TV's Merlin to make Barnstaple panto debut

DEATH defying television escapologist, Merlin Cadogan, will be making his pantomime debut at Barnstaple s Queen s Theatre this Christmas, North Devon Theatres announced today (Monday). The Britain s Got Talent semi-finalist will be joining the cast of Cin

DEATH defying television escapologist, Merlin Cadogan, will be making his pantomime debut at Barnstaple's Queen's Theatre this Christmas, North Devon Theatres announced today (Monday).

The Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist will be joining the cast of Cinderella which opens at on Thursday, December 10 and runs until Sunday, January 3.

North Devon Theatres' chief executive, Alan Giddings, said: "We're delighted that Merlin is going to join us this Christmas. He's already talking about which illusions he can bring to the show and is looking forward to entertaining the audience 'close-up' in the foyer before the performance too so it's a great chance for kids to meet Merlin."

This year's pantomime cast also stars Mark Reeves as Buttons (Panto Jack from last year); Jacquelyn Kent as Cinderella; Vivienne McMaster as the Fairy Godmother (and choreographer); and Ugly Sisters, Anthony Stuart-Hicks and David Phipps-Davis.


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Tickets are on sale now for Cinderella with last year's prices being held until October 31.

Every two tickets bought entitles the bearer to a special two for one entry to The Milky Way, where Merlin can be seen performing most days.

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For more information or to book tickets, telephone the box office on 01271 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk

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