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Curtain going up on Wolverhampton Grand Theatre pantomime

The curtain was today coming up on Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre pantomime – and its cast have vowed the hotly-anticipated show will entertain audiences of all ages.


Loose Women presenter and former Coronation Street star Sherrie Hewson is leading the cast of Jack and The Beanstalk, which was opening to members of the public at the Lichfield Street venue this evening.

The show also features her former co-star Ken Morley and ventriloquist Keith Harris as well as former Midlands X Factor star Niki Evans.

The cast began rehearsing for the show in London at the end of November before arriving in the city this week where they have been taking to the stage from 10am until the early evening to make sure everything is just right.

Last night, they gave an open performance during a dress rehearsal for 1,100 people from charities, schools and other organisations who won tickets from Dudley Zoo.

Sherrie, who plays Lady Temple Savage, said she can't wait for the panto season to get into full swing.

"Rehearsals have been brilliant, really exciting and just so much fun.

"This is my first panto for about five years and it's great to come into something so wonderful and that the whole cast are getting so well.

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