Ian Liston

Ian Liston

Once a much feared pantomime villain, IAN LISTON is the founder and producer / director for The Hiss & Boo Company and has appeared in over 3,000 of their Music Hall / Variety shows as Mr Chairman. His acting career has seen him in everything from films such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (as the cult character Wes Janson), A Bridge Too Far and White Nights with Mikhail Baryshnikov to nearly 10 years as Ron Brownlow in Crossroads as well as countless stage and TV roles.

Ian’s Hiss & Boo Company is one of the UK’s major pantomime producers presenting annual pantomimes at The Hall for Cornwall for the past twelve years and ten years apiece at The Corn Exchange Newbury and The Riverfront Newport.

Ian Liston / Hiss and Boo were the original producers of Cluedo as a stage play and first brought The Mr Men to the stage. Their West End credits include the award-winning Groucho: A life in Revue, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot LoversGerald Moon’s CORPSE!  and  Nunsense : The Funny Nunny Musical.

Elegant and entertaining shows including The Shakespeare Revue (which Hiss & Boo originated with the RSC), Come Rain Come Shine (with a cast from BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’) and Dear Ivor - a celebration of the life of Ivor Novello, originally created with Welsh National Opera. Several new revue-type shows are currently in preparation in association with deviser / director Malcolm McKee.

Ian is a member of the Garrick Club and The Grand Order of Water Rats and is an ardent advocate for all things connected with prostate cancer.

actor appearances

"Wes Janson" frequently makes personal appearances at Star Wars events and conventions.  Check out the STAR WARS section at Eric LeBlanc's SCIFI ACTOR  APPEARANCES site.
Ian Liston also appears as the DR. WHO character Hero - (Ep: The Armageddon Factor)


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For more information contact:
Ian Liston, The Hiss & Boo Company
1 Nyes Hill, Wineham Lane, Bolney, West Sussex, RH17 5SD
Tel : +44 (0)1444 881707 / Fax : +44 (0)1444 882057
Email : ian@hissboo.co.uk