Pantomime star cast announced

Posted on: Tuesday 22 May 2018

2018/19 Cinderella pantomime Star Cast Announced!

We are pleased to announce that Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett and X-Factor singer Rhydian Roberts will star as Cinderella and Prince Charming in the year’s magical family Pantomime, Cinderella, from Saturday 1st December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019.

Roxanne is best known for her role as Jo Stiles in ITV’s hugely successful Emmerdale. Her sensitive performance during 2010’s emotional domestic abuse storyline garnered great critical acclaim and brought the important, often unspoken of, issue to the forefront of the nation’s attention. Roxanne continues to act as an ambassador for Women’s Refuge and The Samaritans.

Roxanne has displayed her impressive versatility as a performer with appearances on popular TV shows Dancing on Ice, Soapstar Superstar and a winning performance as Gloria Estefan on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes.

Roxanne surprised audiences by playing a troubled schoolgirl in BBC’s Waterloo Road, a character who was ten years younger than the actress herself in real life. Roxanne also moved from the small screen to the big screen with several roles in movies including Devil’s Tower, Habit and Wrong Turn 6 for 20th Century Fox.

Her extensive work in theatre has taken her all over the UK with hit touring productions of The Wedding Singer and The Vagina Monologues and she is currently the co-host of Minster FM’s Breakfast with Ben & Roxy.

Double Platinum selling recording artist Rhydian was propelled to fame as a contestant on the X-Factor in 2007 and quickly became a fan favourite due to his dynamic performances and show-stopping vocal talent. The runaway success story of the series, Rhydian was promptly signed to Simon Cowell’s record label releasing 7 albums to date and becoming the biggest selling Male Artist of 2008. 

Rhydian has starred in numerous UK tours of West End musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors and Grease and has duetted with some of the most respected names in the music industry including Michael Buble, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Idina Menzel.

Roxanne and Rhydian will be reunited in this year’s production of Cinderella having performed together in the 40th Anniversary Tour of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

Pantomime Producer Paul Holman said: “Roxanne and Rhydian are fantastic performers. With Roxanne as everyone’s favourite Princess, Cinderella, and Rhydian as her equally charming Prince, they are sure to enchant our audiences and their stunning vocal talents combined will leave them spellbound.”

With the announcement of Roxanne and Rhydian as the headline stars of Cinderella and featuring all of the traditional elements of pantomime combined with dazzling scenery and costumes, bucket loads of laughter and more than a sprinkle of magic, this year’s production promises to be more spectacular than ever.

Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased on the Cinerella pantomime page.

Roxanne PallettRhydian Roberts

Pantomime star cast announced

2018/19 Cinderella pantomime Star Cast Announced!

We are pleased to announce that Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett and X-Factor singer Rhydian Roberts will star as Cinderella and Prince Charming in the year’s magical family Pantomime, Cinderella, from Saturday 1st December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019.

Roxanne is best known for her role as Jo Stiles in ITV’s hugely successful Emmerdale. Her sensitive performance during 2010’s emotional domestic abuse storyline garnered great critical acclaim and brought the important, often unspoken of, issue to the forefront of the nation’s attention. Roxanne continues to act as an ambassador for Women’s Refuge and The Samaritans.

Roxanne has displayed her impressive versatility as a performer with appearances on popular TV shows Dancing on Ice, Soapstar Superstar and a winning performance as Gloria Estefan on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes.

Roxanne surprised audiences by playing a troubled schoolgirl in BBC’s Waterloo Road, a character who was ten years younger than the actress herself in real life. Roxanne also moved from the small screen to the big screen with several roles in movies including Devil’s Tower, Habit and Wrong Turn 6 for 20th Century Fox.

Her extensive work in theatre has taken her all over the UK with hit touring productions of The Wedding Singer and The Vagina Monologues and she is currently the co-host of Minster FM’s Breakfast with Ben & Roxy.

Double Platinum selling recording artist Rhydian was propelled to fame as a contestant on the X-Factor in 2007 and quickly became a fan favourite due to his dynamic performances and show-stopping vocal talent. The runaway success story of the series, Rhydian was promptly signed to Simon Cowell’s record label releasing 7 albums to date and becoming the biggest selling Male Artist of 2008. 

Rhydian has starred in numerous UK tours of West End musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors and Grease and has duetted with some of the most respected names in the music industry including Michael Buble, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Idina Menzel.

Roxanne and Rhydian will be reunited in this year’s production of Cinderella having performed together in the 40th Anniversary Tour of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

Pantomime Producer Paul Holman said: “Roxanne and Rhydian are fantastic performers. With Roxanne as everyone’s favourite Princess, Cinderella, and Rhydian as her equally charming Prince, they are sure to enchant our audiences and their stunning vocal talents combined will leave them spellbound.”

With the announcement of Roxanne and Rhydian as the headline stars of Cinderella and featuring all of the traditional elements of pantomime combined with dazzling scenery and costumes, bucket loads of laughter and more than a sprinkle of magic, this year’s production promises to be more spectacular than ever.

Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased on the Cinerella pantomime page.

Roxanne PallettRhydian Roberts

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