Published: 13:00, 20 March 2015
EastEnders star Rita Simons has today been unveiled in one of the lead roles at this year's pantomime at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre.
Simons, best known as Roxie Mitchell in the BBC soap, will play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, producers have announced.
Joining her will be Phil Gallagher, Mister Maker from CBeebies, who will return for his third panto.
Also returning are Ben Roddy, who will play Nurse Nellie and Lloyd Hollett, playing Herman The Henchman).
Pantomime producer Paul Hendy said Rita is a strong addition to the established team.
“People will instantly recognise her as Roxie but what they won’t realise is that she has a strong song and dance background and is extremely talented," he said.
"She’s also great fun and even though she is playing the Wicked Queen, this will definitely come across.
“It’s early days, but I can promise the biggest and best pantomime ever!”
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is at The Marlowe Theatre from Friday 27 November to Sunday 10 January 2016.
For times and ticket prices call the Box Office on 01227 787787 or go to marlowetheatre.com.