Manford returns to Manchester panto

Published: 26 May 2024
Reporter: David Chadderton

Jason Manford

Comedian Jason Manford will return to the Manchester Opera House for his third panto season to lead the cast of Cinderella as Prince Charming, as he is reunited with Ben Nickels as Buttons and Myra DuBois as the Wicked Stepmother from last year's Jack and the Beanstalk.

Crossroads Pantomimes will again produce the panto, whose Chief Executive Michael Harrison said, “Jason has proven to be have been such a huge hit with Manchester panto audiences that we simply couldn’t imaging staging Cinderella, the most magical pantomime of them all, without him. With his talent both as a comedian and musical theatre star, and the rare comedy magic we’ve seen onstage between him and Ben Nickless, we know that the Opera House’s long panto tradition is in very safe hands led by Jason again this year.”

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