"King of the Jungle" Biggins to visit Wetherby Whaler
Article Date: 2013-07-16
^King of the Jungle’ and well-known actor Christopher Biggins is lending his support to a Guiseley theatre company by making a personal visit to one of its productions.
The actor, known for both his serious and comedy roles and as the country’s leading pantomime dame, has become so involved with CarpetBaggers he is travelling to the Guiseley Theatre to attend a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by the company’s youth theatre on 25th July.
CarpetBaggers Chairman Steven Clark engaged with Christopher Biggins through Twitter and the star was keen to offer his assistance to the amateur thespians. The theatre company was founded in 2010 by Martin Holmes and aims to offer the opportunity for new performers to tread the boards.
Biggins will also visit another of Guiseley’s iconic venues – The Wetherby Whaler fish and chip restaurant, which is based on the site of the original Harry Ramsden’s. The Wetherby Whaler is also a strong supporter of CarpetBaggers and is sponsoring the production of Joseph.
Steven Clark said: “When I first started tweeting Christopher Biggins I had no idea that it would end up with him coming to one of the CarpetBaggers productions.
“Generally a patron sends a couple of signed photos or a good luck letter but to actually travel to Yorkshire to meet our young cast and watch a performance of Joseph is absolutely brilliant.
“He obviously hasn’t forgotten his own roots in repertoire and we are delighted that we can show off our talented performers as well as introducing him to the delights of fish and chips at the Wetherby Whaler!”
Show dates are: 24th-27th July 2013. Evenings 7.15pm - Saturday matinee 2.15pm
Ticket office: 01535 670354 online bookings www.carpetbaggerstheatregroup.com
There is a potential for interviews with Christopher Biggins at The Wetherby Whaler around 4.30pm on 25th July 2013. Please contact Caroline Walker on 01325 363436