Manchester Opera House has announced some of the stars in the line-up for Manchester’s family pantomime this December, with Coronation Street bad boys Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis swapping the cobbles for their clutch bags as the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella.
Connor McIntyre, who currently plays Pat Phelan in the ITV soap and is set to make a dramatic return next week, has said that his first stint in pantomime this Christmas will be ‘a welcome antidote’ to playing the villainous Pat Phelan for the last few years.
Les Dennis has also exclusively revealed that it was his suggestion for the double-act to appear as the Ugly Sisters after seeing last year’s Opera House panto, Dick Whittington, where Cinderella was being advertised:“I remember getting on the phone to Michael Harrison (Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division) and suggesting it. It’s Michael and Phelan, it’s Michael’s chance to get revenge!”
See Cinderella at the Opera House from 8th to 30th December 2018