It’s panto time again!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs coming to Buxton Opera House 2011/12
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs coming to Buxton Opera House 2011/12

A DIAMOND-STUDDED cast has been unveiled for this year’s traditional Buxton Opera House pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Audiences can expect a dazzling mix of comedy, drama, great songs and stunning dance routines, providing a sparkling seasonal treat to remember.

Olivia Sloyan, fresh from the popular West End musical Blood Brothers, will perform the central role of Snow White in the production, which runs at the Water Street venue from December 10, 2011, until January 1, 2012.

Ben Faulks, Mr Bloom from CBeebies’ Mr Bloom’s Nursery, will play the role of Muddles, while Kate Anthony, known as aunty Pam Hobsworth from Coronation Street, will portray the part of the wicked Queen Belladonna.

Originally from Cornwall, Faulks first developed the character of Mr Bloom at home to encourage his kids to like vegetables. It worked so well he set about devising a Mr Bloom theatre show - complete with a pram full of ‘googly eyed’ vegetable characters - which children could pick up and hug.

After appearing at festivals, Faulks took the idea to the BBC who swiftly commissioned Mr Bloom’s Nursery. Since the programme started in February, it has encouraged an army of kids to happily dine on greenery.

Talented actress Anthony has enjoyed parts in several well-known dramas including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Totally Frank and My Parents are Aliens. She is most well known for her role as the likeable Pam Hobsworth in Coronation Street, which after a short break of filming she will resume in the autumn.

Tickets for Channel Theatre Company’s presentation of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs are on sale now, priced from £15 to £19 and with discounts available.

To make a booking, or for further information, contact the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or visit