George Sampson - Sparkled Press Pic, Crewe Lyceum panto

Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson will be teaming up with comedy legends Cannon and Ball to star in the title role of this year’s Crewe Lyceum panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Warrington-born dancer, presenter, singer and actor rose to fame when he entered the second series of ITV’s flagship talent show Britain’s Got Talent.

He wowed Simon Cowell and the judges with his impressive street dance abilities and performance skills.

Having come top in the audience’s vote, George back-flipped his way into the semi-final with his now legendary routine to Singin’ in the Rain.

It was a performance he reprised in the live final which saw him beat off stiff competition and win the coveted prize which saw him perform in front of HRH Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Variety Performance.

Since then George has gone on to headline summer festivals across the UK, host weekend specials at UK resorts, host various product launches, and released his debut single ‘Get Up on the Dance Floor’ with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

He has also released his debut dance DVD, Access 2 All Areas.

George continues to dance, but is also acting, having starred in the hip-hop musical Into the Hoodz in London’s West End.

He has also appeared in the feature films Streetdance 2 and Streetdance 3D, held roles in Waterloo Road and Casualty for the BBC, starred in Mount Pleasant on Sky One, appeared in The Dumping Ground for CBBC and last year made his soap debut as Ryan in Emmerdale for ITV.

Last year, he starred in the Madness musical Our House which played the Crewe Lyceum to fantastic audience and critical acclaim.

In the 2018 panto, which starts on December 14, he will play the lead role of Jack Trot, with Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball who are back for their third consecutive Crewe pantomime.

Producers show it will be a must-see production packed with spectacular song and street dance, laughs-a-minute and a 3D sequence which will transport audience members deep into the Giant’s castle – a first for the Lyceum’s annual pantomime.

Adam Knight, director at Crewe Lyceum Theatre, said: “We are thrilled to welcome George to the Lyceum this festive season.

“George’s extraordinary dancing and performing talent combined with Cannon & Ball’s superb comedy partnership is sure to provide applause and laughter in abundance and make Jack and the Beanstalk a not-to-be-missed festive treat for the entire family.”

Tickets are already selling fast. To find out more and to order tickets, visit www.crewelyceum.co.uk

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