Funny Girl understudy Natasha J Barnes is to play Cinderella in the upcoming pantomime at the London Palladium.
Barnes joins the previously announced Amanda Holden who plays the Fairy Godmother, Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.
Also joining the cast will be Wendy Somerville and Suzie Chard as the ugly step-sisters.
Barnes hit the headlines earlier this year when she stood in for Sheridan Smith following Smith’s stress related two-month break from Funny Girl.
Pantomime returns to the London Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years with a sumptuous and star studded production.
Cinderella will run from 9 December 2016 until 15 January 2017 at the London Palladium.