This year's Theatre Royal panto features a Hollyoaks star
Hollyoaks heart-throb Stephen Uppal has been unveiled as the lead star in Norwich Theatre Royal's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Stephen, who plays Ravi Roy in the soap, will appear opposite Joel Beckett, Richard Gauntlett, Andre Vincent and Charlotte Scott.
"It's going to be another new challenge for me," said Stephen.
The winter pantomime runs from Tuesday, 14 December 2010, to Sunday, 16 January 2011.
"Stephen is going to add even more star quality to this year's pantomime," said John Bultitude from Norwich Theatre Royal.
"As well as a high-profile Hollyoaks part, he has won some major theatre roles and is sure to prove popular with panto audiences here," he added.