Panto cast announced

Legendary comedy-duo The Chuckle Brothers, Benidorm star Tony Maudsley, and The X Factor finalist Chico will all take to the stage in the Theatre Royal Nottingham’s 2016/17 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Chuckle Brothers, who will play Jack’s brothers ‘Paul and Barry Trot’, are known to generations of children for their popular prime-time children’s television show Chucklevision.

Most recently Paul and Barry have toured the UK in their own shows including The Chuckles of Oz, The Ghostly Shadows, The Pirates of the River Rother 2 and A 2014 Space Oddity.

Ever in demand the boys are often seen on TV programmes, including in recent years as contestants on Celebrity Coach Trip and Pointless and are often seen in nightclubs across the country following the success of To Me, To You (Bruv), a charity single released with Tinchy Stryder.

Tony Maudsley will make his debut as a panto dame in Nottingham this Christmas, taking a break from the Benidorm hairdressing salon.

Tony has been a series regular in the award-winning comedy series since 2011. With previous nominations of Best Actor and Best Newcomer by the Royal Television Society, Tony has also been seen in Sky Living’s The Spa and ITV’s Northern Lights.

Earlier this year Tony starred in the musical Hairspray as Edna Turnblad.

Joining the cast in the title role of Jack Trot is The X Factor’s Chico, who became a household name as a finalist on the show’s second series.

Not content with knocking Madonna off the top of the UK chart with his hit Chico Time he swapped singing for skating and captivated the nation with his spectacular routines and reached the final of ITV1’s Dancing on Ice.

Since then he has appeared on numerous television shows and in several pantomimes, winning rave reviews for his performances.

Jack and the Beanstalk will also feature a sensational 3D journey which will see the audience accompany Jack deep into the Giant’s castle in cloudland.

Jack and the Beanstalk will run at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Saturday December 10 2016, to Sunday January 15 2017.

Tickets are priced from £17- £34.50 and are available from www.trch.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555.