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CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BUXTON OPERA HOUSE’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

RUNNING FROM FRI 8 DEC 2023 – MON 1 JAN 2024



Buxton Opera House is delighted to announce full casting for the magical Christmas pantomime!

This year we’re hosting our very own ball on the Opera House stage, with the esteemed title Cinderella! Working all day long, completing chores and being taunted by her ugly stepsisters is all Cinderella has ever known, that is until her Fairy Godmother makes all her wishes come true…

Following the success of last years spectacular Sleeping Beauty, we are so excited to welcome new and returning cast members for another year of wonderful music, the finest comedy routines and a sprinkle of Christmas magic. A pantomime perfect fit for the whole family to enjoy.

Our fabulous cast includes the town’s favourite returning star James Holmes, back for his 8th pantomime in Buxton!James has previously starred in the BBC’s ever-popular Miranda as Clive, as well as many other TV appearances including Sherlock (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV) and Peep Show (Channel 4). He has also previously worked on a variety of theatre shows, including It’s Her Turn Now (Mill at Sonning), The Lady in the Van (Hull Truck Theatre) and Out of Order (national tour).

Joining James this year (for his 30th pantomime role!) is the fabulous David Dale, starring as the second, just-as-hideous stepsister and making his first ever appearance on the Buxton Opera House stage. David is considered one of the UKs premier drag performers and has worked in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Gran Canaria, Paris, Tel Aiv, Elat, Miami and Fort Lauderdale among others! Theatre credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Palace Theatre, Westcliff, national tour), Cabaret (Jersey Arts Centre) and Gypsy (Jersey Opera House).

Georgia Gallagher is very excited to be returning to Buxton to play the role of Cinderella for her second season at the beautiful Opera House. Georgia graduated from Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre in 2021 with a First-Class BA Honours Degree. Since graduating, Georgia has played the roles of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at The Drill Hall, Lincoln and Princess Beauty in Buxton Opera House’s 2022 production of Sleeping Beauty.

The full cast also includes: Ross Clifton as the Prince, Lucas Bailey as Buttons, Charlotte-Hannah Jones as Fairy Godmother, Felix Price as Buns and Sophie Bright, Harry Reynolds, Beth Gourlay, Amy Cray Edgell and Elliot OJ Hutchinson in the ensemble.

Cinderella is running at Buxton Opera House from Friday 8 December 2023 - Monday 1 January 2024. Our Autism-Friendly performance is on Wednesday 13 December 5.30pm and BSL Interpreted performance on Thursday 28 December 5.30pm.

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