Wolverhampton Grand signs up Julian Clary for panto

Published: 22 March 2014
Reporter: Steve Orme

Grand move: Julian Clary will plan Dandini in Wolverhampton

Julian Clary is to play Dandini in Wolverhampton Grand’s 2014 pantomime Cinderella.

Clary, who in 2012 won Celebrity Big Brother, has headlined some of the biggest pantos in the UK.

Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division which is producing the panto, said, “It’s fitting that for Cinderella, the most magical family pantomime of them all, we’ve been able to cast Julian Clary, the most glamorous of all panto stars.

“Julian is a fine actor and a first-rate comedian and is guaranteed to keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain call.”

Wolverhampton Grand’s chief executive Peter Cutchie added, “It’s already an exciting year as the theatre achieves its 120th anniversary but now we have even more reason to celebrate as it will also mark Julian’s first panto on the Grand’s stage.

“I’ve seen him perform in many pantos and he is truly one of the greats.”

Cinderella will run at the Grand from Saturday 6 December until Sunday 18 January.