David Walliams makes surprise Crawley panto appearance – as a wasp!

David Walliams on stage with Stephen Mulhern SUS-141223-144234001
David Walliams on stage with Stephen Mulhern SUS-141223-144234001

Comedian David Walliams made a surprise appearance in panto at the Hawth, Crawley, when he took to the stage to impersonate a wasp.

The Little Britain star was in the audience with his family for the performance of Sleeping beauty on Monday (December 22).

David, who is a friend of panto star Stephen Mulhern, joined him on stage for the traditional songsheet singalong of Old McDonald’s Farm.

A Hawth spokesman said: “Usually there are three children selected for the singalong who all choose an animal noise for themselves as the show heads towards the finale.

“There was an audible gasp as David appeared on stage and people took to social media to share their excitement with David himself taking to twitter to say it was a joy to join in the fun.

“Usually children choose pigs, horses, dogs and cats as their animal noises but David’s animal of choice was a wasp!”

If you haven’t yet booked your tickets for the spectacular pantomime, there is still time. Despite Sleeping Beauty being The Hawth’s best-selling pantomime there are still tickets available for selected performances and an extra performance has been added on 10.30am on Saturday December 27.

To book call The Hawth box Office on 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.