Alnwick actor Lewis back to star in panto

Jamie Lambert from Collabro as the Prince and Lewis Denny as Dandini.
Jamie Lambert from Collabro as the Prince and Lewis Denny as Dandini.

It’s panto time again – and this year Alnwick’s Lewis Denny is back on stage with Enchanted Entertainment.

Playing the role of Dandini, Lewis will be starring in Cinderella at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House alongside singing legend Maureen Nolan as the fairy godmother, X Factor finalist Lola Saunders as Cinderella, and the lovable Charlie Richmond as Buttons.

The show will also feature Connor Byrne, from CBBC’s the Dumping Ground, as Baron Hardup and Jamie Lambert, from Collabro, as Prince Charming.

Cinderella starts at the Tyne Theatre on Friday, December 7.

Lewis, a former Duchess’s High School pupil, said: “I’m so excited and thrilled to be back at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. It’s my fourth pantomime season there.

“I feel like part of the furniture now and it’s so welcoming to return to see all the familiar faces and staff at the theatre.

“People can expect a fun-filled, family show, with glitz, glamour, magic and Geordie humour.

“We have a fantastic all-star cast, who are all so talented. It’s a really strong cast.

“My favourite thing about panto is getting to do it close enough to home.

“I’m one of the few cast members that actually gets to go home and spend Christmas with my family, always that little bit special.”

Earlier this year Lewis was performing with male four-piece band Troubadour on ships across the world and around the UK.

And he will be back after panto.

He added: “I’m back with the Troubadour boys in the new year, performing all over the globe once again on the cruises with some fantastic locations, as well as some UK shows too.”

cinderella will be on stage at the Tyne Theatre from Friday, December 7, to Sunday, December 30.

shows take place at various times, with weekend matinees. Visit www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk