Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor will be swapping the Paso Doble for pantomime this Christmas as he stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Venue Cymru, Llandudo. Appearing as The Man in the Mirror he will be bringing his own brand of fleeting fancy footwork to the stage and starring alongside Llandudno favourite John Evans as Muddles.
Having started dancing aged three, professional Latin and Ballroom dancer Robin is best-known for his appearances in the popular BBC series Strictly Come Dancing having appeared on the show since 2010. Robin quickly won legions of fans for his dance and personality and was paired with Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley, Sarah Cox and Deborah Meaden on television and subsequent live tours. He also won the Children in Need Strictly Special dancing with Susannah Reid.
Robin also spent seven years as cast member on the much-loved ballroom-based production Burn the Floor, on Broadway in 2010 – a show he went on to headline in the West End in 2013 alongside his professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. The pair will be touring the UK this summer in a production of Puttin’ on the Ritz in a celebration of the last 50 years of the golden age of Hollywood dance.
Robin Windsor said: “I’m delighted to be making my pantomime debut in Llandudno this Christmas, not only because I love Christmas, but so the Man in the Mirror can sprinkle a bit of Strictly magic for Snow White too.”
Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomimes division and executive producer of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs said, “We are delighted that Robin is headlining the cast of North Wales’ biggest pantomime. This action-packed and must-see pantomime will feature an abundance of comedy, sensational singing numbers and a few surprises along the way!”
Robin will be joined by John Evans (in his ninth consecutive appearance at the venue), as well as the finest dame in pantoland, Nigel Ellicott, last seen in Sleeping Beauty in 2013.
Richard Jones, marketing manager for Venue Cymru said: “We are all very excited that Robin will be headlining our panto this year. Tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are already selling incredibly well and this latest casting will certainly up demand. I would urge our patrons to book quickly in order to secure their favourite seats. We have a very family friendly performance schedule and price and are look forward to welcoming panto fans to Venue Cymru again this festive season.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises all of the ingredients of a classic fairytale – the fairest pantomime of them all!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at Venue Cymru Llandudno from Thursday 10 to Thursday 31 December 2015. Tickets can be booked by visiting venuecymru.co.uk or calling 01492 872000.