24 February 2017
X Factor Finalist and West End performer Ray Quinn will headline this year's pantomime, Cinderella, at the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay. Ray will play the part of Prince Charming, the lovable prince who rescues Cinderella from her Ugly Sisters at Hardup Hall.
Ray joins the hugely popular local funny guy Steve Walls, who returns to the PLAYHOUSE for his eighth year in Panto, playing the part of Buttons.
Producer Gary Telfer said: “We can’t wait to produce Cinderella this year, it is without a doubt the most popular and traditional pantomime of them all. This year is going to be our biggest and best year ever and we are thrilled to have signed such a high-quality performer as Ray Quinn. Ray is extremely popular as well as being a fantastic performer; he has performed in many musicals up and down the country, including Grease in London’s West End.”
Blue Genie are keen to continue building the reputation that they have built in Whitley Bay, which has grown dramatically over the last 5 years. Last year, the pantomime attracted almost 5000 extra people than in 2015, with most of the shows selling out.
This year’s run has been extended by a full week; there will be 67 action-packed performances of Cinderella from 2nd December 2017 – 7th January 2018.