RHYL Pavilion is to welcome soap opera star and Dancing on Ice winner Hayley Tamaddon as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella from December 8-31, 2021.

The Pavilion is encouraging people to polish up their pumpkins and dust off their crystal slippers and enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening performance of Cinderella at the theatre throughout December with sparkling sets, lavish costumes, song, laughter and bags of audience participation.

Hayley is no stranger to pantomime, and as a previous winner of Dancing on Ice, she will need to use all of her tricks to help star of CBBC’s Balamory, Andrew Agnew, outwit the evil stepsisters, played by Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph (nominated as Best Ugly Sisters at the Great British Pantomime Awards).

Add in the heroine Cinderella, played by musical theatre star Bethan Jacks, Welsh comic actor Gwynfryn West as her bumbling father Baron Hardup, a dashing Prince Charming (Josh Belward), and his right-hand man Dandini (Mark Paterson) and the casting is complete.

No trip to the ball would be complete, though, without the magical addition of two beautiful Shetland ponies who will steal your heart and transport our leading lady to her destiny, but will those sisters stop her? Book your tickets to find out.

Jamie Groves, managing director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “After what has been a tough year to say the least, we’re thrilled to be bringing panto back to the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre.

“It is fantastic to see performers back doing what they do best after a challenging time, and we can’t wait to welcome schools and families back through the auditorium doors and to experience the Pavilion Theatre’s electric atmosphere again.”

Pantomime producer Martin Dodd said: “We are so excited to be back with pantomime at the Pavilion this Christmas, and it’s everyone’s favourite story, Cinderella.

“Christmas isn’t Christmas without a trip to the panto, and we are pulling out all of the stops to make this the biggest and best yet.

“It’s been two years in the planning, so make sure you get your ticket to the ball and join us for a dazzling spectacular performance that you won’t want to miss.”

Book your tickets online now to secure the best seats at: www.rhylpavilion.co.uk/events_list/cinderella-4.