This month marks 6 months until Christmas, which means PANTO!
At the end of last week, Tyne Theatre & Enchanted Entertainment announced the full cast for Cinderella this panto season.
Joining Lewis (Dandini) & Charlie Richmond (Buttons) this Christmas will be:
The Nolan’s Star Maureen Nolan as the Fairy Godmother
Collabro’s Jamie Lambert as Prince Charming
X Factor’s Lola Saunders as Cinderella
and, BBC Tracy Beaker and The Dumping Ground’s Connor Byrne as Baron Hardup.
This will once again be a fantastic season, running 7th – 30th December, with tickets on sale now for the most magical pantomime of them all!
I’m in Nottingham breaking up my journey on my way to Norfolk to spend the day rehearsing with the lads before my first gig with Troubadour.
Saturday (23rd June) kicks off the crazy summer schedule with the boys where I’m going to be visiting places around the country I’ve never been to. The first gig is in Suffolk close to Ipswich. I do hope one day of rehearsals is all I’ll need, as that’s all I’ve got!
I’m going to be spending most of the time between now and October travelling, visiting Haven, Warner Leisure sites and some cruise liners including P&O & Cunard.
Wish me luck, and maybe see you on the road. Stay up to date, with what’s happening on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook!
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I’m very excited to be heading out on the road this summer with the male vocalist group ‘Troubadour’, performing everything from Jersey Boys, to Beach Boys & some party songs too.
I’m going all around the country performing at the Haven sites, Warner Leisure Hotels (Warner was where I had my professional job away from home on the show team), a couple of holiday parks & ships too!
From July – October, I’ll be spending most of the time on the road, but I’m very excited to be heading away!
See all the performance dates here
I’m excited to be starring as PT Barnum this year in Newcastle.
I trained in musical theatre for three years prior to graduating and the school also runs a weekend school for children and teenagers. Each year they perform their annual summer showcase, and this year, I’m honoured to have been asked to be their guest star as The Greatest Showman himself.
Two performances each day take place on 1st, 7th & 8th July at The People’s Theatre in Newcastle, with tickets on sale now. Act 1 consists of Thriller, and act 2 is The Greatest Showman/Barnum.
Tickets can be bought by calling 0191 224 5604
Here’s the answer to the question that everyone is asking ‘when are you going away’.
In early January I had a minor operation to remove a lump from my lower back (it wasn’t anything serious) leaving me with the world’s longest recovery having to have hospital & surgery visits daily for the foreseeable future. The operation seemed to be success, but the top and the bottom of the wound simply haven’t healed and 1 in 5 wounds break down, with me being the one! This left me with no other option to withdraw from the cruise contract where my fellow team members are in rehearsals as we speak and it’s upsetting me everyday as I know I should be there. I didn’t tell anyone about the operation or what I’ve been going through as I was 90% promised I would get away and continue my summer as planned, and when the consultant said that I should get ‘local’ work for the summer, it broke my heart as doing the job I love, just isn’t that doable living here in Northumberland, there’s absolutely nothing here. When I’m usually away, I get approached for work and I have to say no as I’m cruising or abroad, but this year, I’m able to do those, bringing in a tiny bit of dollar, but I can’t claim for anything, but I’m capable of working little bits and bobs, yet other people get everything. I fully understand that health comes first, but when this recovery is taking up my life, it’s beginning to get very frustrating. I can’t go anywhere too far away from home, as I have appointments and different times everyday and they can’t even give me a sneaky day of not visiting them. I hope to be back on my feet and travelling soon, family and friends have been great trying to take my mind of it, but it’s really difficult being back at home and letting the NHS take over my busy life.
What a time it’s been, but I’m a strong believer in things happen for a reason. So let’s see what this year brings, I’m excited for the work I’ve got in, and panto will be here before we know it. X
We’re thrilled to announce that Lewis is the latest act to join the Northumberland Pride line up this year, which takes place at Alnwick Rugby Club on Saturday 2nd June from 1pm. The event is free to attend and should be a brilliant day.
Other acts include:
- X Factor Finalist – Niki Evans
- Meatloaf’s Anything for Love Vocalist – Lorraine Crosby
- Sound Of The Sirens
- Jess Kemp
- Matt Dunbar
- Northern Proud Voices
- Alix Alixandra
- Nova Halo
- CBS Theatre Group
- & Hosted by Lee Brannigan
A popular question I always gets asked is ‘Do you have a CD?’. Well, I’m busy recording one as we speak! It’s something I’ve never done, so I’m quite excited!
‘I’m Still Standing’ has a number of tracks on and will be released soon and of course, contain the Elton John classic!! You will be able to download all the well known songs on the music page soon! Watch this space, and listen to the tiny tiny preview!!