Rebecca joins cast of Mansfield Palace panto

Steve Orme

Rebecca Wheatley is to play Vegetable Fairy and Craig Ansell will be Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk at Mansfield Palace Theatre at Christmas 2017.

Wheatley, receptionist Amy Howard in the BBC TV series Casualty, said, “acting, singing, presenting—it’s all telling stories. I love to tell stories. Panto is absolutely the one thing that you have to do every Christmas. It’s tradition. There’ll be lots of surprises and the show will have heart, fun and games. I think we all need a bit of that!”

Andrew Tucker, Mansfield district council’s cultural services manager, added, “a major part of the magic of pantomime is to be found in the special effects. This will be the first time our audiences will be wowed by 3D and we can’t wait to experience the excited reaction of our crowds.”

As previously announced, Mark Little will play Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk which runs from Saturday 2 December until Sunday 7 January 2018.