Cardiff New Theatre’s current pantomime Cinderella has been described as “Very exciting” by Holly Bluett, who makes her professional debut in the title role.
“It’s a great story so when people come to see the pantomime its not just going to be great fun, a great laugh and great family atmosphere,” says Holly, “ you’re also going to get that really good storyline as well.”
Holly who hails from Barry in South Wales is enjoying filling the shoes of Cinderella. Holly says
“I auditioned through my agent, I kept saying I want to do panto so it went from there. I used to do a pantomime in Barry every year and that was great fun. I’ve been in Cinderella twice before but never played Cinderella so this is like promotion.”
Holly features alongside an all-star cast which includes Sam Kane, Linda Lusardi, Lee Mead, Gareth Thomas and comedians Mike Doyle and Andy Jones.
Cinderella will be Andy’s 32nd pantomime and he thinks it will be the chemistry of the cast that will contribute to the shows success. Andy (pictured above with Holly Bluett) says
“Everyone is friendly and are having a laugh and you can feel its going to transfer on to stage.
“The audience will be able to sense what is going on stage and how much we are all having a laugh its going to be special this year. It’s a great time for children because for many of them this is their first trip to the theatre they love the music, the sets, the costumes, the lighting and the slapstick. If you can get the children then they’ll keep coming back to the theatre, it’s that magic for them!”
Cinderella runs at Cardiff’s New Theatre until January 18, 2015.
This interview was added to the archive on August 23, 2019.