St Helens youngster Jamie Leahey and his trusty aspect-kick puppet Chuck will sign up for an all-star solid in his hometown’s Christmas pantomime Cinderella.
Thirteen-calendar year-previous Jamie and Chuck lately wowed the judges and viewers of Britain’s Received Expertise with his outstanding ventriloquist act. In June, he designed it to the Grand Last finishing runner-up – winning a legion of lovers along the way.
The pair will look as them selves as a speciality act in festive pantomime Cinderella from Regal Entertainments Ltd.*
Cinderella will operate at St Helens Theatre Royal from Saturday 3 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023. Tickets are on sale now from £18.
As the most up-to-date addition to the all-star forged, Jamie and Chuck will star along with fellow Britain’s Received Expertise favorite comedian and musician Jon Courtenay, who was introduced lately. Jon won the Television set show in 2020, and will participate in Prince Charming’s ideal-hand male Dandini in the seasonal magnificent.
Much more solid will be declared soon.
Via his Britain’s Received Expertise appearances, Jamie also caught the eye of the amusement business professionals, ensuing in many offers from theatres across the country to look in panto this Xmas. Even so, the youngster was eager to seem in his hometown this Christmas and selected the purpose for himself and Chuck in Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal.
Jamie Leahey reported: “It really is been an epic yr with my finest mate Chuck – and I feel fired up and honoured to be again undertaking at St Helens Theatre Royal.”
Teenager Jamie commenced entertaining people from a really youthful age, putting on demonstrates for family and good friends, from costumes to props. This all led to his appreciate of television and theatre and, in certain pantomimes and wide variety performances. Aged 6, he landed his to start with portion as Baby Encounter in Bugsy Malone with RTDA Desire Academy Of Arts at St Helens Theatre Royal. He went on to seem in a lot of far more RTDA youth drama team productions which include Grease, Singing In The Rain, and The Audio Of Audio. In 2019, he played Oliver in Pilkington Musical Theatre Company’s generation of Oliver.
Jamie previously appeared in panto at St Helens Theatre Royal in 2016 participating in Michael in Peter Pan. He went on to enjoy John in Peter Pan at the Liverpool Empire at Christmas 2019.
A pupil of Devine Theatre Firm because January 2019, Jamie has designed his efficiency expertise in performing, singing, and dancing. Each and every 12 months, he appears in the organization Selection Spectacular Present complicated himself with distinct people – these have bundled Induce from Only Fools And Horses to Pinocchio in Shrek, all approached with wonderful vitality and enthusiasm.
Now after two decades of tough work and dedication, Jamie has been catapulted into the highlight as one of the UK’s latest ventriloquist functions – alongside trusty aspect-kick, Chuck. Together, their act combines Jamie’s new-located ventriloquism talent and his really like of outdated-faculty comedy. Pursuing their performances on Britain’s Bought Expertise, they stunned the panel of judges and obtained standing ovations at the London Palladium and Hammersmith Apollo.
Britain’s Received Talent head judge Simon Cowell advised Jamie throughout the reside televised Grand Remaining: “You are truly humorous, so charming. If this is what you want to do as a vocation you have to stick to it, you have a genuine expertise and are pretty likeable.”
Cinderella claims audiences a magical Christmas panto entire with Fairy Godmother, glass slippers, enchanted pumpkin, unsightly sisters, and a great fairytale finale. The manufacturing also capabilities true Shetland ponies on phase.
St Helens Theatre Royal pantomimes are a highlight in the theatre’s calendar, and a authentic festive spotlight – and the sparkling manufacturing of Cinderella will be no exception.
Theatregoers can hope large output values, beautiful and colourful costumes, breathtaking sets, and a wonderful selection of chart hits to sing and dance along to – the recipe for a excellent panto.
Theatre Manager Chantelle Nolan added: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jamie and Chuck to the solid of Cinderella for our Xmas pantomime 2022. Jamie has done on the St Helens Theatre Royal stage in advance of but it’ll be a brand name new experience for Chuck – and I know they are likely to have a wonderful festive time particularly in their hometown.
“Jamie and Chuck sign up for the line-up together with Britain’s Acquired Expertise 2020 winner Jon Courtenay as Dandini – that’s a ton of outstanding talent on a person phase, but we have even more to appear. Observe this room as there are much more interesting names to announce very before long.”
Jon Courtenay seems in Cinderella as Dandini. Jon was awarded the Golden Buzzer by Ant and Dec, going on to turn into the Judges’ Choice in the semi-finals just before successful the full contest – starting to be the very first Golden Buzzer act to acquire the BGT title.
A reside performer for 20 decades ahead of his BGT triumph, his popular one particular-gentleman show incorporating comedy, music, piano, and comedy magic has continued to just take him on an unbelievable journey. He has performed at the Royal Selection Demonstrate, and appearances include things like Britain’s Got Talent Christmas Unique, This Morning, Lorraine, and the Michael Ball Clearly show on BBC Radio 2. He has just lately accomplished his initial Uk Tour, and is established to consider his new solo participate in Towards The Odds to the Edinburgh Fringe this Summer season.
*Make sure you be aware – thanks to Jamie’s age and licensing laws, he will surface in a restricted selection of performances. Check out internet site for total facts.