A CLASSIC family pantomime is set to touch down in Redditch this Christmas with two stars of the stage and screen leading the line up.
Snow White will feature Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall as Snow White’s handsome prince, while kids’ TV legend Dave Benson Phillips is set to play panto funny man Muddles.
Jai fast became a firm favourite with millions in Britain’s Got Talent, winning a legion of fans for his classical renditions of pop hits.
Branded ‘one to watch’ and the ‘dark horse’ by star judge Amanda Holden, Jai successfully sang his way into the live final scooping a cool £100,000 prize along with a coveted slot at the 2011 Royal Varity Performance.
Afterwards Jai signed to Simon Cowell’s music label Syco and released a debut album Believe.
Kids’ TV favourite Dave Benson Phillips has been at the heart of family entertainment for 30 years.
His big break came when he has working at Haven Holidays as a Children’s Uncle.
He was spotted by the BBC and given the chance to appear in Playbus, which later became Playdays.
This led to Dave being given his own show by the BBC, the phenomenally popular BAFTA nominated Get Your Own Back, which ran for 14 series. He was given another major show in 1996, this time for ITV, called Wake Up in The Wild Room.
He has also presented numerous other programmes including the CITV series Petswap, co-presented by Fearne Cotton, Nick Jnr for Nickelodeon and Words and Pictures and Go For It for BBC Education. Dave is hugely well known for his work on the Disney Channel, presenting the children’s cookery programme Bitesize and as “Big Dave” on the Cable Guide Award winning, Playhouse Disney with co-presenter “Little Alex” Lovell.
Snow White opens at the Palace Theatre on December 6 and runs until December 31.
For tickets and more information, visit redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.