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Show must go on as John Barrowman bounces back from panto stage fall

Barrowman: Recovered after fall. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Barrowman: Recovered after fall. Picture: Ian Rutherford

John Barrowman has recovered from a fall on stage to continue his pantomime performance in Glasgow.

The television star was performing in a matinee of Jack and the Beanstalk at the SECC when he was hurt while riding a horse.

The Torchwood actor was taken to hospital as a precaution but felt better after resting overnight, a spokeswoman for the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre venue said.

“After a good night’s sleep, he felt able to carry on,” the spokeswoman said.

“He was bruised but recovered and will perform for the rest of the run until it finishes on Sunday. We’re all delighted. He’s a trouper.”

Barrowman has been starring as Jack alongside veteran performers The Krankies in the pantomime since December 15.

It is his third annual outing with the pair in his home city of Glasgow, appearing in Aladdin and Robinson Crusoe in previous years.

The Jack and the Beanstalk panto has a history of misfortune. Janette Tough, better known as wee Jimmy Krankie, was taken to hospital after falling from the beanstalk prop at Glasgow’s Pavillion Theatre in 2004.

Barrowman said before the pantomime run: “I love coming up and doing panto in Glasgow at Christmas.

“There’s a sense of humour up here that is unlike any other in the country and it’s the same kind of sense of humour that the three of us have, so it goes over very well.”

 

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