Acclaimed Comedy Star And Two Panto Favourites To Star In Cinderella

Joe Tracini (above), the son of Joe Pasquale, will play Buttons in the festive family production which runs from December 17 to January 19.

Two Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime favourites are also set to rejoin the cast. Richard Gauntlett will play the Fairy Godmother as well as write and direct the production.

Meanwhile the role of Baron Hardup will be played by David Gant, who will bring his enviable mix of comedy and gravitas to the part.

Joe is no stranger to the world of pantomime following his father into show-business and has starred in productions for a host of venues including The Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, the Central Theatre in Chatham and the Fairfield Halls in Croydon as well.

He has a diverse range of other stage credits including Patsy in Spamalot and Danny in Sexual Perversity in Chicago.

Joe is also no stranger to TV having played the likeable Dennis Savage in Channel Four’s popular soap Hollyoaks and appeared in a number of CBBC series including Dengineers.

Richard Gauntlett will bring a new twist to the role of Fairy Godmother in the show which will once again boast his on-stage flair, incredible comedy timing and ability to entertain all ages. He is also a stalwart of The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a highly-sought after comedian and music hall performer, and has a wide range of previous performing credits including The Lion King, Barnum, Beauty and The Beast, and Doctor Who, and has written episodes of The Sooty Show.

Meanwhile David Gant has enjoyed a distinguished career having appeared in the likes of the premiere of An Honourable Trade for the Royal Court and other productions including the world tour of Hamlet, Coriolanus for Chichester Festival Theatre, Venice Preserved for Manchester Royal Exchange, and the UK tour of King Lear.

He also has a host of big-screen and small-screen credits including Gandhi, Victor/Victoria, Wish You Were Here, Bad Education, Holby City, Inspector Morse, and Sherlock. Away from the stage, he also enjoys a hugely successful parallel career as an international fashion model.

To find out more, click below to hear Richard Gauntlett talk about the casting and what is in store for Cinderella.

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