'Here's Johnny' for panto surprise

David Upton

Audience members at a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at St Helens Theatre Royal got an extra special Christmas present when comedian Johnny Vegas walked on stage.

The Benidorm and Still Open All Hours actor has been playing the role of the Magic Mirror during this year’s festive production, but via pre-recorded video projection each night. However, the star surprised the cast and the audience by making a special live appearance.

The packed-out auditorium erupted with cheers and applause and he then performed the remaining mirror scenes live.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is on until Sunday January 14.