TV and West End star Amelia Lily will head the cast for this year’s Christmas pantomime Snow Wite and Seven Dwarves at Lincoln’s New Theatre Royal.
Amelia, who will play the Unicorn Fairy, is best known for her TV appearances on X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother and her West End role in American Idiot and playing Princess Fiona on the recent UK tour of Shrek the Musical.
Amelia is joined in the cast by CBBC star Barney Harwood as the show’s heartthrob Huntsman.
Barney is a well-loved TV presenter, most noted for his appearances on Prank Patrol and Blue Peter on CBBC and, most recently, Celebrity MasterChef.
Barney admits he’s a bit cheeky, a character trait which lends itself perfectly to pantomime.
Fellow CBBC man, Christopher Johnson – best known as Yonko – will play Muddles.
Christopher is back by popular demand after previous performances in Aladdin and Alice in Wonderland.
Joey Howard, makes his New Theatre Royal debut as flirtatious Nurse Flossy.
Named ‘comedian of the year’ Joey is known for being an enduring and versatile comedian and used to delivering comedy sketches, musical routines and impressions.
Taking the title role of Snow White will be Sophie Gaudie, who joins the cast after a string of stage performances around the UK.
And completing the principal cast is Janine Johnson as the Wicked Queen who is, by turn, both cruel and also totally fabulous.
An acclaimed singer, Janine has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest artists including Paloma Faith, Take That, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Who and even the late George Michael.
Natalie Hayes-Cowley, artistic director and in-house producer at the New Theatre Royal, said: “We are so pleased to welcome all our cast to Lincoln.
“We have handpicked them through a rigorous audition process and believe we have the makings of another brilliant pantomime for all the family.
“The Christmas Pantomime is the pinnacle of any theatre’s programme and we start thinking about our production a year in advance.
“We have set a high standard and four our 2017-18 pantomime Aladdin, we welcomed more than 21,000 visitors, to rave reviews.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from December 7 2018 to January 6 2019.
Tickets start from £15 and school rates are available on request.
Relaxed and signed performances are also available, see the website at www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk for more details of when these are.
Tickets are available now from the box office on 01522 519999 or from the theatre website.