Ryan Moloney (‘Toadfish’ from Neighbours) and Leslie Grantham (‘Dirty Den’ from Eastenders) to star in Dick Whittington!

19 March 2013

Two soap legends from opposite sides of the world will join the cast of a brand new production of Dick Whittington at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, this Christmas.

‘Toadfish’ from Neighbours, played by Ryan Moloney who recently came third in Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, will return to the UK from Australia in December, to star in the pantomime as the show’s comedy character, Idle Jack.

Second on the billing at the Grove, is possibly the most famous soap character of all time, Dirty Den, aka Leslie Grantham, from the nation’s most loved soap, Eastenders. Leslie is delighted to be joining the cast, playing the panto baddie, King Rat.

Ryan joined Neighbours to play Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi in 1995 and has been one of the soap’s most popular characters ever since. No stranger to pantomime, Ryan has played the most famous panto comic of them all, Buttons in Cinderella, in Canterbury and Sheffield.

On screen, Leslie played Britain’s most watched soap villain, Den Watts. In the Christmas day Eastenders episode in 1986, more than 30 million people (more than half the UK population at that time) tuned in to watch Dirty Den hand the divorce papers to his wife, Angie. Leslie later returned to the soap between 2003-2005.

On stage, Leslie has toured the UK in numerous plays, and is one of the UK’s most sought after panto villains. He has starred in pantomimes around the country, including Wolverhampton, Bradford, Newcastle, Wimbledon, Wycombe, Birmingham, Nottingham, St Albans, Hastings, Sevenoaks and now Dunstable!

To book tickets visit click here or call the theatre Box Office on 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7).