The cast for the 2019 pantomime at Manchester Opera House theatre has been announced.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tells the story of a princess who seeks refuge from her wicked and jealous stepmother by living with seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood will lead the star cast as the ultimate Wicked Stepmother.
Joining him will be Panto legend and Coronation Street star Eric Potts as Dame Nora Crumble with Ben Nickless as Muddles.
West End star Zoë George, whose credits include Wicked and Spring Awakening, will play the titular role of Snow White.
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division, said: “I’m thrilled that we have managed to secure Craig to lead our Opera House pantomime. As the Strictly Come Dancing judge that everyone loves to hate, I’m sure that Manchester audiences, young and old, will enjoy booing and hissing our fab-u-lous Wicked Queen!”
Sheena Wrigley, Theatre Director at the Palace Theatre and Opera House Manchester, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Qdos Entertainment are coming back to us for a third year, bringing their stunning sets, costumes, and impressive special effects to dazzle and entertain the whole family.
"It’s very exciting to present yet another high-quality production to our audiences and Craig Revel Horwood is the perfect choice for such a villainous role.”
She added: “We’re thrilled to announce that Eric and Zoe are joining this year’s production and look forward to welcoming both to the Opera House this Christmas. Eric is a renowned pantomime dame and familiar face to our audiences having performed twice with us in recent years in comedy roles.
"We’re delighted that Zoe is coming to Manchester this year. She’ll bring some musical theatre magic to this year’s show with her stunning voice and extensive experience in the West End.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs plays at Manchester Opera House Theatre between Friday 6 December 2019 and Sunday 29 December 2019.
You can purchase tickets online from £12 at the theatre box office.