Monday, April 28, 2008

Hollywood Star Joins Panto at The Mayflower

HART TO HART star Stefanie Powers is joining Matthew Kelly and starring alongside Christopher Biggins in Cinderella, The Musical Pantomime at The Mayflower this Christmas.

Christopher Biggins was crowned king of the jungle 2007 in ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Biggins has had a long and varied career in television, film and theatre having appeared in numerous pantomimes across the country; he also appeared in the West End as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He will be playing Buttons at The Mayflower.

Matthew Kelly returns following his critically acclaimed performance as the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz at The Mayflower last Christmas. Donning a dress once more, and accompanied by his son Matthew Rixon, they will be playing the ugly sisters.

Stefanie Powers is a veteran of over 200 television and film appearances as well as the star of massive 1980s TV hit Hart to Hart and will be making wishes come true as the fairy godmother. She recently played Anna in The King and I on tour throughout America.

Cinderella, The Musical Pantomime will be a brand new production specifically designed for The Mayflower theatre featuring spectacular sets and costumes. Unlike other Christmas shows and pantomimes across the country Cinderella will have a full orchestra in the pit.

The Mayflower has again teamed up with Michael Rose and Chris Moreno, the producers of The Wizard of Oz, last year's box office record-breaking Mayflower Christmas show, and White Christmas, to present a delightful star studded new production for all the family.

This magical tale of rags to riches will be brought to life before your eyes in a dazzling musical feast of a show. Cinderella must battle against sinister stepsisters and a murderous stepmother with a little help from Buttons and her fairy godmother. When the clocks chime midnight, will all her dreams come true?

n Cinderella, The Musical Pantomime runs from December 5 to January 17.

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