Musical star joins Wyvern pantomime cast

By Jessica Durston - 1 October 2021

Arts and Culture

Established West-End star Millie O'Connell is the latest addition to the cast of the theatre's production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

With over 30,000 theatregoers attending the pantomime at Wyvern every Christmas, the theatre says it is delighted to announce that Millie O’Connell will be joining Louie Spence in headlining this year’s family pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk.

The pantomime will run from 4 December - 2 January 2022.

Millie O’Connell is best known for her role in the West End production and 2018 UK tour of Six The Musical, where she was the first Anne Boleyn to 'rock the iconic space buns.'

Having completed her training at Laine Theatre Arts, she has starred in 42nd Street, Rent, Be More Chill and, most recently, Hair at the London Palladium.

In 2016, she starred in the Civic Theatre’s pantomime, Aladdin, as the Slave of the Ring and, this year, Millie will be making her Swindon debut as the Queen in Jack and the Beanstalk, joining fellow performer Louie Spence.

Swindon Theatres’ Theatre Director, Laura James, said: “We cannot wait to welcome the giant talent that is Millie O’Connell to the Wyvern Theatre for the first time this Christmas as the Queen. We’re excited to see a star of such a popular musical on our stage and, with Millie and Louie heading up a wonderful cast and crew, there has never 'bean' a better time to book your tickets for this year’s pantomime spectacular.”

A spokesperson for the show added: "Expect all the laughs, music, special effects and bundles of audience participation that Swindon audiences know and love at Jack and the Beanstalk this festive season."

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