MORTON man Bradley Judge is playing the title in pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield.

The professional actor will play Jack opposite former Neighbours star Mark Little as villain Fleshcreep throughout the Christmas season.

Jack’s engagement comes hot on the heels of professional performances in musicals in Manchester and London.

Bradley, son of well-known Keighley Playhouse actress and TV performer Laura Judge, said he was excited to be playing Jack.

He said: “I think it’s the first time Mansfield has had a boy playing Jack. It takes a different approach from the traditional principal boy being a woman.

“I hope I can bring lots of energy and magic, and keep Jack light and fun while still being a cheeky lad. I’m sure it’s going to be a great show.”

Comedian and former Neighbours veteran Mark Little plays Fleshcreep, Rebecca Wheatley is the Vegetable Fairy, Adam Moss takes the role of Simple Simon, and Craig Ansell is Dame Trot.

Jack and the Beanstalk opened up the Palace Theatre in December 2 and will continue until January 7.

Last summer Bradley appeared in the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, revival of the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin, from the writer of global smash hit musical Wicked.

This came straight after a run of the musical Yank at the Charing Cross Theatre in London, which had followed 12 months performing in Grease on an ocean liner.

Bradley grew up in West Morton and was a talented actor, singer and dancer from a young age.

He began dancing when he was four, and in 2004 took part in the Bradford Alhambra pantomime as a Sunbeam with his sister Chloe.

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