The Only Way Is Essex stars Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge will swap Brentwood for St Helens when they headline at the Theatre Royals all-star Christmas pantomine, Aladdin.
The show will run at the Corporation Street theatre from Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, January 8.
Amy will star as the Slave of the Ring in the magical family pantomime while Harry Derbridge will play the hilarious PC Noodle.
She shot to fame in 2010 with ITV2’s British BAFTA award-winning reality show The Only Way Is Essex or TOWIE as it is now known.
A trained beautician, she ran her own beauty salon in Brentwood as well as launching her own fashion line Amy Childs Collection.
She went on to present weekly fashion slots on ITV1’s This Morning as well as appearing on Channel 5’s Big Brother and having her own reality show It’s All About Amy.
Amy said: “OMG I can’t wait to come to St Helens and be in panto. I have just seen my costume and it is so amazing! I love a new challenge so bring it on!”
Meanwhile, catchphrase king Harry Derbidge rose to fame in TOWIE, joining his popular cousin Amy Childs on the show.
The young, spritely blonde instantly melted the nation’s hearts with his kind and affectionate personality and he is sure to win many hearts in St Helens with his hilarious antics – no doubt he will be swapping the famous Aladdin line “Open Sesame” for the TOWIE catchphrase “shut up” doing the panto!
Harry said: “I am so excited to be involved with the panto at St Helens Theatre as ‘PC Noodle’! It is going to be amazing! I’ve told all my mates back at the Sugarhut and they’re all well jel!”
Amy and Harry will be joined on stage by David Heath who will play street rat Aladdin, Olivia Sloyan as the beautiful Princess Jasmine, Warren Donnolly as the evil Abanazer and Josh Bennett as the Genie of the Lamp, as well as St Helens Theatre Royal panto favourites Ben Engelen as Wishie Washie and Simon Foster as Widow Twankey.
St Helens Theatre Royal invites you on a magical carpet ride this Christmas time when the amazing panto Aladdin swoops into the theatre to take audiences on another sparkling adventure.
So make sure that you’ve booked your place in the cave of wonders, and get ready to shout “Open Sesame” during a fun-filled evening of enchantment, hilarious comedy, wonderful songs and a story which would make even the evil Abanazar’s heart melt.
The theatre also gives people the chance to enjoy pantomime in a supportive and less formal atmosphere specially designed for audiences with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.
Chantelle Nolan, theatre manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge to St Helens Theatre Royal. Amy will bring a real touch of glamour to the show while Harry is hilarious as PC Noddle, I’m sure our audiences will love them!”