Blunderbore


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Blunderbore

nursery tale giant killed by Jack. [Br. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 128]
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Catherine McCabe made an appealing Jack Trott, who is forced by the credit crunch to sell the family''s beloved cow, Daisy, unwittingly to the devious Fleshcreep - henchman to the odious Giant Blunderbore. A ripple of laughter went round the auditorium when the Giant - part man, part model, started to 'stride'' across the stage.
The show features Tom the magic talking cat preparing to fight the Giant Blunderbore, with help from Dora Dettol, the dotty Dame, Sebastian the rustic twit and Stephen the hero of the show.
Brookside's Sue Jenkins playing the evil Queen Blunderbore was much more glamorous on stage than ever she was playing Jimmy Corkhill's wife on TV.
Ex-Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley stars as Jack, with Nick Newbould as Silly Billy, Jamie Greer (Dame Trott), Paula Bell (Queen Blunderbore) and Sarah White (Fairy Goodheart).
And young Joseph Cryan proves that with a sparkling performance as Dame Dotty Durden whose son Jack leads the fight against Giant Blunderbore, the nasty character threatening the villagers of Penny Farthing.
"The pantomime this year is Jack and the Beanstalk by Paul Laidlaw and is set in the village of Gigglechuckletickle, which is being ruled by Giant Blunderbore (all 16ft of him), but not for long, because Jack will save the day (oh yes, he will), aided and abetted by his mum, Dame Trot, his big brother, Silly Billy, and, of course, Daisy the Cow."
Those honours go to Liverpool actors David Flynn (Jack); Paula Bell (Queen Blunderbore) and Jamie Greer (Dame Trott - a macho, non camping frockbuster of the old school).
Alex Tomkins played a good Jack and Delroy Brown added a different dimension to Giant Blunderbore by tackling the role on stilts.
The cast also includes David Flynn in the title role as Jack, Jamie Greer as Dame Trott, Tara Wells as Jill, and Paula Bell as Queen Blunderbore.
The Mighty Giant Blunderbore is one of the stage world's most technologically advanced creations and has appeared alongside performers such as Christopher Biggins, Melanie Stace, former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, dancer Wayne Sleep and comedian Jim Davidson.
The Mighty Giant Blunderbore is one of the theatre world's most technological advanced creations and has appeared alongside the likes of Christopher Biggins, Melanie Stace, former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, dancer Wayne Sleep and comedian Jim Davidson.
Brookside's Jackie Corkhill - actress Sue Jenkins - signs up to play Queen Blunderbore. Liverpool singer David Paul plays hero, and there's a special role for Penny Ellis, late of TV's Big Brother, as Fairy Starlight.