DJ Mills to make panto debut in Leicester

Published: 16 May 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

New challenge: Scott Mills

BBC Radio 2’s Scott Mills is to make his panto debut in Jack and the Beanstalk at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.

Mills, who hosts a daily afternoon show on Radio 2, will play the role of the King and Mayor who, in the Imagine Theatre production, has his own radio station in the town.

He said, “I do love a new challenge, so in a year where I’ve already moved to a new radio home and somehow managed to survive 24 hours on a treadmill (for Children in Need), it’s time to tread the boards, darling. I’m so excited and can’t wait to spend the festive period performing in the great city of Leicester.”

Venue director Antony Flint commented, “we’re really excited to welcome Scott to both the Hall and panto. Scott is such an entertaining and charismatic person and has demonstrated panto quick wit in his two decades in radio. It’s going to be a real treat.”

Jack and the Beanstalk will run at De Montfort Hall from Friday 15 December until Sunday 7 January 2024.

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