Grantham panto star Brandon, 11, aims to put town on the map

Brandon Spridgens.
Brandon Spridgens.
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An 11-year-old appearing in the Guildhall Arts Centre’s big Pantomime has called it: “The highlight of my year.”

Singing and dancing are meat and drink to Brandon Spridgens, who sailed through auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk.

Having been dancing since the age of two at several local dance schools, he said: “This year’s pantomime involves alot of rehearsing and hard work, but it is worth it.

“It’s the highlight of my year. I love making people smile and starring in the pantomime is alot of fun. Spiking my hair and wearing funny costumes are definitely the highlights for me.”

In recent years, Brandon has entertained crowds at Disneyland Paris, and danced with Britain’s Got Talent runners-up Twist and Pulse, the London-based street dance duo.

He has also appeared on stage with CBBC’s Dick and Dom, danced on stage with George Sampson, winner of Britain’s Got Talent with his Singin’ in the Rain routine and now appearing in teleision drama Waterloo Road, and taken part in various other stage and public dance performances.

Another highlight was creating a dance routine he showed to comedy duo Stavros Flatley.

“My dreams for the future are to continue doing what I love doing and make everyone in my home town proud. People should realise Grantham is a fun and entertaining place,” he said.

The pantomime, starring Phil Norton and Craig Cowdry, runs until January 4, but there is no performance on New Year’s Day.

Tickets for the performances of Jack and the Beanstalk cost £12 (£10 concessions) or £40 for a family of four. Call 01476 406158 to book or for information.