Every Christmas needs a killjoy.

That's why we went into the Lyric Hammersmith to talk to their resident pantomime villain, Fleshcreep (aka the lovely Vikki Stone), about how to be more malicious in front of friends and family over the festive season.

Fleshcreep spooks audiences in Jack and the Beanstalk, which currently runs at the west London venue.

The show's cast includes panto dame Kraig Thornber and fairy godmother Cherrelle Skeete, as well as Faith Omole as Jack, Daniel Fraser as Jill, Kayla Meikle as Daisy the cow.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Lyric Hammersmith until 6 January.

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