It's a beauty! Stars get ready for glittering panto night

December 07, 2019

Tonight's the night the stars come out at Venue Cymru for the opening of Sleeping Beauty featuring a glittering cast and one of TV best known faces.

Over the years Sherrie Hewson has confirmed her rightful place as a national treasure for her memorable performances on Coronation Street, Benidorm and as a host of ITV's Loose Women. Sherrie has family and personal connections with the Conwy area for many years.

Joining her as the slightly hesitant and somewhat eccentric Muddles, is actor and renowned ventriloquist Kieran Powell who has performed in pantomime for many years and has a wonderful reputation for keeping audiences in stitches.

Completing the line-up tonight will be Llandudno’s favourite Dame, the fabulous Nigel Ellacott, starring as The Queen. Nigel is no stranger to Venue Cymru and Sleeping Beauty will mark his fourth pantomime appearance in the town.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients North Wales’ audiences have come to expect, Sleeping Beauty will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of jaw-dropping dance, side-splitting comedy, sensational song and plenty of festive magic.

The plot will keep audience glued to their seats and whether you are 6 or 60 years old this lavish production from Qdos Entertainment productions will be a feast for the eyes and ears.

When a beautiful Princess is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and the handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can the Princess’ friends help save her and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans?

Sarah Ecob, Venue Cymru’s General Manager said: “We’re thrilled that Sherrie is heading back to Venue Cymru for the festive season. Nigel has already proved himself very popular with the Llandudno audiences and Kieran will bring something new to our stage for 2019.

"Panto is such an important part of people’s Christmas’ and giving them a first class show is paramount, this casting is only going to reiterate what our audiences have come to expect and love from a Qdos Entertainment production.”

Tickets for the performances are available via the Venue Cymru Box Office and website.