Coronation Street stars Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis are to be reunited on stage in panto in Nottingham

While Connor’s Coronation Street character Pat Phelan stood and watched Michael Rodwell die in the soap, the pair are teaming up on stage – as Cinderella’s ugly sisters in an upcoming panto.

The soap duo are part of the star-studded line-up for the ultimate family pantomime this festive season at Theatre Royal Nottingham

Also starring are Pop Idol star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming, with Richard Cadell and Sooty starring as Buttons.

The fun begins from Saturday, November 30.

PICTURED: Singer Gareth Gates

Cinderella will be once again be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, continuing their long-running partnership with the Theatre Royal Nottingham, following last year’s swashbuckling production of Peter Pan.

Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division said: “I’m thrilled that we have managed to secure Les, Connor, Gareth, Richard and Sooty to lead our spectacular Nottingham pantomime this year.

“Between them all we have fantastic comedy, music, magic and silliness that audiences of all ages will love in a production packed full of audience participation, laughter and pure panto magic.”

Jonathan Saville, interim venue director at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, said: “We are so excited to announce a really strong pantomime cast line-up. 

“Cinderella is already such a beautiful and well-loved story, and I think the sheer talent and comedy value this cast can bring will raise this year’s panto to another level. 

“Our Ugly Sisters will be unrecognisable from their Corrie personas, so that alone will be a treat for all the soap fans in the audience.  Alongside Gareth’s wonderful voice, and Richard Cadell and Sooty’s comedy and magic tricks, we hope this years’ show will have plenty for everyone to enjoy.”

Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. The clock is ticking…book your tickets to the Ball today!

The Theatre Royal’s media partner, Notts TV, will support this year’s pantomime.

The panto runs from Saturday, November 30, 2019 until Sunday, January 5 2020

£18 – £38.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*,

You can book tickets here:


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