My ninth year as Dame at Theatre Severn for Evolution Pantomimes and I’m back where it all began. Widow Twankey was my first Dame at Theatre Severn when Evolution took over the tender. A couple of weeks ago was the annual photo shoot for the poster, I did suggest them using the picture from nine years ago but they felt that I’d ‘matured’ so we took some more.

I met up with the Hawth Crawley’s resident Dame, Michael J Batchelor, Michael is not only a wonderful performer but an equally talented costume designer and maker, he made many of my costumes from Mother Goose and I’ll be wearing quite a few of his creations this year in Aladdin.