It may be only February but the team behind the Hexagon Panto are hard at work planning this year’s production.

And on Friday they announced that the UK’s most popular children’s TV presenter and Reading’s very own Superstar Justin Fletcher is returning by very popular (and vocal!) public demand to the Hexagon this Christmas to star in this year’s comedy panto “Dick Whittington”.

The CBeebies legend enjoyed three smash-hit years with the team at the Hexagon from 2010 breaking box office records for pantomime at the venue.

After a break of two years, he is set to return in what producers are billing as Readings biggest and most spectacular panto to date.

Justin, who has just voiced the title role in the hit movie “Shaun the Sheep” is delighted to be coming “home” to Reading. He said: “Having grown up in Berkshire, I just love spending the panto season in Reading, at the Hexagon, and look forward to building on the massive success we achieved here back in 2012.

“The team at Imagine really know how to create a spectacular family panto and I’m excited to be appearing in Dick Whittington. I’ve appeared in many different panto’s but this is my first time in “Dick Whittington. I’m sure there will be lot’s of surprises in store and plenty of custard pies as well!”

Managing Director of Imagine Theatre, Steve Boden, who produce the panto is delighted that Justin is returning to the Hexagon this season. He said: “Justin is one of the country’s most popular pantomime performers and I’m thrilled he is coming back to the Hexagon this season.

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