Stars help launch panto at Northampton’s Deco Theatre

The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Deco.
The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Deco.

The stars were out in force at The Deco Theatre in Northampton today to mark the official launch of this year’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The cast of the theatre’s festive show includes X Factor finalist Lucie Jones as Snow White and Emmerdale heartthrob Kurtis Stacey as the Prince as well as Kim Taylforth (ITV’s Bad Girls) as the Wicked Queen and Ross Mullan (from the CBeebies show Numberjacks) as the henchman.

The actors and actresses got into the spirit of the panto by donning their costumes and posing for photos to promote this year’s show.

Liverpool-born soap star Kurtis, who plays the flirtatious farm-hand turned mechanic Alex Moss in Emmerdale, said: “This is my first time in Northampton and my first panto and I’m very excited and not sure what to expect. I think panto is just really good for children and adults, it is good fun and no one is going to come away from it with anything negative.”

Director Guy Pascall said: “It’s going to be great fun for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the country’s best loved pantomime, especially since Disney sprinkled their magic touch on the story. After the huge success of The Wizard of Oz this Easter which starred Tracy Beaker’s Dani Harmer, we can’t wait to get started with our Christmas production at The Deco Theatre”.

Enchanted Entertainment will be bringing 17 performances of Snow White to The Deco in Abington Square from December 15 to 27. Tickets, priced from £8, are on sale now. For more information call 01604 622749 or book online at: www.decotickets.co.uk

For the full interview with Kurtis, read the Chron’s star interview page and online with audio later this month.