Epstein Theatre scales new heights with giant Easter panto


Cast from left to right: Michael Chapman, Claire Simmo, Ray Quinn, Mia Molloy, Lewis Pryor, Lindzi Germain. Photo: David Munn Photography

Fe-fi-fo-fum – get ready for some panto fun this Easter!

Tomorrow night, LHK Productions’ giant Easter panto – Jack and the Beanstalk – opens at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.

This egg-cellent production will be scaling new heights from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 8 April.

And leading the all-star cast is Liverpool’s own Ray Quinn. Multi-talented singer, dancer and actor, Ray first came to attention in 2000 playing Anthony Murray on Channel 4’s Brookside and won the hearts of the nation in 2006 on ITV’s The X Factor where he went all the way to the final, finishing runner-up.

Following the success of The X Factor, Ray’s debut album Doing It My Way entered the charts at number 1, selling over 300,000 copies without even releasing a single.

He then skated to victory not once, but twice on the ITV show Dancing On Ice first as Series 4 champion in 2009, and then again on the All Stars series in 2014.

No stranger to the theatre stage, Ray has appeared in some of the biggest hit shows including Grease, Dirty Dancing and Legally Blonde and most recent, in the UK tour of the smash musical The Wedding Singer starring as Glen.

On joining the cast, Ray Quinn said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be coming home to Liverpool and appearing on The Epstein stage. There is no better feeling than playing to an audience in your home town! Panto is great fun, I always have a great time and I can’t wait to be back. I’ll see you at Easter Liverpool!”

LHK Productions Managing Director Lee Kelly added: “We are delighted to have cast Ray as Jack for our Easter panto. He is a local lad, audiences from Liverpool know and love him! He is a true professional and has appeared in some of the UK’s biggest stage shows, so I know he will be a great addition to the show!”

This egg-cellent Easter panto also stars Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo, the sensational Lindzi Germain, the hilarious Lewis Pryor, rising young star Mia Molloy and Liverpool’s favourite Dame – Michael Chapman.

Jack and the Beanstalk is the tallest of gloriously tall panto tales, telling the story of hapless hero Jack who swaps the family cow for a bag of beans.

With a beanstalk reaching the heavens, golden geese and hungry giants, this show really is too big to miss.

Be sure to join LHK Productions and The Epstein Theatre this Easter for Liverpool’s best value panto, with tickets starting from just £11.

Tickets cost from £11 with a family ticket at £54. Visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk for more details.

*Please note: Ray Quinn will not be appearing in performances on 6, 7, 8 April.