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Greenlit: Oh No He Didn’t! Gok in Panto, Channel 4

Oh No He Didn’t! Gok in Panto w/t (1 x 60′) – Gok Wan will be treading the boards for the first time in pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As rehearsals at the legendary Birmingham Hippodrome begin , this sparkly Christmas special follows Gok as he enters a fantasy world of song and dance through his role as the ‘Man in the Mirror’.

With only three weeks to prepare for opening night, the pressure is on Gok as he attempts to fulfil a lifelong dream of becoming a star of the stage. Alongside fellow cast members – stars of stage and screen including John Partridge, Stephanie Beecham, and Gary Wilmot – Gok attempts to learn his lines and master the art of flying through the theatre on a wire under the watchful eye of legendary panto director, Michael Harrison.

The programme offers an insight into the enchanting world of panto as Gok reveals the behind-the-scenes action. From building the set to creating the costumes, the magic of this Christmas tradition will be revealed. But will the pressure of delivering a solo show-stopping tune and a succession of against-the-clock costume changes prove too much for the fashion expert?

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Maverick Television

TX: Christmas 2013

Source: Channel 4 press release

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