Jack and The Beanstalk – Theatre Royal Windsor

Waving her wand over Windsor this Christmas will be former Blue Peter presenter and Perfect Housewife Anthea Turner, who will star as The Fairy alongside the energetic Wide Awake presenter and ‘Utterly Brilliant!’ Timmy Mallett as The King, with his trusty side-kick, the itsy bitsy teeny weeny Pinky Punky. Making everyone’s ‘Flesh creep’, the Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive finalist and controversial Dancing on Ice judge, Jason Gardiner will trade in his score cards to take to the stage as the Giant’s Henchman.

In what is set to be the theatre’s most gigantic panto yet, Jack will be attempting to escape from the clutches of the Giant voiced by the booming legend Brian Blessed.

Returning to Theatre Royal Windsor is the dodgy duo, the calamitous comic Kevin Cruise as Simple Simon, and regular panto Dame Steven Blakeley as Dame Trott.