Television presenter David gears up for Northampton panto

A journalist and TV presenter is playing the hero in this year’s pantomime at The Deco Theatre in Northampton.

David McLelland plays Prince Charming in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and his daughters are delighted he is in the show.

David McLelland

David McLelland

He said: “They are all over fairy tales and the fact that I am playing a Prince in one of their favourite ever stories means the absolute world to them.

“I’ve done pantomime since the late 1990s and have questioned, especially as I have my own children, why I should be thousands of miles away entertaining other people’s children.

“But I took a year off, and I was bored that Christmas, I was missing. And my eldest asked if I was going to be wearing any silly clothes. She was disappointed and so I made the decision to do it again.”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves runs from Friday to Thursday, December 9 to 29. For further information about the show or to book tickets in advance call the box office 01604 491005, or visit

Tickets for the pantomime start from £10