Oh yes it is… Cinderella with Basil Brush. You’ll have a ball at this year’s spectacular panto, Cinderella, at The Grove Theatre, in Dunstable. Fairy godmother Bernie Nolan has waved a magic wand to conjure up a host of stars to appear in the Yuletide show, which opens on December 11. The singer and actress, star of The Bill, Brookside and Blood Brothers, will have to share spells on stage with larger-than-life family favourite Basil Brush who is making his début as Buttons, and local lass Jane Ledsom as Cinders. Hoping to steal the handsome prince will be Ugly Sisters Malcolm Lord, who starred for 13 years as firstly George then Bungle, in children’s TV classic, Rainbow, and Simon Bashford. There are also Buzz and Woody, a pair of the smallest Shetland ponies imaginable, who will be helping to pull the belle of the ball in the finale. Cinderella runs until January 3 and tickets are selling fast. For tickets and information contact the box office 01582 602080 or go online www.grovetheatre.co.uk Next year’s panto has already been announced. It’s Aladdin!
We may be in the middle of a pleasantly mild October, but those luvvies down at the Grove Theatre are already turning their attention to Christmas. Oh yes they are!
The daughter of the man whose company built a spectacular new theatre is set to star in its Christmas Pantomime. Jane Ledson is the daughter of the late Dave Ledso, one of the founders of building companySurvey Design Construction (SDC), which constructed Dunstable’s Grove Theatre.
Local celebrity, rising star, and Loyal Luton member Jane Ledsom will be making her pantomime debut as Cinderella at the new Grove Theatre in Dunstable this year. The show opens on Friday 11 December and closes on Sunday 3 January 2010.Tickets are already selling at record breaking speed. Jane is an extremely talented actress and singer. She has launched her own theatre company producing group devised pieces at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and has toured theatres across the country in various shows.
The video to the Clubs official Wembley song – 30 Miles to Wembley by Jane Ledsom and the Shouty Boys – had its premiere on the Wembley big screens before the Hatters’ sensational Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final win over Scunthorpe on Sunday. The Club have announced, that to celebrate the teams success, that the video is now available for all Town fans to download and buy from iTunes priced at £1.89. Starring Jane and members of the Hatters’ first team squad, the video was shot in one day during the run-up to the final and includes key roles for Kevin Nicholls, Sol Davis and a certain Reliant Robin. The song has proved to be all the rage with downloads online already exceeding expectations and we expect the video to be just as popular following the club’s incredible feat at Wembley. Currently available on iTunes it will soon be released on Amazon and at various other online stores.
So then who needs Chas ‘n’ Dave when we’ve got Jane Ledsom and The Shouty Boys to sing our official Cup Final record although the less said about the good looking and melodic Shouty Boys the better I guess…!! Those at the game on Saturday may well have heard the first playing of Jane’s new record 30 Miles to Wembley (Here Come the Hatters), which follows on from the success and the same catchy tune of 30 Down to Zero. This has now been released on download from iTunes for 79p (and soon all other digital stores) with all profits from the song will go direct to the Club’s youth development department. There will also be a video out soon accompanying the track and this will feature members of the Hatters’ first team squad and also soon be available for download so keep your eyes peeled. For further details please feel free to contact Andrew Barringer at the club or check out www.myspace.com/janeledsom.
One of Luton Town’s loyal supporters, has released a new single kindly declaring all profits to the Club. The CD entitled, “30 Down To Zero (Here Come The Hatters) recorded by Jane Ledsom and The Shouty Boys, which can be heard here, is about Luton’s challenge to recover 30 league points this season and calls upon the team and its fans to unite and fight to claw back the loss. Jane, the 32 year old singer/actress, was about to release her debut single and album but, along with her record company, Halo Records, she decided to delay her career launch in order to release “30 Down To Zero” to help The Hatters. “We need everyone to get behind this; play it, buy it, talk about it, and hopefully love it. I’m really hoping it will give the team and our great fans a much needed boost of morale to eat away at the deficit we currently have and show the rest of the footballing world that Hatters will never give up that easily.”
Jane’s single release has been put on hold but for a very good reason.
She has ridden to the aid of her beloved football club Luton Town FC in their hour of need and together with her co-conspiritors record label owner ‘Mike Maslen’ and her producer ‘Steve Loveday’ have produced a single to raise money for the club as well as it’s profile and to help keep morale high from The Chairman through the Team and down to the Fans. Jane and her seventh cavalry now need EVERYONE to get behind this, play it, buy it, talk about it, and hopefully LOVE IT.
The release of her single will follow the release of this product which will be available for download on I-Tunes on the 6th of October by which time she hopes that ’30 Down to Zero’ will have improved to at least 15 down to zero in points won by the team.
All at Halo, given that we are all football crazy are keeping our fingers crossed that this will be a really cool thing to do for the club and by playing it on this site we all will get an idea if you like it as well. For those of you who want to buy a hard copy it will be initially available at the Luton Town FC Shop where all profits from sale will go to the club so we urge you to go to the shop after the 13th of September where it will be available, so all you Luton Town and Football Fans everyhwhere C’MON!!!!