SWAPPING his trainers for high heels, triathlete Howard Stinton is taking on the role of Dame Widow Twankey in Curdridge Amateur Dramatic Group’s upcoming production.

Howard has competed in four Ironman triathlons since 2016, which consist of a gruelling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.

He has also participated in 35 marathons and mountain bike stage races that take place over six days in Wales and America.

But he’ll look completely different for his role in Aladdin, which starts a nine-day stint at Curdridge Reading Room on Friday (November 29).

This is not the first time Howard has been seen treading the boards in panto, and he has played Idle Jack in Dick Whittington and Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Howard is also very active behind the scenes as the lighting designer.

Tickets for the show: www.ticketsource.co.uk/curdridge-drama.