Graham Hoadly and Yorkshire performer Jack Land Noble will appear as the Ugly Sisters; Cinderella will be played by Sarah Goggin; and Sam Barrett joins the cast as Prince Charming.
Barnsley’s Jack Land Noble is a prolific actor, playwright, producer, director, musician and songwriter. The son of Northern Club-land entertainers, he started in the business at the tender age of seven, learning his trade in the Working Men’s Clubs of Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North East of England. Jack graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Drama from the University of Huddersfield in 2012, and is the founder of The Yorkshireman Company. Original credits as writer, composer and director include the ‘musical-with-muscle’ Grappling (based upon the professional career of his grandfather, British ‘World of Sport’ wrestling legend Jack Land). Jack’s recent acting credits also include Being Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson in Cissie & Ada: an Hysterical Rectomy and Stones in His Pockets.
“Having made my Qdos Entertainment pantomime debut last season as Dame Betty Blumenthal in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, alongside Lesley Joseph and Duncan James, I’m thrilled to be treading the majestic Bradford Alhambra boards and bringing heaps of Yorkshire spirit to Panto-land’s most magical tale!”
Graham Hoadly returns to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, where he has performed many times, most recently in the International tour of Mary Poppins as Admiral Boom and the Bank Chairman. Graham is a regular pantomime dame/ugly sister, having previously appeared at Richmond, Wimbledon, Woking, Stoke, Milton Keynes and Glasgow. Graham’s West End work includes the whole run of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium); Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Palladium); and his touring work includes Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Bert Barry in 42nd Street, Everett in Crazy for You, Simeon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof, and Mr Pinky and Mr Spritzer in Hairspray (international tour).
Sarah Goggin most recently played Sister Mary Robert in the UK tour of Sister Act for Jamie Wilson Productions. Her previous credits include Rachel in Bad Girls (The Union Theatre); Christmas in New York with Eden Espinosa (Palace Theatre, London/Manchester); A Different Kind Of Christmas Musical (Leicester Square Theatre); Been on Broadway (Vaudeville Theatre); Betty in Sincerely Yours (Landor Theatre); Woman 2 in I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Battersea Barge); Jodie in Best Of Friends (The Landor). Sarah has appeared in the workshop productions of Honky Tonk Angels (Wizard Presents, Pete Brooks) and Trash (Courtyard Theatre).
Sam Barrett’s previous theatre credits include playing Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour), Cymbeline (Space theatre), Moby Dick! The Musical (Union Theatre) and The Fix (Union Theatre). Sam’s credits whilst training include; Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Ensemble in Big Fish and he has performed on Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and on the 2016 Olivier Awards. He has appeared in the feature film The Happy Prince directed by Rupert Everett.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres said:
“There's no doubt that the addition of these talented and experienced performers to the cast sets Cinderella up to be another exceptional Alhambra Theatre pantomime. There’s always something for everyone to get pleasure from and I’m sure that theatregoers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy our outstanding festive entertainment this year. The fact that so many people see our pantomime each year is testimony to the huge affection Bradford audiences feel for the Alhambra Theatre Christmas show.”
This year’s panto will once again be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the same team behind the annual Alhambra Theatre pantomime for nearly 20 years. Cinderella will be directed by Ed Curtis, returning for his seventh consecutive Alhambra Theatre pantomime, reuniting him with Billy Pearce.
With over 50,000 people already set to enjoy this year’s pantomime, the clock is ticking! Don’t wait any longer to secure your tickets to Yorkshire’s biggest Royal Ball!