Magic carpets at cast olympics

Panto stars taking part in Aladdin at Dunstable's Grove Theatre : Kieran Sutcliffe (Britains Got Talent), Brian Capron (Coronation Street), Ed Petrie (CBBC), Sarah Jameson (Britains Got Talent).
Panto stars taking part in Aladdin at Dunstable's Grove Theatre : Kieran Sutcliffe (Britains Got Talent), Brian Capron (Coronation Street), Ed Petrie (CBBC), Sarah Jameson (Britains Got Talent).

Ho ho ho and it’s down to Dunstable’s Grove Theatre we go!

On Thursday (June 9) theatre staff are putting on a mini olympics with stars from this year’s panto, Aladdin, competing against teams from local businesses.

There’ll be a number of Aladdin-themed events including the Arabian Market Sweep, the Princess Jasmine Etiquette Relay, Genie Dress Up, Magic Carpet Toss and Widow Twankey’s Washing Line.

There will also be a panto record breaking attempt inspired by Guinness World Records.

Grove spokeswoman Hannah Delaney said: “One or two cast members will take part by eating as many mince pies in a minute as possible.

“The current record stands at 54 so game on, we say.”

She added: “Dunstable’s Cake House has very kindly offered to bake us a fresh batch and we’re going to create an annual record book of our own.”

The event starts at 11am and weather permitting, will be held in Grove Park.

> More info at www.grovetheatre.co.uk