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Tracy Beaker actress and Strictly Come Dancing contestant to star in panto at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells


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From the Dumping Ground to royalty, the star of CBBC’s Tracy Beaker will play the part of Cinderella in a Kent panto.

Dani Harmer is known by kids for playing the role of the youngster who lives in a care home, in The Story of Tracy Beaker and in Tracy Beaker Returns, she made a comeback as a care worker, which received the highest ratings ever for the CBBC channel in its time.

The character was created by best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.

Dani Harmer, will perform at the Assembly Hall Theatre, in Tunbridge Wells
Dani Harmer, will perform at the Assembly Hall Theatre, in Tunbridge Wells

Dani then had her own hit show, Dani’s House, and in 2012 she reached the final of the BBC1 series of Strictly Come Dancing, with her dance partner Vincent Simone.

The 26-year-old started her acting career at the young age of six, performing in the West End musical Tommy and the national tour of Annie.

Other characters in the panto include the Fairy Godmother, who will be played by Louise Jameson, known for her role as Rosa di Marco in EastEnders and she also played parts in Doctor Who, Tenko and Bergerac.

Louise Jameson will play the Fairy Godmother
Louise Jameson will play the Fairy Godmother

TV presenter Jamie Rickers will perform as Cinderella’s best friend, Buttons.

“We are thrilled that one of the biggest stars of children’s TV will be spending Christmas in Tunbridge Wells,” says Brian McAteer, theatre director of the Assembly Hall Theatre.

“Cinderella is a great story and once again, the Assembly Hall Theatre will be presenting a pantomime for the whole family packed with laughs, songs and music.”

Cinderella is at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, from Friday, December 11, to Sunday, January 3, 2016.

For tickets, call 01892 530613 or visit www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk.

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