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Evie's the Spirit of CBeebies in York Aladdin

Evie Pickerill and York panto favourite Robin Simpson
Evie Pickerill and York panto favourite Robin Simpson

CBeebies and CBBC presenter Evie Pickerill joins York Theatre Royal's Aladdin cast as The Spirit of the Ring this Christmas.

Evie has been one of the main presenters on CBeebies since 2018, and also regularly hosts shows on CBBC. She joins York panto favourite Robin Simpson, who returns as Dame in a show written by Paul Hendy, directed by Juliet Forster and co-produced with award-winning Evolution Productions – the team behind previous York pantomimes Cinderella, All New Adventures of Peter Pan and last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk.

Aladdin director Juliet Forster, who previously directed Evie as Juliet in a CBBC Shakespeare production, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Evie to York Theatre Royal. She made a wonderful Juliet and was a joy to work with. I am really looking forward to seeing her bring her unique, lovable style to pantomime."

Evie has appeared in pantomime before, as Cinderella and Snow White, and in musical Shout! She studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, is a supporter of several children’s charities and in 2022 raised money took part in Comic Relief and Children In Need and became a champion for Place2Be.

Aladdin is at York Theatre Royal December 3-January 5. 

More info and tickets here


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