First Image and Behind The Scenes With Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis in Costume for CINDERELLA

The first image of Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis in costume as the Ugly Sisters ahead of this year’s pantomime, CINDERELLA have been released by Manchester’s Opera House.

Connor McIntyre, who currently plays Pat Phelan in the ITV soap and is set to make a dramatic return next week, has said that his first stint in pantomime this Christmas will be ‘a welcome antidote’ to playing the villainous Pat Phelan for the last few years.

Les Dennis has also exclusively revealed that it was his suggestion for the double-act to appear as the Ugly Sisters after seeing last year’s Opera House panto, Dick Whittington, where Cinderella was being advertised: ‘I remember getting on the phone to Michael Harrison (Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division) and suggesting it. It’s Michael and Phelan – it’s Michael’s chance to get revenge!’

This year’s production of CINDERELLA will have the same level of laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning special effects and beautiful costumes that Manchester’s audiences have become accustomed to and is set to be one of the must-see family pantomimes this Christmas.

CINDERELLA plays at Manchester’s Opera House from 8th – 30th December 2018