Manchester Opera House have today released the first images of Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis in costume as the Ugly Sisters ahead of this year’s pantomime, Cinderella.
Connor McIntyre, who currently plays Pat Phelan in the ITV soap and is set to make a dramatic return next week, has said that his first stint in pantomime this Christmas will be ‘a welcome antidote’ to playing the villainous Pat Phelan for the last few years.
Les Dennis has also exclusively revealed that it was his suggestion for the double-act to appear as the Ugly Sisters after seeing last year’s Opera House panto, Dick Whittington, where Cinderella was being advertised: ‘I remember getting on the phone to Michael Harrison (Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division) and suggesting it. It’s Michael and Phelan – it’s Michael’s chance to get revenge!’
Cinderella will once again be produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer. This year’s production will have the same level of laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning special effects and beautiful costumes that Manchester’s audiences have become accustomed to and, with further star casting still to be announced, Cinderella has all the ingredients for a must-see family pantomime this Christmas.
Cinderella plays at the Opera House from 8th – 30th December with tickets from £12. For more information, or to book, visit www.atgtickets.com/Manchester.
Saturday 8th December – Sunday 30th December
Opera House, Manchester – http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/manchester/
Tickets from £12.00