We’re so excited to announce that Flavia Cacace-Mistry will joining us for this year’s panto.
Flavia will be starring as the Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime, bringing some Strictly sparkle and a whole lot of personality to the role! This fairy will be like none you have ever seen before. Flavia’s fairy is a wellie-wearing, chicken-keeping, tango-dancing delight, and we can’t wait for you to meet her.
About the character
Working with Paul Holman Associates, WTM have cast Strictly dancers in our pantomime for the past five years, loving the unique skill they bring to the stage. This year, we decided to make the role more bespoke.
Having followed Flavia and her husband Jimi’s journey on their Instagram (@ourlifeatthebarn), we fell in love with their adoration of ‘the ladies’, their small flock of chickens. We wanted to incorporate this, thus our wellie-wielding fairy was born!
We found a local theatrical prop-maker, Mya Workshop, to create six chicken puppets, of which Lauren Pilbeam did a fabulous job. We have fallen in love with our new mascots, which you can expect to pop up in the most unexpected places during the panto!
Flavia is one of the nation’s favourite dancers and personalities, from her Glitterball-winning exploits on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing to her formidable dance partnership with Vincent Simone. Over the course of eight years, the duo have sold out multiple nationwide shows, had three West End runs, and have picked up several award nominations, including ‘Best Family Entertainment’ at the Olivier Awards. They have also performed at The Royal Variety Show and The BBC Proms. The dance couple have had a very successful career competing internationally in Ballroom & Latin Ten Dance, winning numerous titles.
Flavia has appeared and performed on numerous TV shows over the years including Strictly Come Dancing, Royal Variety Show at London Palladium, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway, The Generation Game, BBC Children in Need, The Magicians, Surprise Surprise, Mel and Sue, The Paul O’Grady Show, Celebrity Portrait of the Year Show and BBC Breakfast amongst others.
More recently, Flavia has set up her dance school ‘Dance With Flavia’ and fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving to the countryside and living on a small holding with her husband Jimi Mistry and their two dogs. You can follow their journey @ourlifeatthebarn on Instagram and FB.
About the Panto
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime runs at the Pavilion Theatre from Thursday 1 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023. Tickets are available from £10. For more information or to book your tickets visit www.wtm.uk or call the WTM Box Office on 01903 206 206.
Golden Week runs from Thursday 1 December to Thursday 8 December 2021, with all tickets priced £10-£18.
Keep an eye out for our cast announcements on our website and social media channels!