EastEnders’ Gillian Wright cooks sausage surprise for Norwich Theatre Royal panto cast

Gillian Wright cooks the sausages for her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausag

Gillian Wright cooks the sausages for her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausage Surprise, in the Theatre Royal's kitchen, where Gillian is playing Aunt Vipera in the panto Sleeping Beauty. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

EastEnders star Gillian Wright cooked up a 'sausage surprise' for her fellow actors and actresses in this year's Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime.

Gillian Wright with her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausage Surprise, which s

Gillian Wright with her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausage Surprise, which she cooked up at the Theatre Royal's kitchen, where Gillian is playing Aunt Vipera in the panto Sleeping Beauty. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Ms Wright is starring alongside Play School presenter Derek Griffiths in Sleeping Beauty, which runs until January 14.

It is a fairly hectic schedule of daily performances for those involved in the show.

But Ms Wright found some time to cook her EastEnders character's signature dish for her fellow stars and give them a little sustenance for the final hurdle of performances, now Christmas has passed,.

'I cook it at home, but it's a casserole,' she said.

Gillian Wright with her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausage Surprise, which s

Gillian Wright with her Eastenders character Jean Slater's signature dish, Sausage Surprise, which she cooked up at the Theatre Royal's kitchen, where Gillian is playing Aunt Vipera in the panto Sleeping Beauty. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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Of her dish, she said: 'It's never the same, that's why it's a surprise. You don't know what you're going to get. I certainly don't know what I'm going to get when the EastEnders crew make it.'

She described the sausage surprise she made in Norwich as the 'best one' she has created, adding: 'I'm struggling to resist eating it all.'

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For tickets to Sleeping Beauty, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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