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The Cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Nigel Pivaro

Nigel Pivaro - Jack and the Beanstalk

Nigel Pivaro is an English actor and journalist. He best known for playing Terry Duckworth, the son of Veraand Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street. Born in Manchester, Nigel made his acting debut, after attending RADA, in Short of Mutiny at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford, London in February 1983.

In August 1983, he won the part of Terry Duckworth, the wayward son of long running characters Jack and Vera in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. Nigel left the soap as a regular character in 1987 but returned to the show on a recurring basis in the 1990s and early 2000s. He most recently returned for a few episodes in January 2008 when his character attended the funeral of his mother Vera and from April to May 2012.

Apart from Coronation Street, he has made guest appearances in the television series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates as PC Pearce and Expert Witness as killer Colin Wardle. He also appeared in The Sunny Side of the Street for Channel Four and made a cameo appearance in the film 24 Hour Party People. Nigel has acted in many theatre productions, including Wuthering Heights, What the Butler Saw, A Taste of Honey, The Tempest, Greek, An Evening with Gary Lineker co-starring Paul Ritter, Funny Peculiar, A View from the Bridge and Up and Under. He most recently appeared alongside fellow soap actor John Altman in the John Godber play Bouncers in 2003. In 1987 he won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1st in the play No Further Cause for Concern.

With appearing in over 15 pantomimes, Nigel is looking forward to being part of Rotherham Civic pantomime this year.

Rosie Houlton

Sassy soprano and comedienne Rosie Houlton has toured the UK and Europe as a vocalist and actress in musicals, plays and this August 2017 took ‘Rosie Sings – Facts About Me!’ a one woman cabaret to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Originally from Milton Keynes, Rosie grew up with her family in the circus and has always had a passion for performing. It all started when she was lured in to being the magician’s assistant for tours all over the UK.

Rosie trained at The London School of Musical Theatre and her credits include: Swing – Girls Night The Musical UK Tour, Lead Soloist in Songs Unseen UK Tour, Malla in Louisa The Musical, Trish in Carnival a One Woman Play, Lead Vocalist in A Night of Broadway, Marion in I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

Andrew McGuire

Andrew is from Leeds and trained at the prestigious Phil Winston Theatreworks in Blackpool. Starting at a young age Andrew was cast in the tour of Cameron mackintosh’s OLIVER! Playing the role of Charlie bates at 11 years old and covering the artful dodger. Andy has appeared in TVs commercials such as TIZER, Marks and Spencer’s, DFS, Iceland (Supermarket), Go Outdoors and Morrisons. Also appearing in adverts in other countries such as Germany and Japan.

Andrews television credits include Zak in My Parents Are Aliens, Charlie in life and Crimes of William Palmer, Frankie in Heartbeat (ITV), Billy in The Royal (ITV), Rory lipman in The Wick, Online Drama Sam, Believe Me (BBC), Sammy (Hollyoaks) Andy has worked alongside top artists such as Craig David, Lee Ryan (Blue) and has also choreographed in the UK and abroad extensively.

Danny Mills

Danny trained to be an actor at Mountview Theatre School then promptly gave it up to become a database engineer. One software degree later the acting bug caught up with him again eleven years ago and finally gave him the bite he needed to get back on the stage. He can be seen looking very silly as Cupid in an advert for “Love Bingo” and even sillier in an advert for “Bran Flakes”. Other credits include “Dave” a character with chronic OCD in Worrying by Jack Marash and playing a manic depressive with athlete’s foot in BBC’s Doctors.

Danny has played Dame many times before up and down the country, Dame Trott has always been and will always be his favourite pantomime.