Crewe Lyceum have announced that Cheshire resident Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson will be teaming up with comedy legends Cannon and Ball and street dancing his way down Heath Street to star in the title role of this year’s truly gigantic pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk from Friday 14 December.
The Warrington-born dancer, presenter, singer and actor rose to fame when he entered the second series of ITV’s flagship talent show Britain’s Got Talent where he wowed Simon Cowell and the judges with his impressive street dance abilities and performance skills. Having come top in the audience’s vote George back-flipped his way into the semi-final with his now legendary routine to Singin’ in the Rain, a performance he reprised in the live final which saw him beat off stiff competition and win the coveted prize which saw him perform in front of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Variety Performance, staged at the London Palladium.
Since then George has gone on to headline at regular summer festivals across the UK, host weekend specials at UK resorts, host various product launches, released his debut single ‘Get Up on the Dance Floor’ with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and released his debut dance DVD, Access 2 All Areas.
He continues to dance, but is now also known for his acting, having starred in the hip-hop musical Into the Hoodz in London’s West End and in the feature films Streetdance 2 and Streetdance 3D, held roles in Waterloo Road and Casualty for the BBC, starred in Mount Pleasant on Sky One, appeared in The Dumping Ground for CBBC and last year made his soap debut as Ryan in Emmerdale for ITV. Last year he starred in the Madness musical Our House which played the Crewe Lyceum to fantastic audience and critical acclaim.
George will play the lead role of Jack Trot, with Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball who are back for their third consecutive Crewe pantomime, in a must-see production packed full of spectacular song and street dance, laughs-a-minute and a fantastic 3D sequence which will transport audience members deep into the Giant’s castle, a first for the Lyceum’s annual pantomime.
Adam Knight, Director at Crewe Lyceum Theatre said: “We are thrilled to welcome George to the Lyceum this festive season. George’s extraordinary dancing and performing talent combined with Cannon & Ball’s superb comedy partnership is sure to provide applause and laughter in abundance and make Jack and the Beanstalk a not-to-be-missed festive treat for the entire family.”
Tickets are already selling fast, so audiences shouldn’t leave it any longer to secure their seats for the pantomime audiences have bean waiting to see.
Fee-Fi, Fo, Fum, a must-see panto comes to Crewe Lyceum!