Soap star to grace Exmouth stage again for festive panto

PUBLISHED: 11:46 04 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:46 04 September 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk is coming to Exmouth Pavilion this Christmas. Picture: Trio Entertainment

Jack and the Beanstalk is coming to Exmouth Pavilion this Christmas. Picture: Trio Entertainment

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A soap star will be swapping the cobbled streets of Weatherfield to grace the stage at an Exmouth theatre.

Coronation Street and Dancing on Ice star Steven Arnold will be acting in fun-filled family favourite Jack and the Beanstalk at the Exmouth Pavilion, running from December 24 to January 1.

It was in 1996 that Steven 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," he said.

"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."

Steven said he is 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 year's pantomime.

Joining Steven is pantomime regular Stuart Earp who will be playing the role of Jack Trott and pantomime dame Harry Moore, who joins the cast in is first pantomime at Exmouth in the role as Dame Trott, and Bessie McMillan.

Josephine Sherlock stars as Fairy Beansprout.

Kevin Brown, producer at Trio Entertainment, 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."

For further information and to book tickets go to www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk or call the box office on 01395 222477

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