Any Payne as Silly Billy
Pantomime is one of Ant’s favourite things to do, having played comic in too many pantomimes to mention. After a long break from panto, during which time Ant worked as a radio presenter, producer Jamie Alexander Wilson tempted Ant back to the stage in 2009 to play comic in Dick Whittington at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. Following this, Ant appeared as Silly Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Aladdin, and Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood in Sevenoaks. At the Woodville Gravesend, Ant spent four years playing comic in Aladdin, Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty. In 2018 Ant returned to his panto home, for the tenth anniversary panto, Dick Whittington, and he intends to spend his Christmases in Sevenoaks until someone makes him retire.
Ant recently starred in a new British comedy movie called The Fitzroy which is set to be released this year. When Ant isn’t performing he runs a successful children’s entertainment business, Silly Billy Parties. As ever his performance is dedicated to his life coach and spiritual guide, Jamie.