Neighbours star in Palace panto

By Ian Dipple Wednesday 25 June 2014 Updated: 25/06 13:22

A FORMER star of Australian soap Neighbours is to take the headline role in this year's Palace Theatre panto.

Anne Charleston, better known to millions as Madge Bishop, will play the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella being staged at the Alcester Street venue between Monday, December 8 and Sunday, January 4.

During her time on Ramsay Street Madge was a formidable battle-axe who took little nonsense from anyone but Anne promises to bring some of her Australian magic to the role of Fairy Godmother and ensure Cinders gets to the ball to meet Prince Charming.

She already has valuable experience in helping young people fall in love from her time in Neighbours when she watched on-screen daughter Charlene - played by a relatively unknown Kylie Minogue - marry Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan, in one of the soap's most famous episodes.

Supporting Anne will be a host of leading West End Actors including Scott Cripps as Buttons (Jesus Christ Superstar), Sammi Kelly (Singing in the Rain) and the Ugliest of Sisters played by Richard Pocock and Dereck Walker.

 

Tickets are on sale now from the box office on 01527 65203 or online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

Share This

Popular »

1 Query over OAP bus use sparks angry row

2 Fire hits town centre businesses and homes

3 Cash stolen from elderly man at ATM

4 Communication was poor over school changes

5 Earphone case bid hits success

More news »

Former headteacher admits spying on woman

THE FORMER headteacher of a Redditch school has

Library link up to cut running costs

A CITIZEN'S Advice Bureau and children's services could

Body found in Wythall car park

A MAN'S body was found inside a van

Controversial former councillor is not standing again

A FORMER councillor who resigned under pressure about

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Development of key Bromsgrove town centre sites a step closer

THE DEVELOPMENT of the two ends of Bromsgrove High Street ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Branching out for charity

CARING Stratford residents can remember a loved one and help ...

Evesham Observer
Festive fare at fayre

HUNDREDS of pounds was raised when a Vale village hosted ...