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It’s safe to call Devon-born comedian Andy Ford a panto veteran after clocking up one every year for the past 26 years. In last year’s pantomime Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, I think he stole the show as Smee – whipping audiences up into a state of near frenzy with his greeting “alreet my luvver” in the accent of a Plymouthian, affectionately referred to as a “Janner”.
It’s great that he went down so well that this season he returns to Plymouth as Idle Jack in Dick Whittington alongside John Partridge and Samantha Womack from Eastenders. He must enjoy panto, I suggest.