AN ACTRESS best known for her roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale is to star in this year's pantomime at Rhyl Pavilion.

Hayley Tamaddon will play the fairy godmother in the production of Cinderella.

The former soapstar, who won the fifth series of Dancing on Ice in 2010, will join Andrew Agnew (who is playing buttons) and Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph (who have been cast as the ugly sisters).

A spokesperson from Rhyl Pavilion said: "Yes, our Christmas Panto extravaganza is back and we have an amazing star studded line up for this year’s fabulous production of Cinderella."

In July, 1891 Restaurant and Bar at Rhyl Pavilion was forced to close following a burst water tank. The whole building remains closed to the public. A date has not been given for reopening due to the scale of the works involved.

Jamie Groves, managing director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said earlier this month: "We have received a number of enquiries around the timescale for reopening the Pavilion Theatre, and 1891 Bar and Restaurant.

“Following the recent flood, the damage to the building is far greater than was originally anticipated. Whilst we appreciate the disappointment and inconvenience the closure has caused both promoters and customers, we can assure everyone that no one is more distressed than we are, as a workforce, at Denbighshire Leisure Ltd. Having had to close our operations several times due to the pandemic, to now see our beautiful theatre and restaurant in such a state, is truly heart-breaking and devastating.

“As a commercial business, we cannot wait to see our flagship 1891 Restaurant and the Pavilion Theatre open once more, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the remedial work moves forward as quickly as possible.

“However, the widespread damage means that at the current time the building cannot open to the public.

“We are working very closely with the loss adjusters and specialist surveyors to agree the scope of works and the position is being reviewed on a daily basis. We are staying in touch with all our bookings and updating everyone as and when we are able.

“Most of the shows that were due to take place in November have already been rescheduled and we are reviewing others on a weekly basis."

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The pantomime will run from December 8 until December 31.