‘Allo ‘Allo! star and “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” survivor Vicki Michelle has been revealed as the wicked fairy in the production of Sleeping Beauty at the Lincoln Theatre Royal this Christmas.
The show runs from Monday, December 7 to Sunday, January 10, featuring Emmerdale actor Peter Amory as The King, and comedian and magician Martin Daniels as the Jester.
Vicki will also be joined by Lincoln panto regulars Paul Lavers, Lucy Lavelle, Aston Dobson and Emily Childs.
Producer and director Ian Dickens said: “I’m really looking forward to working on the panto. All the preparation, the sets and rehearsals now need to be done and it’s a very quick turnaround but exciting at the same time.
“We rely heavily on pantomime for income and we can’t wait to perform to over 25,000 people again this year.
“Pantomime is a great introduction to the theatre – there’s comedy, music and something for everyone so I would urge people to come and give it a try.”
Vicki added: “I love Lincoln, it’s one of my favourite places and I’ve done plenty of shows here but this will be the first time I’ve done a panto in the city so I’m really looking forward to it.
“I love playing evil characters – I do like being bad! The theatre has such a fantastic atmosphere and it’s great that the audience feels part of the show.
“I love the intimacy here and hopefully the children enjoy it and keep coming. I think it’s also good therapy for the mums and dads as well as they can shout, boo and cheer. They enjoy it as much as the kids, if not more.”
Tickets are available from the Lincoln Theatre Royal box office, by calling 01522 519999 or going online.