Undisputed funny man, King of Bradford panto and local legend Billy Pearce stars as Buttons, best-friend to Cinderella in his 19th Alhambra Theatre pantomime season, which delights thousands of theatregoers every year.
Award-winning Billy has received a British Comedy Award, won Solo Comedian of the Year, Best Television Comedy Newcomer, and the Yorkshire Arts and Entertainment Award and his varied career has seen him star in theatres, cabarets and summer seasons across the UK, and perform for royalty at eight Royal Variety Shows. Having most recently completed a lengthy tour of major venues across the UK in the comedy Seriously Dead and starred as Mr Toad in a new musical adaptation of Kenneth Greene’s The Wind in the Willows, Billy is back on the road making the nation laugh on his latest stand up tour.
Pop singer, television personality and Loose Women favourite Coleen Nolan stars alongside Billy as Cinderella’s fabulous Fairy Godmother. Having released numerous hits including I’m in the Mood for Dancing with her siblings The Nolan Sisters, Coleen swapped the recording studio for the television studio and has become a much-loved fixture of screens across the nation thanks to her regular appearances as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women, as a contestant on numerous shows including Celebrity Big Brother which she won in 2016, took to the rink on Dancing on Ice, guest presents on This Morning and found time to release her autobiography, No Regrets, and write two novels Envy and Denial.
Shane Nolan joins his mother Coleen in the role of Prince Charming’s Man Servant Dandini. Born into a musical family the singer-songwriter Shane quickly followed in his mother’s footsteps completing a UK arena tour supporting The Nolans, earned critical acclaim starring in the UK tour of Boogie Nights and starred alongside the legendary David Hasselhoff in Last Night a DJ Saved My Life in 2016. Shane is a regular guest presenter on ITV and has previously starred in pantomime as Dandini in Cinderella alongside X Factor winner Joe McElderry for panto producers Qdos Entertainment.
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 panto 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 36000 tickets already booked, the clock is ticking! Audiences shouldn’t wait any longer to secure their tickets to Yorkshire’s biggest Royal Ball. Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, runs from Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018.