Russell Grant to star in panto at Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Russell Grant will be the star of this year's panto at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering

Russell Grant will be the star of this year's panto at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering

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Strictly Come Dancing star and TV astrologer Russell Grant will star in this year’s panto at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering.

The celebrity will play Phidias the Royal Astrologer in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, running from December 11 to January 5, 2014.

Russell said he turned down a host of other roles to perform in Kettering, adding: “I love panto and I can’t wait to get back on stage this Christmas at the Lighthouse.”

Russell is now in his sixth decade in showbusiness, a career which has spanned acting, singing, dancing and, of course, astrology.

In 2011 Russell starred in BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing, capturing the hearts of the public after partnering with world Latin champion dancer Flavia Cacace.

Most memorably, Russell was shot out of a cannon at Wembley Arena as part of their jive routine, a scene for which he was nominated for a Bafta TV Highlight of the Year.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs offers spectacular sets and costumes with catchy tunes and vibrant dance routines, which will allow Russell to show off his Strictly dance ability.

Tickets are on sale now from the box office on 01536 414141 or online at www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.