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Sandra Martin and Nisha Anil to star in Aladdin panto

Television favourites Sandra Martin (Channel 4’s Gogglebox) and Nisha Anil (CBeebies) will star in this year’s family pantomime, Aladdin, at Maidenhead’s Pearce Suite Theatre from Saturday 9th – Sunday 31st December alongside a cast of West End talent and juvenile ensemble of local young performers.

Sandra Martin, who will play the Spirit of the Ring, is much-loved by television audiences for her charismatic appearances on Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning reality series Gogglebox. Since joining Gogglebox in 2013, Sandra has built up a wide following on social media and is known for her big personality and contagious laugh.

Sandra said: “There’s nothing I love more than making people laugh so I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Aladdin, bringing a bit of the Sandra “QueenB” joy to Maidenhead. It’s going to be wicked. I’m so excited.”

CBeebies presenter and actress Nisha Anil will play Princess Jasmine. Nisha is the presenter of the popular CBeebies programme, Same Smile. Nisha’s other screen credits include Strictly Cinderella (CBBC)and Citizen Khan (BBC1). Having trained extensively in acting, puppetry and mime, Nisha’s numerous stage credits include The Grimmest of Grim Tales (Avva Laff Productions), Brown Paper Packages and Addressed to a Friend (both for Kazzum Theatre) and The Winter Giant and The Gift (both for Beautiful Creatures Theatre Company). Nisha sings live with The Herberts, and with Richmond and the Groovolution, and she enjoys performing as a storyteller.

Nisha said: “I’m really excited to be playing the role of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin – what little girl doesn’t dream of playing a Princess? Also, living locally makes it extra special for me and I’m really looking forward to entertaining the audiences of Maidenhead this Christmas.”

Aladdin promises to be packed full of side-splitting comedy, stunning special effects and lavish costumes.

See www.themaidenheadpanto.com for more details and to book.

Greg Jameson
Greg Jameson
Book editor, with an interest in cult TV.

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