Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay and Magician Stefan Pejic Join Wolverhampton's Biggest Pantomime ALADDIN
The line-up for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's biggest ever pantomime ALADDIN, just got bigger with the announcement of Britain's Got Talent's sensational soprano Lucy Kay, who will play the role of Princess Jasmine, and master of magic, illusionist Stefan Pejic playing the evil sorcerer, Abanazar.
Lucy and Stefan join the previously announced Joe McElderry as Aladdin, Lisa Riley as Slave of the Ring, Ben Faulks (CBeebies' Mr Bloom) as the Chief of the Peking Police, Doreen Tipton as the Lazy Empress of China and Ian Adams as Widow Twankey.
Lucy Kay recently starred as The Narrator alongside Joe McElderry in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which wowed audiences at the Grand Theatre last May. The classical singer who rose to fame on the 2014 series of Britain's Got Talent has been tipped as the 'next Katherine Jenkins'. Immediately after competing on the talent show, Lucy joined Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro on tour, signed a multi-album deal with Sony Classical and her debut album, Fantasia, shot straight to the top of the Classical Album Charts.
Stefan Pejic is known for his comedy and magic shows, performing in some of the UK and Europe's biggest theatres, including promotional magic for brands such as Harrods, Coca Cola, Sony and Disney.
Stefan started his career in children's' TV and commercials such as Jungle Run, Mad For It and Nickelodeon, which later expanded into film and television such as Dance Me Outside, Sherlock and playing opposite Dougray Scott and Claire Goose in Zombie Thriller The Rezort. Also known for roles in Doctors (BBC 1), Compassionate (S4C) and playing Spiky in the HTV soap Nuts & Bolts, Stefan is also an established writer, currently working on a comedy series, plays, a film and a musical.
Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive of the Grand Theatre said; "The addition of Lucy and Stefan to the pantomime ensures that this year's production offers the very best of variety from an incredibly talented and popular cast. Aladdin will be the Midlands' must-see pantomime that promises traditional pantomime storytelling alongside dazzling special effects, stunning costumes, brilliant vocals and of course - plenty of laughs!"
ALADDIN, which is staged by Qdos Entertainment, the biggest pantomime producer in the world, opens at the Grand Theatre on Saturday 10 Dec 2016 and runs until Sunday 22 January 2017. Tickets are already on sale and can be booked in person, by phone on 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.