It may only be June however, panto bosses at Melton Theatre are already working hard towards their biggest Christmas pantomime to date.
This year Trio Entertainment will return to produce the fun-filled family favourite Cinderella starring Coronation Street’s and Dancing On Ice star Steven Arnold, best known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.
It was in 1996 that he made his debut in the soap and he remained there for the next 15 years. Out of all the memorable storylines he was given, the one Steven picks as his favourite is one of the first he did.
“Ashley was a comedy character when I first joined and I had never played a comedy role before,” said Steven.
“When Fred told Ashley he was his dad that was probably my favourite storyline as I could show another side to myself, the serious side.”
Steven is set to play the fun and comedy character Dandini in Cinderella. Joining him will be Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steven Hall, who returns to Melton Theatre having previously appeared in The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan, and Stuart Earp. Steven will the role of an Ugly Sister and Stuart will be Buttons.
Kevin Brown, producer for Trio Entertainment, said: “Cinderella promises magic, music and laughter by the bucket load. We’ve got a fantastic family pantomime with a first-rate cast. This will be the fourth year we have produced the pantomime at Melton Theatre and we’re thrilled to be returning after the huge success of last year’s The Wizard of Oz.”
Cinderella runs from December 15 to December 21 at Melton Theatre.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.meltontheatre.co.uk or call (01664) 851111.