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From 6 December 2014 until 18 January 2015.
18 March 2014
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has announced that the star of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella will be panto legend Julian Clary, who will play Dandini.
Julian Clary has established himself as one of the country’s most recognisable and popular stage and television entertainers. He has turned his hand to comedy, acting, presenting, writing and in 2012 Julian won Celebrity Big Brother.
As well as writing autobiography, Julian has become an accomplished novelist with a number of best-sellers to his credit. He is a hugely-popular panto performer and has headlined some of the biggest pantomimes around the UK.
Last year Julian toured the UK in his one-man show and this spring will tour the show in Australia and New Zealand. Julian is currently performing his new show Canned Clary at the St James Theatre in London.
Cinderella will once again be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime who were behind the success of last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Qdos have a reputation for producing large-scale West End quality shows packed with special effects and audience participation.
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division said “It’s fitting that for Cinderella, the most magical family pantomime of them all, that we have been able to cast Julian Clary, the most glamorous of all pantomime stars, in our Wolverhampton show this Christmas. 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 Theatre Chief Executive Peter Cutchie said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Julian Clary will be coming to Wolverhampton for the 2014/15 pantomime. It is 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 pantomime outing on the Grand’s stage. I’ve seen him perform in many pantomimes and he truly is one of the greats.”
Cinderella at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton runs from Saturday 6 December 2014 to Sunday 18 January 2015. For tickets and more information visit grandtheatre.co.uk or call 01902 42 92 12.
23 April 2014
With Julian Clary already confirmed as top of the bill for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, Cinderella, the Theatre has announced that Hollyoaks star Joe Tracini will join the cast as Cinderella’s loveable friend Buttons.
Joe Tracini has become a household name as Dennis Savage in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. Since joining the series in 2011 he has earned a nomination for Best Comedy Performance at the British Soap Awards. Prior to Hollyoaks Joe Tracini played Spike Bannon in My Spy Family, and Darren ‘DK’ Karrimore in BBC Three’s Coming of Age. Alongside recognition for his comedy Joe has also won plaudits for his talents as a magician.
Cinderella is presented by renowned pantomime producer Qdos Entertainment, who staged last year’s acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty starring Joe Tracini’s father Joe Pasquale.
Jonathan Kiley, Executive Producer of Cinderella, said “Joe’s talent as a comedian is widely recognised and I can’t think of anyone better suited to playing Buttons in this year’s show. I’m absolutely delighted to have him in the cast of what promises to be our biggest and best Wolverhampton pantomime yet!”
Grand Theatre Chief Executive Peter Cutchie said, “I’m so pleased that Joe will be following in his father’s footsteps this year on our stage joining Julian Clary in what will be a truly spectacular family pantomime,”
Cinderella is at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Sat 6 Dec 2014 to Sun 18 Jan 2015. Tickets are available from the ticket office on 01902 429212 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.