Cinderella set for the ball in Blackpool

David Upton

Blackpool Grand Theatre stages the pantomime Cinderella from December 5 to January 7.

Prince Charming will be played by boy band member J J Hamblett from Union J.

Making his 15th annual appearance is Grand panto legend Steve Royle, comedian, BBC Radio Lancashire presenter, actor and writer. Royle has supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour.

Joining J J and Royle is Welsh actor Melanie Walters who most recently played Gwen West (Stacey’s Mother) in Gavin & Stacey.

Children’s presenter Olivia Birchenough from Channel 5’s Milkshake! will play the role of ‘rag-to-riches’ Cinderella.

Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph return to The Grand as the Ugly Sisters.