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Harry Potter star joins a magical Panto.

Chris Rankin, best known as Percy Weasley of the Harry Potter franchise, is the first actor to be announced as he joins the cast of the first live fully interactive pantomime premiering from the UK this Christmas. 

International audiences will boo, laugh, cheer, clap, shout “Behind You!” and even sing along with the cast in this ground-breaking fully interactive pantomime.

Chris will play the Fairy Godfather in the brand new production. He said; “I am over the moon to be working on this innovative production that will give the audience the feeling that they are sitting in the theatre itself as the actors perform Cinderella Live!”

One of the creators and director of the show Daniel Coll said; “Panto audiences want to feel they are taking part and we have created a way to do that from home”

In this live show the audience will 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. 

Dan continues; “It is just amazing to see young children get totally engaged along with their families, as they experience 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 many more star names still to be announced”

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 will pave the way for a new way of working in the future. This production will look and sound wonderful on phones, tablets, computer devices and be truly stunning when watched on a TV.”

Along with star names, Cinderella Live will include competitions so the fun won’t stop. 

Director Daniel Coll concludes; “There is something for all the family!”


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