Rock 'n' roll rat

PUBLISHED: 11:21 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:37 24 May 2010

Shaun Williamson.

Shaun Williamson.

A LOVEABLE former EastEnders star is to take the starring role in the Christmas panto at The Playhouse in Weston. Shaun Williamson, known by millions as Barry Evans, will be transformed into King Rat in Dick Whittington. The performer spent 10 years in Al

A LOVEABLE former EastEnders star is to take the starring role in the Christmas panto at The Playhouse in Weston.Shaun Williamson, known by millions as Barry Evans, will be transformed into King Rat in Dick Whittington.The performer spent 10 years in Albert Square. He was married twice, hired an arsonist to torch his father's car lot and was finally killed by his wife who pushed him off the edge of a cliff in a New Year's Day special episode.Shaun will be playing King Rat for four weeks from December 18.As well as acting, he is a capable singer. He captained the boys' team on Channel Five karaoke show Night Fever for three seasons and also won a ITV Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes show for his performance of Meatloaf.Playhouse manager Peter Undery said: "Shaun Williamson is a vastly experienced actor, singer, comic and all-round entertainer and we are very proud to be able to announce his involvement in our family pantomime this year."If you thought he got himself into a few scrapes as Barry Evans, then you really need to see Dick Whittington where he really is a baddie worth booing."Tickets to see Shaun, whose character is described as a rock 'n' roll rat with attitude, and a host of other stars can be bought from The Playhouse box office on 01934 645544.

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