James to don frocks again in Buxton’s Cinderella

Published: 4 May 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Ugly Sister Ivana: James Holmes

James Holmes who played Clive in the BBC sitcom Miranda will return to Buxton Opera House in the role of Ugly Sister Ivana in the 2019 panto Cinderella.

Holmes was Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington in 2018, Nanny in Sleeping Beauty in 2017, Brenda Bakewell in Snow White in 2016 and Widow Twankey in Aladdin in 2015.

CBBC presenter Shannon Flynn who has appeared in the TV series Waterloo Road and Coronation Street will play Cinderella.

Choreographer Tracey Iliffe will create the dances for Cinderella and will hold juvenile chorus auditions at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, on Saturday 15 June between 1 and 5PM. Registration forms can be downloaded at the Buxton Opera House web site.

Cinderella runs at the Opera House from Thursday 12 December until Wednesday 1 January 2020.