The Dame is one of the most important roles in panto, and this year at the Victoria Theatre that role will be played by Steve Fortune, who will be donning some outrageous frocks as Dame Trot in the hilarious family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
This will be Steve’s second pantomime with Imagine Theatre, who are producers of the show, having played Dame Dorothy Do-It in Beauty and the Beast at The Woodville last Christmas.
Steve says “I can’t wait to work with Imagine Theatre again as I had a brilliant time last Christmas. It will be my first pantomime at the Victoria Theatre but I have heard fabulous things about the venue and the panto audience and so I am really looking forward to starting rehearsals, and also to working with Neil Hurst.”
“I have always loved panto, and hearing the laughter (and the groans!) and seeing the faces of the children as they discover the ‘magic’ is just great. I also love the fact that it is continuing the great traditions which have been around for so long.”
Aside from his many pantomimes Steve has appeared in a number of West End shows including La Cage aux Folles, Fiddler on the Roof, Noises Off, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hard Times, Chess, Annie Get Your Gun and Underneath the Arches as well as 42nd Street at Chichester Festival Theatre and Curve in Leicester and Me and My Girl at the Sheffield Crucible.
Tickets are already on sale for Jack and the Beanstalk and due the popularity of the pantomime in the last few years it is recommended that you book early to ensure you can secure the performance times and seats that you would prefer.
Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday 13 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015.
For more information or to book tickets please contact the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158 or visit http://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk