18 Year Old Irish Busker Discovered On Dublin Streets Lands Leading Role

18 Year old Dublin busker Cuan Durkin has landed a leading role as Prince Charming in British/International Pantomime Cinderella Live after being discovered busking on Grafton Street in Dublin.

“We were simply amazed when we heard him singing and auditioned Cuan for the role of Prince Charming,” said Director Daniel Coll.  We immediately offered him the role and were utterly delighted when he said yes. Cuan is an exceptional talent with an amazing voice and is set for a great career”

Cuan joins the all-star cast that includes Harry Potter Star Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) who plays The Fairy Godfather and Coronation Street actor Samantha Hart- Simpson as Dandini.

Cinderella Live is the first live fully interactive pantomime premiering in the UK and available to view Worldwide on the web this Christmas.

Audiences globally will get to boo, laugh, cheer, clap, shout “Behind You” and even sing along with the cast in this ground-breaking fully interactive Pantomime.

Cuan, who lives in Dublin said, “I am still shocked and also delighted by the offer. It will be an amazing experience to be working on this clever production. We will give the audience the feeling that they are sitting in the theatre as the actors perform Cinderella Live!”

Director Daniel Coll said, “Panto audiences want to feel they are taking part and, in an effort to beat COVID we have created a way to do that from home”

In this live show the audience take control of many of the usual reactions a theatre audience would. By pressing buttons that trigger the sounds in the studio, they get to interact as if they were in the theatre itself.

“It we be amazing to see young children get totally engaged along with their families, feeling the sheer joy of pantomime from home”

Producer Lianne Collinson said, “Pantomimes are the best way to tell an interactive story we all love. We are so thrilled to bring you fantastic costumes, special effects, great music and singers, along with yet many more star names still to come”

Co-Producer and Director of Photography Ben McNeill said “The joy of this production is that we will be broadcasting live using the latest technology to offer high end TV production combined with a brilliant theatre experience. It will be a very special occasion and a new way of working in the future. This production will look and sound wonderful on phones, tablets, computer devices and be stunning when cast to a TV”

Along with star names, Cinderella Live will have competitions, so the fun will not stop.

“There is something for all the family!”  Said Director Daniel Coll.




Producers: Lianne Collinson & Ben McNeill
Production office: +44 113 320 5330