Heights and Jack

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make-up again. Putting it on this morn­ing was like rid­ing a bike!”

Colin, who was wear­ing a hel­terskel­ter dress when I spoke to him which matches the set, has nine cos­tume changes. “Look out for the Par­ton one,” Colin ad­vised with a big smile on his face.

Re­turn­ing for his fourth pan­tomime, and his third time as the vil­lain, is Richard Mann. He played Tin Man in last year’s pro­duc­tion of Wizard of Oz and he is look­ing for­ward to be­ing booed again.

“The Tin Man was great but I love play­ing the vil­lain. You have lots of fun and I love the kids boo­ing at me, it’s just great be­ing the baddy.”

He added: “It’s a real fam­ily panto. I don’t live around here so I think it’s a real tes­ta­ment that this is my fourth year. It’s like a fam­ily, it sounds cliche, but it’s just fun.

“What’s great about this is you’re not go­ing on some mas­sive star name, I like to think it’s the qual­ity of the show and ev­ery­one get­ting on and hav­ing a good laugh.” pan­tos here. I can’t wait to get stuck in and I can’t wait for re­hearsals to start,” he said.

Play­ing Jack’s love in­ter­est Princess Is­abelle is Mairi Jayne Weir, also mak­ing her de­but at The El­giva.

She said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to it. I’ve done panto be­fore, my first was when I was four and that was Jack and the Beanstalk too. It’s very ex­cit­ing to be com­ing back and do­ing Jack and the Beanstalk as the princess.”

Fairy Liq­uid is be­ing played by Klu­ane Saun­ders, who re­turns after her de­but at the the­atre last year.

She said: “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it, I re­ally en­joyed last year and I’m keen to be back and do­ing it again with th­ese lovely peo­ple.”

Klu­ane will be singing Let it Go. “It’s a big chal­lenge ahead but I’m very ex­cited be­cause orig­i­nally I wasn’t go­ing to sing, so I’m ex­cited to have a song.”

Tick­ets cost £9 to £16 with group dis­counts avail­able.

For tick­ets call 01494 582 900 or visit www.el­giva.com

12A Dy­lan O’Brien, Kaya Scode­lario, Ami Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas BrodieSang­ster, Will Poul­ter, Pa­tri­cia Clark­son

Dy­lan O’Brien and Kaya Scode­lario are look­ing for a way out in The Maze Run­ner

From left, Chris Wills (Jack), Mairi Jayne Weir (Princess Is­abelle), Richard Mann (Fleshcreep), Colin Ridgewell (Dame Trott), Klu­ane Saun­ders (Fairy Liq­uid) in The El­giva’s panto Jack and the Beanstalk

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