Television and stage star Louie Spence will join a stellar cast for this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Alan McHugh returns once again for the festive favourite and will star alongside Call the Midwife star Laura Main, and River City funny man Paul-James Corrigan
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Louie, Laura, Alan and Paul-James lead our star casting of this year’s pantomime. All four of them are absolute masters of the art form of panto and Cinderella will be packed full of dance, music and laughter and audiences will be in for a treat to see them in action.”
Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive, Jane Spiers, said: “We are so excited to welcome such a dazzling array of talented and experienced stars to bring our HMT pantomime to life this year. We know we are in safe hands with our great friend Alan McHugh at the helm, this year teaming up with Paul-James with whom he has a great rapport and I can’t wait to see what they have got in store for us. Louie Spence will bring his outrageous energy and enthusiasm to the HMT stage, and we are thrilled to welcome the resplendent Laura Main back to her home city as our Fairy Godmother. And we’re not done yet – watch this space for even more names to come soon.”
Mr Spence, who rose to fame after appearing in Sky One’s Pineapple Dance Studios, will play Dandini, the manservant to Prince Charming while the Call the Midwife star will take on the role of Fairy Godmother.
In an unusual departure for the much-loved staple of the HMT pantomime, Mr McHugh will play the villain, The Baroness, and starring as Buttons will be Mr Corrigan.
Paul-James CorriganCinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes which opens on Saturday, November 30 and runs until Sunday, January 5.
Visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit a box office in person at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall or the Lemon Tree to book tickets.