Changing Room’s Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen makes panto debut

Fee Fi Fo Fum…flamboyant interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is making sure this year’s Everyman Theatre Christmas show is packed with fun in what is his first venture into pantomime.

The Cirencester star of Changing Rooms will be the voice of the Giant in Jack and The Beanstalk which opens on Friday 26th November and runs until Sunday January 9.

Known affectionately as LLB, Laurence made the massively generous offer to be the Giant much to the delight of the production team behind the show.

Chief executive Mark Goucher said: “We asked LLB if he’d like to be involved and he was delighted to be able to support his local theatre in such difficult times.

“He was totally charming when he recorded his lines and a true professional. He’s bringing his whole family to see the show and hopes to support us in the months to come.”

Laurence said: “I was delighted to be asked to support the Everyman Theatre and to accept the princely sum of 3 beans for being the Giant – it’s the BIGGEST role of my career!

“Pantomime is such a wonderful family tradition so to be part of Jack and the Beanstalk is a real thrill. We all need to back our local theatres after such a devastating couple of years.”

Jack and the Beanstalk has been written by Samuel Holmes who co-directs and stars as Fleshcreep; co-director and choreographer is Nick Winston and the show features a cast of Everyman Theatre favourites including Kevin Brewis and Kane Verrall (Cinderella and Tweedy’s REDUCED Pantomime) alongside everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy.

Newcomer Darius James stars as Jack and Gabriela Gregorian is Princess Susan.

The Everyman has also included a BSL Interpreted Performance at 2pm on January 2nd and a Relaxed Performance at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on January 5th.

Relaxed Performances are adapted specially for children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and for families with young (pre-school) children.

The theatre is also encouraging people with dementia and anyone who would prefer to enjoy live theatre in a more relaxed environment to book.

Book now by calling Jack and The Beanstalk 01242 572573

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