PANTO stars brought a smile to families’ faces on a Christmas outing to Lakeside Shopping Centre.

The cast of the Thameside Theatre’s production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ spread the word to shoppers today, whilst dressed in full fancy dress.

Celebrities including Eastenders favourite Natalie Cassidy, Jay Perry, formerly of pop band S Club Juniors and West End star Wain Douglas The Pantomime opens at the Thameside Theatre, in Orsett Road, Grays on Friday, December 6 running to Sunday, January 5.

Get your tickets today by calling the Thameside Theatre Box Office on 0845 300 5264 or online at