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From 18 December 2015 until 16 January 2016.


  • Gok Wan
  • Paul Zerdin

TV personality Gok Wan and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin to star in Theatre Royal Plymouth’s spectacular pantomime, Cinderella

12 March 2015

Theatre Royal Plymouth have announced that everyone’s favourite fashion-guru Gok Wan and comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin will star in this year’s magical pantomime adventure, Cinderella.

Gok Wan will play The Fairy Gokmother, offering helpful style tips to The Ugly Sisters and creating the most magical ball gown in panto-land! Gok’s performance at the Theatre Royal follows two hugely-successful seasons working with pantomime producer Qdos Entertainment, the first of which was the subject of the Channel 4 documentary Gok Does Panto.

Gok’s TV career started with the overwhelming success of his Channel 4 series, How To Look Good Naked and through his expertise as a fashion stylist and the shows phenomenal success he became an ‘institution for women wanting to find their own unique style and confidence’. How To Look Good Naked was so successful that Gok appeared in a further six series and then went on to host three series of Gok’s Fashion Fix. Gok’s other recent TV credits include How To Cook Chinese, Gok’s Style Secrets, Gok Live Stripping For Summer, Too Fat Too Young and Gok’s Teen’s The Naked Truth. Most recently Gok has been seen as a ‘celebrity Chef’ on Celebrity Great British Bake Off for Comic Relief.

The hilarious ventriloquist Paul Zerdin will appear at Buttons, with his loveable side-kick Sam helping ensure that Cinderella makes it to The Ball! Zerdin rose to fame as the winner of LWT’s The Big Big Talent Show, after a successful run presenting Rise and Shine for GMTV. More recently Paul has appeared with cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and precocious infant ‘Baby’ on The Royal Variety Show, Comedy Rocks, and at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe and Just For Laughs (Montreal).

Cinderella is staged by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainment, who bring with them a reputation for large-scale shows packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy and world-class production values.

Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment Michael Harrison said; “Gok Wan and Paul Zerdin are both tremendous pantomime performers and to have the talent of them both in our Plymouth show is a real coup. The casting of Gok and Paul guarantees a production packed with comedy, and you can be sure of all the glitz you would expect from a show starring the most famous fashion figure of our time!”

Tickets for Cinderella, which runs at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Friday 18 December 2015 to Saturday 16 January 2016, are on sale now. Book today by calling 01752 267222 or visiting

Past and current Qdos Entertainment Pantomimes in Plymouth