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EastEnders legend Pete Beale pulls out all the stops for Edmonton drama Sleeping Beauty – What Really Happened in Millfield Theatre
EastEnders legend Peter Dean has shared stagecraft tips with budding actors preparing for a new show.
The actor, who played market trader Pete Beale, taught future stars of Sleeping Beauty – What Really Happened at the Millfield Theatre in Silver Street, Edmonton.
The musical fairytale – due to run on Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22 - will be performed by people with complex learning and physical disabilities from the Formont Centre in Chase Side.
The actor, who appeared in the soap for eight years, said: “I worked with the Formont Centre two years ago on the Wizard of Oz helping with direction and playing the Tin Man and it was a terrific success.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it and for this new show I have been able to give useful tips on acting and stage craft.
“This show is going to be just as good – and for me it is always so satisfying to see this take shape.
“Gradually we have all worked together to get the very best performances from everyone taking part.”
Enfield Borough Council's Formont Centre in Waverley Road supports people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, including autism, epilepsy and those who need everyday assistance.
Councillor Don McGowan, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “This promises to be a great show.
“Thanks must go to the Formont staff, the young people from Southgate and the service users who have worked so hard to make this a success."
He said the council is “delighted” the star volunteered his time and patience to help build people’s confidence during the project.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £9.50 for concessions.