Sinbad, the Pirates and the Dinosaur played the final performance on January 6, 2018 at the Massey Theatre
Written and Driected by
Ellie King

A perfect holiday treat for the whole family! Cheer the good guys, boo the bad guys and laugh out loud at the silliness of the retelling of the classic story, featuring all your panto favourites. Add toe-tapping music, sparkling sets and costumes and there you have it.

Traditional British Panto at its rambunctious best! Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in a rollicking and hilarious adventure on the high seas. Come and sing along with toe-tapping music, groan at corny old jokes, cheer the good guys and boo the bad in this hilariously funny show, as we say farewell to BC’s favourite Dame, Alan Cedargreen, when he wields his wooden spoon for one last time.
Sinbad is written and directed by BC’s own “Queen of Panto” Ellie King and features many of the panto stars who have been delighting audiences in BC for over 28 years. Patrons have been known to remark that they expected to walk out of the theatre into Oxford Street in London, so true is RCTCs panto to the British tradition, complete with Dame and Principal Boy, slapstick, music, dance, magic and the worst collection of corny old jokes in captivity. As always this is an original Canadian script featuring original music – both written specifically for the play.
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  • Suitable for:

    Parental Guidance may be laughed at.

  • Panto

    Audience likely to get involved!
    Not very serious, Super FUN,
    RISK of shouting & laughing
    Chance of belly-busting...
    likelihood of zany jokes...

  • Relaxed Performance*

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Audience Reactions:

Sinbad 2017

Langley’s Ellie King, dubbed the queen of pantomime, is breathing her own wicked sense of humour and mirth into a production of Sinbad, The Pirate and The Dinosaur, which sets sail this week on a sea of hilarity.


Sinbad 2017

Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in an hilarious adventure on the high seas. Complete with toe-tapping music, corny old jokes and an annoying Princess, this hilariously funny show is where you can say farewell to BC's favourite Dame, Alan Cedargreen as he hangs up his wooden spoon for good.


Beauty and the Beast 2016

True traditional British pantomime, including lots of music, corny jokes, special effects, spectacular costumes and all the special magic you’ve come to expect from the Christmas pantos of The Royal Canadian Theatre Company. There is always a happy ending – what more could you want?

Melanie Minty

Snow Queen – Katharine Grace

We enjoyed this so much!
  • Katharine Grace

Snow Queen – Katherine Grace

We saw (The Snow Queen) at Surrey Arts Centre and soooo good.
  • Katherine Grace

Snow Queen – Heather Booth

The girls have been asking about this since last year’s performance. 😍
  • Heather Booth