Today we met Peter Purves, Dr Who companion and Blue Peter legend…… he will be playing Alderman Fitzwarren in the panto this year. A pleasure to talk to and listen to, we chatted about pantos past, about Busy Bee as a two-hander, about theatres and large sets, and most importantly, we took the poster pics! A lovely afternoon, and a lovely man.

11/6/12 Panto launch

Today we held the press launch for the panto and we also took the pics for the poster. Cerrie Burnell (Fairy) was there, along with Richard Aucott (Sarah the cook), Sophie Massie (Dick), Jessica Pegram (Alice), Grant Coren (King Rat), Roger Andrews (representing the Sarah Andrews Dance Academy) and myself (Idle Jack, among other roles!). We answered questions and gave interviews, posed for photos – and I think we all had a good time! I certainly did!

9/6/12 “Alice”

….and Jessica Pegram as Alice Fitzwarren


On Monday we will have our press launch, and the first chance for some of the cast to get to meet each other! We also will be taking the photos for the poster! I am looking forward to introducing members of the cast to each other…. Harpenden panto, here we come!