AN all-star cast will take to the stage of a multi-purpose venue as it hosts its first professional Christmas pantomime.

The Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn will stage AJ Productions’ take on Jack and the Beanstalk.

Coronation Street legend Les Battersby will play Fleshcreep, and he will star alongside CBBC actress Mia McKenna-Bruce and comedian Fran Garrity.

Organisers have designed numerous sets, costumes and special effects in the hope of entertaining the whole family.

Jacqueline Turnbull, producer and director at AJ Productions, said: “We focus on producing good quality family shows and we promise audiences will not be disappointed.

“We are excited about this new venture and ticket sales prove that there is a demand for pantomime in the local area this festive season.”

The Garden Rooms, which opened in 2015, is the UK’s largest multi-purpose venue dedicated to weddings, conferences, events, sales and exhibitions.

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