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Mansfield Palace announces Cinderella panto cast

Published: 23 February 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Mansfield Palace has become one of the first theatres in the Midlands to reveal the cast of its 2019 panto Cinderella, with Melanie Walters playing the Fairy Godmother.

She is best known for playing Gwen West in the BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey and says she is looking forward to casting her magic spell on the audience.

“The Fairy Godmother is a delightful part to play because she grants wishes and what more can you ask for at Christmas? I’ve heard from so many people that Mansfield Palace is a lovely theatre with a brilliant audience. Panto is great fun for all the family and I can’t wait.”

Presenter on Channel 5’s Milkshake!, Olivia Birchenough, will play Cinderella for the third time for UK Productions.

Funny man Adam Moss will be back in Mansfield as Buttons. After having a hand in reworking parts of Snow White in 2018, he can’t wait to get his hands on this year’s script and add his trademark Mossy mayhem.

“This year marks my 30th year in show business which is hard to believe considering I’m only 37! What better way to celebrate than being back in Mansfield.”

Completing the cast are Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph as the Ugly Sisters.

Cinderella will run at Mansfield Palace Theatre from Saturday 30 November until Sunday 5 January 2020.