall Theatre)

Simon is no stranger to the world of pantomime and with over twenty years’ experience behind him some of his favourite experiences to date include playing Dame opposite Gladiator Wolf for two years in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ Smee in ‘Peter Pan’ opposite his great pal the late avenger Gareth Hunt. (Victoria Theatre, Halifax and The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing; The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks respectively).

His many television credits include: - ‘On the Road with Maureen Rees’ for the BBC in 1997. In 1998, Simon had the privilege to set up Laurence Llewyn Bowen on a ‘Gotcha!’ for Noel’s House Party for the BBC. In 2004, Simon was asked to be the Second Butler in Channel 4’s ‘What the Butler Saw’ – a six-part documentary on aristocracy. This saw Simon not only being part of a secret panel, but also the start of his unique, off-the-cuff personality bring the screen to life.

Simon is also no stranger to the Drag world and in 2013 produced Drag Divas at The Arts Theatre London with well know female impressionists BGTs La Voix and Drag Races Bega Chips in the title roles

Simon originally played Horrible Hilda in the West End Pantomime Snow White and the Seven Poofs at The Leicester Square Theatre with Drag Artistes Bette Rinse and Tanya Hyde. In 2011 he recreated the same role this time with the legendary Titti La Camp as The Queen and the same in 2012 with Mrs Moore as The Queen and Tanya Hyde as Snow White at The Green Carnation.

In 2013 Simon produced the touring UK production of adult pantomime Sinderfella with Miss Devine in the lead playing in London, AXM Manchester and Birmingham.

In 2015 Simon was part of Big Brother and was the first person EVER to be evicted in Big Brother history lasting just two hours in launch opening night-time Bomb twist! However, that was not the end of Simon as he was invited back into the house 2 weeks later and lasted up to 30 days and became a Big Brother legend as well as known for his catchphrase SHOWBIZ (which incidentally on opening night he said over 400 times!)

Simon has his own web show Get Glossy with Glossy covering all things showbiz as well as recently exclusive interviews for E4 Married at First Sight and 20 Years of Big Brother, ITV Love Island.

Ava Cardo
After graduating drama school training at East 15 Acting School, Ava immediately started her drag career performing to 100s of holiday makers a week across the Canary Islands as part of the Musical Hall Tavern show throughout 2016. Since moving back to the UK, Ava has made her mark on the drag scene starting out and excelling in competitions such as Drag Idol and has now been performing her very own show in venues across London and the UK. Now residing in LGBTQ hotspot of Brighton, the live singing sensation continues her full time drag career. Aside from cabaret, in 2021 Ava performed her own comedy Fringe Theatre show which received a five-star review and the Pebble Trust’s international touring award. Ava is now set to make her Pantomime Debut.



Backstage Bar at The Rialto

Grosvenor Casino

3-4, Coventry Street,



Nearest Tube-Piccadilly Circus

Performances are scheduled from

10th December 2021- 15TH January 2022 at 7.30pm.

(See TicketSource for all dates and times) Nearest Station Piccadilly Circus

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