Brian Conley will star in Plymouth's 2019 Panto Cinderella.
The star of stage and screen has credits ranging from Strictly Come Dancing to Edna Turnblad in the hit West End musical Hairspray.
Currently appearing in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre, Brian will play Cinderella’s best friend Buttons in Qdos Entertainment's production at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Cinderella tells the story of a young orphaned girl who is put to work by her evil step mother and bullied by her two step-sisters, until a chance encounter with her Fairy Godmother changes everything.
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division said: “We are absolutely delighted that Brian will be leading the cast of the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s pantomime. Brian is the ultimate showman and always delivers a true masterclass in panto, winning rave reviews for us every single year.
"Plymouth will be in for a treat as Brian and our fantastic cast will bring comedy, stunning vocals and plenty of surprises to the production packed full of music, dance, laughter and audience participation.”
Marianne Locatori Marketing and Communications Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “We are thrilled to announce Brian Conley as the star in this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella. Everyone at Theatre Royal Plymouth gets a real buzz from the panto season; we love how it brings people together to share a wonderful theatre experience with their family and friends.
"Brian has performed on our stage many times and we can’t wait to welcome him back to Plymouth. We hope that audiences from the city and across the South West will join us for what promises to be a magical festival show for all to enjoy.”
The panto will play from 20 December 2019 until Saturday 18 January 2020.
Tickets are priced from £13 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com.