The Grimsby Auditorium are delighted to announce that Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg will be playing Buttons in their spectacular family pantomime Cinderella.
Jon Clegg won the hearts of the nation in the 2014 series of Britain’s Got Talent with his impressions of everyone from Homer Simpson to Simon Cowell himself!
Jon says “I think my favourite impression would have to be Ant and Dec! It's the impression that was so popular on Britain’s Got Talent, and their reaction will always be a highlight.”
This will be his fifth panto with Imagine Theatre having appeared in both Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk at The Hexagon in Reading as well as two years in Leicester at the De Montfort Hall for Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Since finishing Britain’s Got Talent Jon has toured the world with his one-man impression show and is looking forward to spending the festive season in Grimsby.
“This is my first time working in Grimsby, but I have visited there before - and have worked a few times in nearby Cleethorpes, mainly appearing at Thorpe Park holiday park. Last year I did a show at Cleethorpes Pier with former football manager Ron Atkinson.”
“I'm really looking forward to playing Buttons again, for the third time. It's probably my favourite panto role, as I get to play the fool but also have some poignant moments too!"
“This year in the run up to panto I am mainly sailing the seven seas on cruise ships, but am also working in hotels across the Mediterranean. So far this year I've been to Dubai, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, Spain and Cyprus!”
Steve Boden of Imagine Theatre who produce the panto in Grimsby says “We are thrilled to be working with Jon once again. He is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with and always builds up a great rapport with his audience.”
“The popularity of the Grimsby pantomime has grown immensely over the last few years and we really enjoy working with the team at The Auditorium. We are really excited to be continuing to build on that success this year with Cinderella and to cementing panto as an important part of Grimsby’s festive calendar.”
Cinderella runs from Friday 15th - Thursday 28th December 2017.