Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother announced

Published: 2 July 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Faye Tozer in Cinderella

Darlington Hippodrome has announced that Steps singer Fayer Tozer will be playing the Fairy Godmother in its panto Cinderella later this year.

Over more than two decades, Steps released over twenty hit singles, five albums, toured the UK nine times and amassed record sales of over 20 million worldwide.

Tozer has also had an extensive theatre career, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman musical Tell Me On A Sunday, in the UK tour of Love Shack, in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in London’s West End, in Me and My Girl and in Over The Rainbow where she played the late Eva Cassidy as well as appearing in numerous pantomimes. In 2018, she took part in the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. She and her partner Giovanni Pernice reached the final. Before coming to Darlington, she will star in Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells.

“Faye is undoubtedly an absolute star, and a natural at pantomime, bringing all of her undeniable warmth, humour, fancy footwork and stunning vocals,” said Michael Harrison, Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes (until recently Qdos Pantomimes). “We’re delighted to be able to team up with her once again and let her cast her spell over Darlington audiences and bring back the magic of pantomime now that we are able to do so.”

She won’t have far to travel for her panto performances as she lives In Boldon, South Tyneside and is a familiar figure in theatre audiences in the North East.

Cinderella runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Friday 10 to Friday 31 December 2021. Tickets are on sale now, with early booking advised. For full details and to book visit the Hippodrome's web site or call 01325 405405.

Further casting to be announced later.