Carriageworks Theatre has announced that star of Only Fools and Horses and EastEnders, Steven Woodcock, will join the cast of their spectacular Christmas pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
Best known for his TV roles as Jevon in Only Fools and Horses and Clyde Tavernier in EastEnders, Steven will play the role of the loveable King Crumble.
As Rodney Trotter’s cool and confident friend Jevon in Only Fools and Horses, Steven became a part of one of the most popular British sitcoms of all time participating in numerous hilarious escapades including the infamous lads’ outing to Margate in which the gang’s coach blew up due to a dodgy radio Del Boy had sold to the coach firm. Steven’s unforgettable episodes, originally seen by audiences of between 16 to 20 million, are seen regularly on BBC and UKTV Gold continuing to entertain new and old fans alike.
Steven also appeared in the BBC’s flagship drama EastEnders for several years as young father and talented boxer Clyde, eldest son of the Tavernier family. Clyde featured in many prominent storylines including an inter-racial relationship with Michelle Fowler and was famously framed for the murder of Queen Vic publican Eddie Royle by real killer Nasty Nick Cotton, in what was the soaps biggest storyline of the year and one of the most ground-breaking.
An accomplished stage, TV and film actor, Steven’s other notable TV credits include Grange Hill, Casualty, London’s Burning and The Lenny Henry Show to name a few. Away from the small screen, Steven has also starred in several feature films including The Chain, Claudia and Defence of the Realm alongside Gabriel Byrne. Also a talented writer, his play Jah-Jah Reached The Top was performed at London's prestigious Royal Court Theatre.
On stage, Steven has appeared in Anthony & Cleopatra and The Taming of the Shrew at the Haymarket in London’s West End starring alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Dalton as well as roles in One Rule, Eden, Scrape off the Black and musical Oh Babylon.
Producer Paul Holman said: “Steven has been a regular fixture on UK TV screens for many years and I am delighted to now be introducing him to Leeds panto audiences as King Crumble. He will undoubtedly charm them with his warmth, talent and wonderful sense of humour.
Steven joins Carriageworks favourite Jez Edwards as Muddles and Myra Dubois as Carabosse in Leeds’ only traditional family pantomime featuring spectacular scenery and costumes, breath-taking special effects, lots of audience interaction and plenty of laughter.
Sleeping Beauty runs at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds, from Friday 22nd November 2019 to Saturday 4th Jan 2020. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk or via the Box Office on 0113 376 0318.