DARLINGTON Hippodrome has announced the latest cast members to  join Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas in Jack and the Beanstalk.

George Sampson, Phil Walker and Daniel Taylor are the latest stars to be added to the bill.

Starring in the title role of Jack Trot will be Britain’s Got Talent winner, George Sampson. 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 where he wowed audiences with his impressive street dance abilities and performance skills.

Starring as Jack’s hapless brother Simon will be comedian Phil Walker. Having started his career as a Butlins redcoat, Phil went on to forge a successful career as a stand-up comedian, appearing regularly across the northern club scene and winning accolades including the City Life Comedian of the Year.

The Northern Echo:

Phil Walker

Joining them as the evil villain Fleshcreep will be actor and comedy writer Daniel Taylor. On stage he is best known for his portrayal of Sammy in Blood Brothers, Mickey in Down the Dock Road at the Royal Court, Tommy Cooper in the critically acclaimed The Tommy Cooper Show and as John Lennon in the off-Broadway production, Lennon - Through a Glass Onion at the famous Epstein Theatre in his native Liverpool.

The Northern Echo:

Daniel Taylor

Darlington Hippodrome Director Lynda Winstanley said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that George, Phil and Daniel will be coming to Darlington Hippodrome to join Shirley Ballas. I’m sure Darlington audiences will be as excited as we are to see this fantastic cast in action ensuring Jack and the Beanstalk is another festive, family pantomime success.”

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Friday 6 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.

For full details and to book visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk or call 01325-405405.