Coventry-based Katy is reprising her tongue-in-cheek role of Jack - a diva principal boy
Theatres across Wales are jam-packed with former pop stars, soap actors and TV presenters who have been transformed into dames, baddies and principal boys
So local arenas are awash with funnymen who think its uproarious when they forget their lines and principal boys
who turn their hands palm-upwards with every utterance.
with the best of 'em if the culprit is aged four, but I do get fed up with principal boys
who turn their palms up to heaven with every sentence and funnymen who clearly think it's hilarious when they forget their lines.
Andrew Spencer is very likeable as a galumphing Baron Hardup, while Sharon Whitehead and Nicci England are a sparky pair of principal boys
as Prince Charming and Dandini.
THE baddies dripped menace on cue and the principal boys
showed a wellturned leg as a host of stars lined up to launch the panto season.
Exit also an increasing number of females as principal boys
- a good old 19th century tradition - because, with lesbianism rife in TV drama, some may get the wrong idea.
It had big names such as Dave Willis and Jack Radcliffe, the cream of pantomime dames with Stanley Baxter and Tony Heaton and statuesque principal boys
like Elizabeth French.
Super scenery, principal boys
and fairy godmothers you recognised from telly and corps de ballet immaculately choreographed.
One of the first principal boys
was Eliza Povey who played the lead role in Jack and the Beanstalk in the 1819 Drury Lane production.
The two principal boys
are EastEnders' Sid Owen and Blue singer Antony Costa, both likeable and apparently without showbiz egoes.
Philip Andrew and Tim Oxbrow do everything right but somehow don't have the impact of the traditional female principal boys