Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, we smell some panto news has come! The full cast for this year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, has been revealed!
Last month, we announced that some recognisable faces were returning to the Newbury stage: Joshua Coley, who was nominated as Best Double Act at the Great British Pantomime Awards for his performance in Beauty and the Beast (2017), will be Pickle Onion; Emma Fraser, who made her debut appearance in Newbury last year playing Postwoman Posy, will be this year’s Fairy; and Danny Stokes, who delighted audiences as Cowardly Cuthbert last year will be the despicable villain Dastardly. There is also a welcome return for Matthew Grace, who has appeared in eight Corn Exchange pantomimes and is back as popular comedy character Billy Bumpkin, after taking a break from the festive stage.
A warm Newbury welcome goes out to some new faces: Harry Downes plays Jack alongside Hannah Ponting as Jill and experienced pantomime dame Eamonn Fleming joins the cast as Dame Betty Bumpkin. Completing the cast are Lauren Anderson-Oakley, Danny Chesworth, Eva Ross-Davie and Mikulas Urbanek.
Keep an eye out as we will find out more about our cast over the coming weeks!
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