Scarlett Moffatt will be performing in panto this year with tickets available now.
Scarlett Moffat who will be performing in the role of the Fairy Godmother.
Joining Moffat on the cast will be Queen of North East comedy Miss Rory (aka Dan Cunningham) as the feisty Rorina Hardup with Duncan Burt as her equally ugly sister Ruby!
Completing the star cast are Nick Jnr’s Gemma Naylor (Go! Go! Go!) as Cinderella, ITV’s Superstar finalist Jon Moses as the Prince and the hilarious Tom Whalley as Buttons.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo newspaper about the production, Scarlett said: “I’m so excited because the Empire is like my second home. If you've ever been to the theatre you’ve probably seen me kicking about. I’ve seen everything here, from panto to the ballet.
“Normally pantos are all about agents and I've been asked to do panto before, but to me panto is all about spending time with family. We always joke we’re like the County Durham Von Trapps because we do everything together.
"I knew I wanted to be home this year, but still wanted to do something fun. So I rang the Empire and said if they didn’t already have someone, and if they had a spot, could I be in the panto and here I am.”
Cinderella tells the story of a young orphaned girl who is put to work by her evil step mother and bullied by her two step-sisters, until a chance encounter with her Fairy Godmother changes everything.
Cinderella plays at Sunderland Empire Theatre between Saturday 14 December 2019 and Sunday 5 January 2020.
You can purchase tickets online from £10.25 at the theatre box office