Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

? CHRISTMAS May Be Six [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

? CHRISTMAS May Be Six [...]

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? CHRISTMAS may be six months away, but Only Fools and Horses star John Challis was certainly in festive spirit as he got dressed up as King Rat for the launch of Stockport Plaza's panto Dick Whittington.

John has been in panto every year for the last two decades, and last performed on the Plaza stage in 2010 as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

John said: I enjoyed my time here so much last time. This is a fantastic auditorium and I love the story of how it was almost demolished but saved by the people. I will be staying here for the show, I think Stockpot is a very interesting town.

John says he loves playing the bad guy and there will be plenty in the show to please Only Fools and Horses fans.

He added: I will always find a way to get Boycie into the script, I know the audience are waiting for the laugh and a 'Marlene' and I always get a terrific reaction. …

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