artsdepot Cinderella cast: 10 men and women sit in three rows in the stalls of a theatre

Our cast for Cinderella - The Rockin' Panto

Published: Mon 4 Nov 2019

We're excited to announce the full cast for Cinderella - The Rockin' Panto, who will put the sparkle into our pantomime party. Cinderella runs at artsdepot Saturday 30 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020.

Here they are, in order of appearance...

Nicola Bryan, our Fairy Godmother, trained at Birmingham School of Speech & Drama. She has since performed in in Noel Coward’s Me & The Girls (Regional Tour), Sweet Charity (Watermill
Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar), Our Blue Heaven (New Wolsey, Ipswich), Sleeping Beauty (Central Theatre, Chatham) and BBC's Crimewatch Reconstruction.

Chris Vince is Prince Charming. He graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a BA (Hons) in Actor Musicianship, and performed as Fletcher Mott in The Problem with Fletcher Mott (Drayton Arms Theatre and Tristan Bates Theatre), Brian Scott in Wine Lovers the Musical (Norwegian Cruise Lines) and Prince Charming in Cinderella the Rock ’n’ Roll Panto (New Wolsey Theatre).

Samuel Pope is playing Dandini. A graduate of University of Manchester and The Royal Academy of Music, he has appeared in American Idiot (10th Anniversary UK Tour & Civic Theatre, Auckland); All or Nothing, The Mod Musical (UK Tour, Arts Theatre & Ambassadors Theatre) and The Theory of Relativity (The Actors Church, Covent Garden).

Steve Simmonds, who graduated from Rose Bruford College, plays Baron Hardup. A veteran of pantomime at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, you might also know him from Assassins (Watermill Theatre/Nottingham Playhouse) and Made in Dagenham (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch/New Wolsey), Prior to training, he played Stitch in Oliver! directed by Sam Mendes at the London Palladium.

Guy Freeman, who trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, will play Buttons. His theatre credits include Girls Don't Play Guitar and Scouse Pacific (Royal Court, Liverpool), Larry Stinkleton in Grandma Saves the Day (New Wolsey, Ipswich), Billy Bungalow in Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre) and The Return of the Forbidden Planet (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

Chioma Uma, an Actor-Musician graduate from Rose Bruford College, makes her panto debut as Cinderella. She recently made her professional onstage debut as Hattie in Kiss Me Kate! at the Watermill Theatre. Chioma has also been co-commissioned to compose for Ockham’s Razor’s touring show This Time, coming to artsdepot in Spring 2020.

Georgina White, appearing as Rubella De Zees, trained at RADA. Theatre credits include Hansel and Gretel (Rose Theatre Kingston), Little Shop of Horrors, Somewhere In England and Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd) and Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (UK Tour). Recent films include Lady of Heaven (Midsummer Sky Ltd) and That Good Night (Trafalgar Releasing). She will next be appearing in The Beauty Parade at Wales Millenium Centre in March 2020.

Tom Connor, who trained at Arts University Bournemouth, plays Hernia. He has performed as Dandini in Leeds City Varieties' Cinderella, in Maggie May (Royal Court), and Return to the Forbidden Planet (Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne). You may have spotted him as Paul McCartney in SKY Art's Urban Myths or Gulag Prisoner in Disney's Muppets Most Wanted.

Daniel Carter-Hope, playing Verruca, spent five of the last six Christmasses at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, appearing in Dick Whittington, Beauty and the Beast, The Sword in the Stone, Sinbad and Red Riding Hood. On screen, Dan hosted thirteen episodes of Scien-trific for the Discovery channel and played the lead in multi-award winning comedy horror short The Furred Man.

Sheridan Lloyd, appearing as the Royal Messenger, trained at the Brit School and Rose Bruford College. He performed in Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End). As Musical Director, his credits include Buddy Holly (Theatre Royal Windsor), Oklahoma! (Shouson Theatre Hong Kong) and Cats (Theatre Royal Windsor).

Written by Peter Rowe, Cinderella is a chart-topping panto packed with rock, pop and soul performed live by this talented cast. Tickets are on sale now. See the website or call 020 8369 5454 to book!

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