Storytime with panto star Derek Griffiths


Panto star Derek Griffiths visited the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library to read the tale of The Princess And The Frog to children and their parents.

Having previously found fame in Play School, Derek has plenty of storytelling experience and he put it to good use. The only question is, who was more excited – the children or the grown ups?

Derek said: “I just love a kid’s audience. A kid’s audience is so honest, whereas an adult audience will slowly fall asleep or give a polite applause, kids will look enraptured. I was so pleased. They were just a joy.”

Take a look at our video from the event, or read this report from the Eastern Daily Press.

Derek stars as Chortwood the Butler in Sleeping Beauty, here until 14 January. Buy tickets now at Norwich Theatre Royal.