Town celebrates Christmas Lights switch-on

TWO of the bravest men in Woking made a special appearance at the Christmas Lights Switch-On in the town centre when they appeared in front of thousands of people as panto dames.

Adam Platt and Tobias Kilty had been nominated by friends and family to be fully made over and each won tickets for their families tickets to see Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre.

Adam Platt, far left, and Tobias Kilty wow the crowds as panto dames with two professional actors who entertained the crowds. Picture by Paul Stott

They met Paul Chuckle, who will play Baron Hardup in the panto and turned on the lights in Jubilee Square. They also appeared with two professional Wicked Stepsister actors.

“Winning the competition made my whole year. I don’t usually like Christmas but the staff and people at Woking Shopping are amazing,” said Tobias.

“Meeting Paul Chuckle was incredible – such a kind and funny childhood hero. I would happily do this over and over again – in fact I now want to entertain, as it was the best night ever and I didn’t want it to end.”

TV comedy star Paul Chuckle turns on the Woking Christmas lights assisted by Eagle FM DJ Simon Rose as Buttons from Cinderella. Picture by Andy Newbold

The afternoon of entertainment before the big switch-on included performances from children at Brookwood Primary School and West Byfleet Infant and Junior School, Summerscales dancers and Woking Rock Choir.

See a special spread of the event in the 29 November edition of the News & Mail

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