It may only be August however panto bosses at Exmouth Pavilion are already working hard towards their biggest pantomime to date. This year Trio Entertainment will return to produce The fun-filled family favourite "Jack and The Beanstalk” starring Coronation Streets and Dancing On Ice star ‘Steven Arnold” best known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.
It was in 1996 that he made his debut in the soap and he remained there for the next 15 years. Out of all the memorable storylines he was given, the one Steven picks as his favourite is one of the first he did.
"Ashley was a comedy character when I first joined and I had never played a comedy role before," revealed Steven. "When Fred told Ashley he was his dad that was probably my favourite storyline as I could show another side to myself, the serious side.”
He is now really looking forward to going back to Exmouth Pavilion after playing Dandini in Cinderella a few years ago to play Fleshcreep the giant's henchman in this years pantomime.
Joining Steven is pantomime regular “Stuart Earp” who will be playing the role of Jack Trott. We are also thrilled to be welcoming back "Bessie McMillan" who has appeared in various pantomime productions over the years at Exmouth. Pantomime dame Harry Moore joins the cast in is first pantomime at Exmouth in the role as Dame Trott and completing the cast is the magical Josephine Sherlock as Fairy Beansprout.
Producer from Trio Entertainment, Kevin Brown said: “Jack and The Beanstalk promises magic, music and laughter by the bucket load. We’ve got a fantastic family pantomime with a first-rate cast. This will be the Sixth year we have produced the pantomime at Exmouth Pavilion and we are thrilled to be returning after the huge success of last year’s Aladdin."
Jack and The Beanstalk runs from 24th December to 1st January at the Exmouth Pavilion in Exmouth.
For further information and to book tickets go to www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk or call the box office on 01395 222477