Rugby Theatre is pulling out all the stops to put on a spectacular family panto to see in the New Year.
Writer and director Mike Allen has brought together a mix of new talent and old favourites for this year’s production, Jack and the Beanstalk. The much-loved Rugby FM DJ Jason Moss, who is playing the Voice of the Giant.
Mike says: “We’ve had a great time putting together the show this year.
“We have a new musical director in Jo Bewick, while Sophie Pulley – who has been connected with the theatre since she was a young girl – is choreographing the show. It’s her first time in charge of dancing for Sophie, but she’s done a great job getting everyone moving.
“On stage, the cast is led by Michele Goode as Jack Trot. Her new husband, Max Goode, is also among the cast as Dolly, the Giant’s daughter!”
Steve Bradnam is back again to play Dame Trot, Natalie Gibson is Billy Trot, while Christopher Allen-Mason and Hayden Harvey are comedy duo Dreadful and Worse.
Mike said: “This year, all the sets have been designed and hand-built by our hard-working scenic and stage management team.
“It’s remarkable what they can put together – and they are all volunteers. not professional set builders. And they’ve had to do it all without the help of our dear friend and special effects expert Dick Walsingham, who sadly died in November.
“It’s going to be a great show, and masses of fun for all the family, and tickets are selling fast, which is great to see,” added Mike.
The show opens on Friday, January 8 to Sunday, January 17. For tickets call 01788 541234, or visit www.rugbytheatre.co.uk.