Al Murray wins panto prize | Oh yes he does... for role in Jack & The Beanstalk

Al Murray wins panto prize

Oh yes he does... for role in Jack & The Beanstalk

Al Murray, Roy Hudd, Elaine C Smith and The Chuckle Brothers have all gone away winners at the Great British Pantomime Awards.

Murray won best newcomer for his performance as Idle Al in Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Wimbledon Theatre, while the Chuckle Brothers won for Snow White at the Mayflower in Southampton.

Two Doors Down star Smith was named best fairy for Sleeping Beauty at Glasgow Kings Theatre and CBBC star Danny Adams was named best comic for his role in Peter Pan at theTheatre Royal Newcastle.

Hudd won a lifetime achievement award along with Nick Thomas, chairman of leading panto producers QDos.

On Twitter Murray joked about scooping a best newcomer award 27 years after staring in comedy:

Published: 17 Apr 2018

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