Johnny Vegas makes surprise panto appearance | Snow White's magic mirror comes to life

Johnny Vegas makes surprise panto appearance

Snow White's magic mirror comes to life

Johnny Vegas made a surprise appearance in panto at his hometown of St Helens last night.

The comic had been playing the role of the Magic Mirror in Snow White – but as a pre-recorded projection.

However, last night the Benidorm star walked on stage of the St Helens Theatre Royal to the delight of fans.

Producers had told the audience there was a technical problem with the projection, before Vegas emerged from the wings – to cheers and applause – to perform the scene live.

The comic said: "What a great night! It has been cracking being home and on the Theatre Royal stage, I'm so glad I was able to get here for a live show. The cast have all been brilliant, it really is a superb production.’

Theatre manager  Chantelle Nolan added: ‘We got the call from Johnny last week that he was able to come and make a live appearance and we were absolutely thrilled. 

‘Only a few people knew, and it has been so hard trying to keep it a secret. The audience were ecstatic when they realised he was there in person.’

The show’s run has been extended until January 14.

Published: 28 Dec 2017

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