Stars of Cinderella at Venue Cymru spend the Day in Llandudno

The cast of Venue Cymru’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella, arrived in Llandudno the other day as Prince Charming launched this year’s production as he searched for his one true love, the owner of the sparkling glass slipper. The Wanted star Tom Parker was joined by Natalie Winsor, Chris Bewsher and of course, Cinderella, Carly Burns.

Tom Parker will lead the cast as Prince Charming in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella, from Saturday 8 December.
The musician, actor and DJ has amassed worldwide success since the beginning of his career in 2009, achieving two UK number 1 singles and 9 top-10 singles, as well as 4 Billboard 100 singles, selling over 900,000 records, having three platinum albums, two sold-out arena tours all within the UK and 3 million singles sold in America. Tom also won Radio 1’s – Teen Choice Award and US People’s – Choice Award with The Wanted.

Cinderella Panto Launch at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Photo Credit: Jamie Gilmour)

Cinderella marks Tom’s first foray into the magical world of pantomime having made his stage debut in the hit musical Grease which toured to Venue Cymru and broke box office records for his critically-acclaimed leading role of Danny Zuko.

West End and musical theatre sensation Natalie Winsor will star as the Fairy Godmother. A graduate from London’s Arts Educational Schools, Natalie has starred in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Theatre Royal Bath, played Elizabeth in Dirty Dancing and in Jekyll & Hyde on their highly successful UK tours and appeared in Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End. Natalie also recently starred as Joanne in a critically-acclaimed immersive production of the hit Broadway musical, Rent and has appeared in pantomime for producers Qdos Entertainment for the last four years.

Cinderella Panto Launch at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Photo Credit: Jamie Gilmour)

The hilarious Herbie Adams also joins the cast to play Buttons, best friend to Cinderella. The hugely talented actor and funnyman has been a regular on stage for over 20 years and in that time performed globally in over 30 countries, regularly headlining for the infamous clubs including Jongleurs, The Comedy Club and The Comedy Floor.

Cinderella Panto Launch at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Photo Credit: Jamie Gilmour)

This year’s unmissable family show will be packed with all of the ingredients Venue Cymru audiences have come to expect from Llandudno’s biggest pantomime; lots of laughter, stunning costumes and sets, and quality entertainment for all ages, brought magically to life by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind the theatre’s annual pantomime.

Cinderella’s Executive Producer Jonathan Kiley said: “After the success of Peter Pan last year we’re delighted to be back once again and to have the brilliant Tom Parker leading the cast. We’re already planning lots of magical surprises so audiences should book now to ensure they don’t miss out.

Venue Cymru’s Marketing Manager, Richard Jones, said: “The pantomime in Llandudno is the highlight of so many peoples Christmas holiday and this year will be no exception.

Cinderella Panto Launch at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Photo Credit: Jamie Gilmour)

Audiences shall go to the ball this Christmas as Cinderella transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very Ugly Sisters, and with the help of her hilarious friend Buttons and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming. Cinderella runs from Saturday 8th December to Sunday 30th December 2018 for a strictly limited three week run in a production packed full of sensational song and dance, plenty of laughter and special effects, real life Shetland ponies and a full company of actors, dancers, musicians and children from the Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts.

Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. The clock is ticking…book your tickets to the Ball today!

Cinderella Panto Launch at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (Photos Credit: Jamie Gilmour)

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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