Setting sale for panto full of fun and adventure
BRIAN Conley and Lesley Joseph have weighed anchor and set sail for Britain's biggest pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates will run at Hurst Street venue from December 15 to January 27.
Brian Conley, one of the country's best-loved all-round entertainers, makes a triumphant return to the Hippodrome following his role as Buttons in the acclaimed production of Cinderella last Christmas, and as Fagin in Oliver! earlier this year.
Lesley is most fondly remembered as man-eating Dorien Green in the BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather, a role which she has recently reprised for a sell-out tour.
Michael Harrison, executive producer of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, said: "We are delighted that Brian and Lesley, two pre- eminent figures in the world of entertainment, will head the cast of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates.
"Guaranteed to be another action-packed and must-see Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime, the show will feature an abundance of comedy, fabulous sets, and outrageous costumes and, as Birmingham Hippodrome audiences have come to expect, surprises galore along the way."