Stars of The Deco Panto Return for Cinderella in 2018

Two popular stars of the Deco Theatre’s recent ‘Peter Pan’ production have already signed up to return for this year’s Christmas Panto, ‘Cinderella’.

Colin Ridgewell, who played Captain Hook in last month’s show, and Chris Wills, who was Peter Pan, proved such a big hit with audiences they were immediately invited back. And they have gladly pledged themselves to the family run Northampton town centre theatre yet again.

Indeed, it will be Colin’s fourth Deco Panto, and Chris’s third. Both said they had no hesitation in committing themselves once again.

Colin Ridgewell as Hook in the 2017 Panto

“I absolutely love working at The Deco,” said Colin, who first made his name as one of the young stars of the BBC children’s series ‘Grange Hill’ in the 1990s. “The audiences are always fantastic, the productions are all of the highest standard, and the team behind the scenes are awesome.

“I had such great fun, once again, in Peter Pan, I was proud to be part of such a great Panto, and the feedback we had from so many people gave us all such a buzz, and was so much appreciated by us all.”

Chris Wills

Chris, a popular children’s entertainer on stage and TV, said The Deco is one of his favourite theatres, and loves the atmosphere it generates. He said: “It’s a lovely, homely theatre, and the audiences generate such a wonderful atmosphere at Panto time it really is a privilege to be up there on stage performing.

“Like Colin, I had absolutely no hesitation in committing myself once again, and being part of what I know will be another awesome Panto,” said Chris. “When you work at The Deco you become part of a wonderful family, on stage and off it, and the professionalism is of the highest quality.”

Tickets for ‘Cinderella’ are already selling well, say theatre management. Any tickets bought before March 31 cost just £10, for any available seat in the house.

“We had a wonderful run of ‘Peter Pan’, with many of the shows sold out, which was fantastic,” said Deco Theatre House Manager, Jill Roach. “Colin and Chris were both fantastic, as were all the cast, and are such a pleasure to work with, and we’re delighted two of our most popular ‘regulars’ have already been booked.”

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