Pantomime stars switch on lights – oh yes they do

First published in News

STU FRANCIS and the cast from the Albert Halls panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be switching on the Middlebrook Christmas lights this year.

The event is taking place at 4pm on Thursday, November 22, outside Vue Cinema.

Churches Together will start the celebrations with some festive carols followed by a short sketch by the panto cast and a song from Kristina Castellina, who plays Snow White.

Pupils from schools around Bolton, Bury, Chorley and Wigan who work with the Volunteer Reading Help charity will also be invited to join the stars. The youngsters have taken part in a design a Christmas postcard competition and the winner will be invited on stage for the lights countdown and to flick the switch at 4.45pm.

Father Christmas will then arrive at the celebrations to welcome the children to his grotto for Christmas gifts.

Heather Crank-Ingham, from the Middlebrook retail park, said: “We are looking forward to marking the beginning of Christmas and welcoming Stu Francis and the cast of Snow White to Middlebrook to switch on our Christmas lights along with the local schools associated with the Volunteer Reading Help.”

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11:49am Sat 17 Nov 12

berushka says...

And no broken biscuits insight, eh Stu?
And no broken biscuits insight, eh Stu? berushka
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5:02pm Sun 18 Nov 12

I, Ludicrous says...

The Middlebrook Christmas lights? Not the town centre Christmas lights then? Are the Albert Halls in Horwich now? Hey, nobody told me. There's me lamenting the demise of Bolton town centre when all along it's simply moved. By the way, how come Stu Francis gets to publicise his extremely lucrative annual venture on the back of it all, once again?
The Middlebrook Christmas lights? Not the town centre Christmas lights then? Are the Albert Halls in Horwich now? Hey, nobody told me. There's me lamenting the demise of Bolton town centre when all along it's simply moved. By the way, how come Stu Francis gets to publicise his extremely lucrative annual venture on the back of it all, once again? I, Ludicrous
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10:32pm Sun 18 Nov 12

berushka says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
The Middlebrook Christmas lights? Not the town centre Christmas lights then? Are the Albert Halls in Horwich now? Hey, nobody told me. There's me lamenting the demise of Bolton town centre when all along it's simply moved. By the way, how come Stu Francis gets to publicise his extremely lucrative annual venture on the back of it all, once again?
your comments seem a little mis-jointed! The article clearly stated Middle brook, no mention of the town centre. Maybe these lights will be turned on by some nobody. At lest Stu has been around for quite some time, and why shouldn't he promote his panto, after all, a lot of the cast are performing the switch on. Seems you have something against him?
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: The Middlebrook Christmas lights? Not the town centre Christmas lights then? Are the Albert Halls in Horwich now? Hey, nobody told me. There's me lamenting the demise of Bolton town centre when all along it's simply moved. By the way, how come Stu Francis gets to publicise his extremely lucrative annual venture on the back of it all, once again?[/p][/quote]your comments seem a little mis-jointed! The article clearly stated Middle brook, no mention of the town centre. Maybe these lights will be turned on by some nobody. At lest Stu has been around for quite some time, and why shouldn't he promote his panto, after all, a lot of the cast are performing the switch on. Seems you have something against him? berushka
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2:38am Mon 19 Nov 12

macauley says...

go crush a grape stu.
go crush a grape stu. macauley
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2:38am Mon 19 Nov 12

macauley says...

go crush a grape stu.
go crush a grape stu. macauley
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