Leeds legend Jez Edwards keeps the comedy coming!
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 - by Chris
It takes a very special comic to help Cinderella transform a pumpkin into a sparkling coach and mice into dazzling horses so pantomime producers Paul Holman Associates have called on the brilliant entertainer and funny man Jez Edwards to add extra sparkle to this glittering family show.
Fresh off the back of a successful panto season in Aladdin at Carriageworks Theatre which saw record breaking audience numbers, Jez is delighted to return for an 8th season and is grateful for the warm welcome he receives every year in panto. “I’d just like to say thank you for all your continued support, Leeds. You are ace and I love this place!”
With a rich and varied career, Jez has travelled the world, reporting on life’s more colourful characters for BBC’s Record Breakers; fronting BBC Manchester’s Inside Out; and reporting for Football Focus and Holiday. He started his television career at CITV, where he presented the live shows Sticky and Mashed, and was the game show host on the mind-twitching Crazy Cottage. Having made the move over to the Beeb, he presented over 200 editions of the live magazine show, Xchange.. He also spent two years presenting Channel 5’s entertainment show Exclusive.
Pantomime producer Paul Holman for Paul Holman Associates said
“I’m delighted to welcome Jez back to Leeds for his 8th consecutive pantomime run starring as everyone’s favourite character Buttons in the world’s most popular pantomime Cinderella. After years in the industry Jez is a great entertainer and will be sure to pack a perfect panto punch this Christmas.”
Jez will be in Leeds’ traditional pantomime Cinderella as Buttons at the Carriageworks Theatre from 2 December to 7 January 2017. Friday 2 December 2016 - Saturday 7 January 2017 Tickets: £10 - £19