Celebrity Big Brother’s Julian Clary to star in “Jack and the Beanstalk” panto with Lee Mead and Nigel Havers

A new version of the Pantomime favourite Jack and the Beanstalk will be launched today in Southampton.

In this new version the lovely Julian Clary, will lead the cast in the role of Spirit of the Beans. He will be joined by one of British theatre’s biggest stars, the smooth-talking TV heart-throb, Nigel Havers as Fleshcreep. Lee Mead, West End star, makes his pantomime debut in the title role of Jack. Veteran panto dame and Hi-De-Hi and ‘Allo ‘Allo star Jeffrey Holland will play Dame Trot. Making a special guest star appearance is the comedian and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, as Simple Simon, and his cheeky companion Sam. Wave 105’s Shireen Jordan returns to play the Lady in Waiting.

The launch started today at ten, with Julian commenting: “Full panto drag on a Tuesday morning in September. Seems wrong.”

Julian is fast catching up with David Walliams in the workaholic stakes with what looks like non stop working before and after his run on Celebrity Big Brother.

On Sunday Julian said: “A day off at last. I may exfoliate.” We hope he enjoyed the rest.

Jack and the Beanstalk starts Sat 22 Dec 2012 and ends Sat 19 January 2013

You can book tickets here.

This post was written by guest blogger and reality TV showbiz observer Daniel Cohen. Catch up with him on Twitter here!

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