AJ and Curtis Pritchard were at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this week to launch the venue’s pantomime Cinderella.
The brothers will be appearing in pantomime together for the first time this festive season as Cinderella plays the venue from Saturday 4 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022.
Fresh from the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! castle, Strictly Come Dancing star AJ is now the prince of a much more glamourous one, taking on the role of Prince Charming.
Meanwhile Curtis – who was a professional on Ireland’s version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars – will play Dandini, allowing plenty of opportunity for mischief and identity-swapping as he helps the Prince and Cinderella to find love… something that Curtis knows all too well having won the hearts of the nation in the 2019 series of Love Island.
AJ said: “I am so excited to be appearing in Cinderella at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Christmas. For performers everywhere, it has been devastating that theatres have been closed for so long and with such a limited amount of live performance opportunities.
“So what better way to celebrate entertainment being back than a trip to the panto where the whole family can get together again? There is such a good feeling to this show and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. We’re back doing what we love the most and so excited for friends, family and theatre-goers to experience the magic of panto again.”
Curtis added: “I’m delighted to be playing Dandini in Cinderella. I have appeared in pantomime before but this is the first time AJ and I have appeared together so it’s really exciting. The past year has been extremely unusual and therefore it’s great to have something to look forward to and know that the year is going to end on a high.
“AJ and I have been dusting off our dancing shoes so expect some big dance numbers in the show! We can’t wait to get started.”
Cinderella will run Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022 with tickets on sale now at grandtheatre.co.uk.
The show will be produced by Imagine Theatre, in partnership with Wolverhampton Grand.