The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering are excited to announce that EastEnders and Dancing on Ice’s Matt Lapinskas will join the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas.
Matt first hit our screens back in 2011, in BBC’s EastEnders as Anthony Moon, son of Eddie (David Essex) and cousin to Alfie (Shane Ritchie), appearing in over 100 episodes of the well-loved soap. However, after better, and losing, the family business in a poker game with evil Derek Branning, Anthony fled the square in 2012 leaving his family to pick up the pieces!
Matt proved that there was a showman in him as he took to the ice in the 8th series of ITV’s Dancing on Ice. He danced, flew and skated all the way to the finals, scoring perfect 10s from all the judges for both routines. He went head-to-head with Olympic medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle to skate the Bolero, narrowing missing out on the win.
On stage, he has wowed audiences in the role of Pharoah in 2 UK tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Matt also performed as Messala in Ben Hur for Reading Rep.
Matt is no stranger to panto and, this year, we’re over the moon to have him as our Prince Simon – a handsome prince on the search for excitement and romance, who bumps into our heroine Snow White along the way.
But a fairytale ending is always in jeopardy when there’s a paranoid Wicked Queen on the scene! Will Snow White escape her jealous clutches? Can Dame Dolly get her man? Can Herbie the Huntsman work out if he is a goodie or a baddie?
MORE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME
Following rave reviews for last year’s production of Beauty and the Beast (4 stars, The Stage), this year’s Kettering panto promises to be even bigger and better than before with a show bursting with all the ingredients of a classic fairy tale pantomime; live music, colourful sets, beautiful costumes plus plenty of comedy, fun and laughter.
Snow White is at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering from Friday 8 December 2017 until Sunday 31 December 2017.
Tickets are available on 01536 414141 or online at www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk