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Published: 10:48, 10 February 2020
| Updated: 16:40, 10 February 2020
The one time king of the jungle has been announced as the pantomime dame in this year's family production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Christopher Biggins will star in the retelling of the classic fairy tale about a boy and his magic beans at Orchard Theatre in Dartford, from Saturday December 12.
The seasoned TV personality has enjoyed a glistening career spanning four decades, including TV appearances alongside Michael Crawford and the late Ronnie Barker.
But it's pantomime where the dame first made a name for himself at the tender age of 17.
On stage he has starred as The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, played Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar and the Baron in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the West End.
His hair-raising frolics have seen him work with David Hasselhoff, Patsy Kensit, Bonnie Langford, Cannon and Ball and even Basil Brush.
This year’s production will see the occasional host and one time king of the jungle take audiences on a laugh-a-minute journey up a magical beanstalk.
Orchard Theatre Director Lorna Strawson said: “The Orchard team are both thrilled and excited that pantomime royalty Christopher Biggins will be joining this year’s cast on our stage this Christmas.
"With over 40 years’ experience of playing the dame, he is guaranteed to delight our audience again and again and we cannot wait to welcome him to Dartford!”
The show will run from Saturday December 12 till Sunday January 3 2021.
To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.
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