Manchester pantomime to star Ashleigh & Pudsey

Date Posted: 12/04/2013

The Opera House in Manchester has revealed that its pantomime this year will be the classic rags to riches tale Dick Whittington, starring Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.

Appearing alongside them making her panto debut will be West End and television star Jodie Prenger as Fairy Bowbells; Ben Faulks (aka Mr Bloom from CBeebies) as Dick Whittington, Tam Ryan as Idle Jack, and panto dame extraordinare Eric Potts as Sarah the Cook.

Ashleigh and Pudsey, who were hailed by Simon Cowell as one of his: ‘”favourite ever acts” made their pantomime debut in Woking last Christmas and will be reprising their roles of Alice Fitzwarren and her faithful pooch in Manchester.

The production promises traditional pantomime ingredients; songs, a live band, dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation.

Dick Whittington will play at the Opera House from 6th December to 5th January.

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