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Fe, Fi, Fo Fum! Graham Cole Joins ‘The Bill’ in Wolverhampton!

Graham Cole as FleshcreepWolverhampton Grand have announced that The Bill star Graham Cole will complete the line-up of this year’s gigantic family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk from Saturday 9 December 2017 – Sunday 14 January 2018. Graham will join the previously announced Gareth Gates, Lisa Riley, Doreen Tipton, Ian Adams and Adam C Booth in yet another fun-filled family pantomime from Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer.

Graham is best-known as PC Tony Stamp in the much-loved ITV serial drama The Bill, a role he played for over 25 years from 1984 until the programme ended in 2009. In that time he detained thousands of criminals ensuring the streets of London were safe, but will be swapping good for bad, playing the role of the Giant’s henchman, the evil Fleshcreep in this year’s pantomime.

In addition to his lengthy stint at Sun Hill Police Station, Graham held previous roles in Doctor Who, Casualty, The Keeper of Traken and The Twin Dilemma. Since leaving The Bill Graham has also fronted Police, Stop!, appeared in Law & Order UK and made numerous stage appearances, including the leading role in Scrooge at the Garrick Theatre and General Waverley in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, a role he reprised for a record-breaking run at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End.

Graham is also president of the National Holiday Fund, which takes sick and disabled children to Disney World in Florida. He has been patron to ChildLine for over 30 years, and has supported numerous other charities which saw him awarded the OBE in 2010 for his charitable work. 

Speaking on his role as Fleshcreep, Graham Cole said: “Having played one of the good guys for so many years I’m really looking forward to playing a real baddie for once, and what better way to spend Christmas than to terrify Wolverhampton audiences working for Giant Blunderbore.”

Audiences shouldn’t leave it any longer to secure their tickets for Jack And The Beanstalk, the pantomime audiences have bean waiting for. With music, dance, laughter, special effects and a beanstalk of giant proportions, book your tickets now!

Jack And The Beanstalk opens at the Grand Theatre on Saturday 9 December 2017 and runs until Sunday 14 January 2018. Tickets are already on sale and can be booked in person, by phone on 01902 429212 or online at www.grandtheatre.co.uk.

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