Buxton says cheers as Sarah signs up for panto

Published: 15 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Sarah Thomas will play the Fairy Godmother and Jonny Freeman will be Buttons in Buxton Opera House’s panto Cinderella.

Sarah Thomas was one of the original members of the TV series Last of the Summer Wine, appearing as Glenda Wilkinson from 1986 to 2010. She also played Enid Simmons in the 1980s children’s series Worzel Gummidge.

Jonny Freeman who plays Frank London in the CBBC sci-fi adventure series M I High is also a stand-up comedian.

Writer-director Philip Dart promises a memorable show.

Cinderella is one of the nation’s best-loved stories and the production will build on all the magical elements that children love while ensuring there’s plenty of humour to keep the mums and dads entertained,” he said.

Cinderella runs at the Opera House from Thursday 12 December until Wednesday 1 January.