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Glittering HMT panto Cinderella set to delight Aberdeen audiences this Christmas

Glittering HMT panto Cinderella set to delight Aberdeen audiences this Christmas

Stars of this year’s much-anticipated His Majesty’s Theatre pantomime, Cinderella, have gathered for thefirst time in Aberdeen, giving a glimpse of what audiences can expect when the must-see pantomime opens at HMT from Saturday November 30.

Television and stage star Louie Spence will star as Dandini, joining HMT favourite Alan McHugh as The Baroness, Call the Midwife star Laura Main as the Fairy Godmother,, River City funny man Paul-James Corrigan as Buttons, Two Doors Down’s Joy McAvoy, River City star Sally Howitt as the Wicked Stepsisters, and Emmerdale’s Paul Leubke as Prince Charming and Rachel Flynn as Cinderella.

Aberdeen audiences shall go to the ball this Christmas as Cinderella transforms from rags to riches, outwits her Wicked Stepsisters and with the help of her hilarious friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming. Cinderella will feature all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

Cinderella will once again be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind the annual must-see HMT pantomime.

Louie Spence said: “I’m thrilled to be spending Christmas in Aberdeen and can’t wait to bring somepanto magic to the HMT stage. Who knows, I might even get the dashing Prince to perfect his dancing at Cinderella’s ball by the end of the run!”

Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division said: “We are absolutely delighted to have assembled such a talented cast for this year’s HMT pantomime.

Our Aberdeen show is always a jewel in the Scottish pantomime crown, and this year will be no exception.”

Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive, Jane Spiers, said: “We are so excited for this year’s spectacular pantomime, Cinderella.

“We have a dazzling array of talented and experienced stars ready to make this a very special festive season at HMT, with Louie Spence leading the charge with his outrageous energy and enthusiasm, the wonderful Laura Main on home turf as the Fairy Godmother, and of course our great friend Alan McHugh, this year teaming up with Paul-James.

“The addition of Joy, Sally, Paul and Rachel to the cast is fantastic and we are all going to have a ball this year. We can’t wait to welcome our all-star cast to Aberdeen.”

The clock is ticking! Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes which opens on Saturday, November 30 and runs until Sunday, January 5. Book your tickets to the Ball today! Visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit one of our box offices in person at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall or the Lemon Tree.