Star casting revealed for Cinderella pantomime at Queen's Theatre Barnstaple

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Casting has been announced for the Cinderella pantomime at Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple this festive season.

Producers at RED Entertainment in association with Prime Pantomimes & the Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple will present Cinderella from 10 to 31 December 2021.


Barnstaple’s very own Kaia China-Sawyer will make her professional debut in the title role having recently graduated from Doreen Bird College of Performance in London.

Kaia China-Sawyer said: “I am so excited to be making my professional debut in my home town. The Queen’s theatre is so special to me as it’s the first theatre I ever performed in and it’s also where I had my first experience of pantomime.

“I remember it was a production of Aladdin and how I longed to be on stage with the cast. So, to be playing the role of Cinderella in my home town alongside such an excellent cast really is a dream come true and I hope to see lots of familiar faces in the audience.”

Playing Prince Charming is Eastenders and West End star Jonny Labey while Amanda Barrie (Coronation Street, Carry On Cleo, Bad Girls) is the Fairy Godmother.

Returning for her third year running, Barnstaple’s favourite Nicki French plays Wicked Stepmother with international recording artist Allan Jay as Dandini, comedy star Ian Jones as Buttons and Barnstaple’s new favourite duo, the award-winning Jason Sutton and West End star Will Peaco as the Ugly Sisters.

This brand-new production of the classic rags to riches fairy tale pantomime, Cinderella is written & directed by Lee Waddingham.

Mark Farley, at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple said: “We are all looking forward to panto season, and to have these wonderful cast members added to the bill is the cherry on the cake for us!”

Tickets are available online now from

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