Chatham panto star Cheryl Fergison helps out at the box office
by Jenni Horn
Tickets are selling so fast
for the Central Theatre panto that sometimes even the good fairy
lends a helping hand.
As the countdown to Christmas
begins, the box office has been busy taking calls from families
keen to buy tickets for the production of Cinderella.
One caller who rang to book
seats was astonished to hear the phone answered by none other than
Cheryl Fergison – known to millions of TV viewers as EastEnders’
loveable mum Heather Trott.
Cheryl, who plays the Fairy
Godmother in this year’s show, was passing through the theatre
foyer during costume fittings.
She said: "The phones were
going crazy so I thought I’d just help out.
"The customer was a bit
surprised it was me, but he bought a load of tickets."
Producer Paul Hendy, of
Evolution Pantomimes, added: "Cheryl’s such a lovely person and
game for anything, so we weren’t surprised to see her helping out
the box office staff. And we know she’s going to be just fabulous
as our Fairy Godmother."
Cinderella also stars Paul
Burling, a Medway favourite with his brilliant comedy impressions,
who got to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
Paul added: "So as Christmas
is now approaching fast we would urge everyone to book now to get
the best seats – and, of course, you never know who might pick up
Cheryl, who also appeared on
Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, will be getting in the
festive mood on Saturday, November 24, when she helps Santa open
the grotto at the Pentagon Shopping Centre
The opening follows a festive
parade along the High Street which starts at 11am.
Cinderella runs from
Thursday, December 13, to Sunday, January 6. Ticket prices start at
£15 for adults with discounts available for under 16s, seniors and
For more information,
call the box office on 01634 338338 or visit
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