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article imageJohn Barrowman falls off the stage during live show

By Tim Sandle     Jan 5, 2013 in Entertainment
The actor John Barrowman, best known for his role as Captain Jack in 'Doctor Who' and 'Torchwood', fell off stage at a theater performance in Glasgow.
John Barrowman was taking part in a post-Christmas pantomime, a production of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at a Glasgow Theater (the SECC Clyde Auditorium). Sky News notes that as part of the act required him to climb onto a live horse. During one of the matinee performances Barrowman fell off the horse and was rushed to Glasgow City Hospital.
The BBC notes that Barrowman's injuries are not considered serious but he will miss the reaming performances of the show. His part will be taken by his understudy, and cousin, Greg Barrowman. Greg had previously stood in for John at a previous show in 2010 (to rave reviews).
John Barrowman is a British-American actor, singer, dancer, musical theater performer, writer and television personality who holds both British and American citizenship. Although he has been successful in a number of roles it was as of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series 'Doctor Who' and the spin-off 'Torchwood' (that's an anagram of 'Doctor Who') that he is perhaps best well-known.
Around Christmas many top-bill names appear in pantomimes in the UK. Barrowman had the lead role at the annual event in Glasgow, which played over December 2012 and January 2013.
A pantomime (or 'panto') is a form of musical comedy stage production, designed for families, developed in the United Kingdom and mostly performed during the Christmas and New Year season. Most are based around fairy stories like 'Cinderella', 'Goldilocks' or 'Peter Pan'.
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