Warwick Davis takes up patron role for King’s Lynn theatre group

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The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company have announced their new patron is actor and TV presenter, Warwick Davis, best known for lead roles in Willow and the Leprechaun series.

Currently, he can be seen hosting the new series of Celebrity Squares on ITV, and he regularly appears on An Idiot Abroad, and he has also had roles in Return of the Jedi and Harry Potter.

He said: “Performing live on stage can be very liberating. The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company gives people who don’t usually have the opportunity to perform, that unique confidence boosting feeling.

“I’m very proud to be a patron of the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company and support their work with disabled people in the theatre and performing arts. I look forward to visiting them and seeing future performances.”

LHMTC first encountered Mr Davis and his family back in 2009 at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, when they performed Robin Hood. Following this, he took part in a theatre workshop during one of their workshop/rehearsal evenings. They have followed him very closely since then.

Artistic director Les Miles and musical director Tim Rock asked Mr Davis if he would consider being a patron of LHMTC after their move to Lynn.

Les said: “We were absolutely thrilled when he agreed. He is a very busy man, but he took some time out of his schedule to send us a personal message.”

Mr Davis joins three other patrons of the charity, including Adam Rayner who has toured with the Royal Shakespeare company, and has starred in TV dramas including Mistresses and Dr Who.

Roger Dean is a local artist and performer whose most recent project is a nationwide tour of his show that tells the Johnny Cash story, and Archie Andrews, who first found fame in the 1950-60’s on a radio show called Educating Archie.

The theatre group are currently working on their upcoming festive production of A Christmas Carol – a musical, which will his the stage at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on November 18 and 19, with three performances. Book tickets by calling the box office on 01553 764864.

Go to www.lhmtc.co.uk for more information.