'Spectacular' images show rollicking range of Thursford Christmas show
PUBLISHED: 09:50 05 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:51 05 November 2019
Dancers, musicians and entertainers are putting the finishing touches to their routines ahead of the premiere of this year's Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
A seven-week run of Europe's biggest Christmas show starts on Wednesday (November 6).
Special acts include comedian and ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, who reached the final of Britain's Got Talent, and one of the world's top acrobatic Cyr wheel specialists, Billy George.
Ensemble performances will have themes including masquerade, rock 'n' roll, hoedown barn and Charlie Chaplin.
Roller-skating double act Royer and Emelie will aim to wow the crowd with a gravity-defying routine, while theatre organist Phil Kelsall will play one of the Thursford Collections's most treasured instruments, the Mighty Wurlitzer.
This year's show has a production budget of £2m and will feature a new lighting installation. Organisers are hoping it will be Thursford's biggest and best-ever season.