Dani Harmer joins the cast of Jack & the Beanstalk

Coming to the Shaw Theatre, London, this December, Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer will star as Jill in the family panto Jack & the Beanstalk.

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Dani Harmer– one of the biggest stars of children’s television in BBC history – has joined the cast of Enchanted Entertainment’s “giant” family pantomime this Christmas.

Having played the lead role in CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns, Dani was the winner of the 2010 Children’s BAFTA for Best Drama. In its final series, the show received the highest ratings ever for the BBC channel and in 2012 it was the most requested programme on BBC iPlayer with over 550 thousand requests in the first three days of transmission.

More recently, Dani appeared on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the final with her partner Vincent Simone. Her popularity on the show saw her take part in the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, where she partnered pro dancer Pasha Kovalev and came runner-up on numerous occasions.

In Jack & the Beanstalk, Dani will play heroine Jill as audiences are invited into the world of fairy tales. There, Jack and his dotty mum Dame Trott are tricked into selling their beloved cow, Daisy, for a useless bag of beans… but, of course, we all know that’s not the end of the story.

From the same team behind Shaw Theatre’s record-breaking pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves last year comes a brand new adventure full of festive fun, great songs, amazing dance routines and plenty of laughter for all the family.

Jack & the Beanstalk runs at the Shaw Theatre, London, from 9 December. Tickets are available now from