insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 20

ARTS+ENTERTAINMENT Shining stars lead the way as Worthing Theatres announce full cast for their 2015 Pantomime From Strictly to Dancing on Ice and A1, this year’s Cinderella is sure to be a ball, live at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, Friday 4th December 2015 to Sunday 3rd January 2016. Two of the biggest stars of the ballroom and the ice rink join forces in the classic rags-toriches fairy tale to create a magical experience that will spellbind audiences. The magic of pantomime will be brought to life by Strictly Come Dancing professional winner Camilla Dallerup, who will be waving her enchanted wand as the Fairy Godmother. Alongside her, cutting a dashing figure and gliding his way into the heart of Cinderella, will be world champion skater and Dancing on Ice star Matt Evers. This Christmas pop heartthrob Mark Read will be charming audiences with his musical might, best known as a member of hit boyband A1 and for their smash-hit single “Take On Me”. With two decades in showbiz among his many credits the talented singer/songwriter will be setting the festive mood as he slips into the shoes of Dandini. Transforming from her rags into the stunning ball gown will be the dazzling Cara Dudgeon, who will be playing the role of Cinderella. There is also a welcome return for Worthing favourites Keith and Ben Simmons, who not only star in the show but have been writing their magic on the new enthralling script that is guaranteed to be full of energy and comedy. Oliver Gray and Dean Horner will be bringing lots of laughter to the stage as the Ugly Sisters and pantomime dames, whilst the wonderful Buttons will be played by James Dangerfield. Pantomime producer Paul Holman from Paul Holman Associates said: “This year’s production will be high in energy, high on comedy and will definitely get more than a Len Goodman ‘seven’ from our Sussex audiences! There may have to be a Strictly dance-off at the Prince’s ball where we see Camilla and Matt come together in a clash of the champions! A new script has been written by Worthing favourites and pantomime stalwarts Simmons and Simmons, I’m certain the Pavilion Theatre will host the most magical of all Christmas balls.” www.worthingtheatres.co.uk 20