A huge wig and a lot of sparkle

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‘Mine’s bigger than yours,’ boomed the voice across the Kings Theatre Dress Circle bar.

‘Not what I’ve heard,’ I chortled back.

The ‘much bigger’ in question was Queen Gertie the Gorgeous’s (charming Christopher Marlowe ) enormous wig.

On Tuesday I was attending the press call at the Kings for the pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Most of the media were interviewing Christopher Maloney (X Factor) and Danniella Westbrook.

But I decided to chat to ‘The Babes’ Megan 11, Ella 10, and Lily 11, from Iris Barnes School of Dance.

When I asked why they got the parts from 300 auditionees, Lily answered ‘because we smiled’. Good answer.

I was chatting to delightful Danniella, and when she returns to play Fairy Sparkle she might just twinkletoes down to my Southsea Zumba class.

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