Steps Star Serves up Festive Fun
14th March 2016
A giant of a pantomime will roar into Rickmansworth during the Christmas period, as Lee Latchford Evans steps into the title role in Jack and the Beanstalk!
Lee sold over 20 million records with pop super group Steps, taking the country by storm with a string of irresistibly catchy chart-toppers and cover versions. In the first five years of their career alone, Steps achieved phenomenal chart success with two number-one singles, two number-one albums, 14 consecutive top five singles and a string of hits throughout Europe. Their smash hits and energetic dance routines earned them a BRIT Award nomination and a spot supporting pop superstar Britney Spears on her worldwide tour, all in the same year! They went their separate ways in 2001, but went out on a massive high, with their greatest hits album GOLD going straight to number one in the album charts!
In 2011, Steps reformed and appeared in their own reality series called Steps Reunion, which followed them as they rebuilt their friendships. Such was the success of the show a second series followed the group on their first arena tour in over ten years, airing in 2012.
Lee is no stranger to theatre having trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts. Recent tours have included All Creatures Great and Small, playing Tristan Farnon, and Beauty and the Beast, and in the star-studded production of Rita, Sue and Bob too at the Theatre Royal, St Helens.
Adding to his many achievements, Lee qualified as a personal trainer and achieved a 2nd Dan black belt in kickboxing, ensuring he’ll be in top form to clamber up the beanstalk and take on Giant Blunderbore.
Pantomime producer Paul Holman said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have Lee headlining the show at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth this year. He is sure to bring all the same fun, energy and enthusiasm to panto that he does to pop. ”
Watch Lee step into panto land from Thursday 8 December until Saturday 31 December 2016. Tickets are available from Watersmeet box office (01923 711 063) and online (www.watersmeet.co.uk)