The Christmas period will be busy for the winner of 2015 Celebrity Big Brother and former glamour model Katie Price, as she joins the cast of this year’s enactment of Sleeping Beauty at the New Victoria Theatre. The role of the Wicked Fairy that she shares with Anita Dobson will be her debut in pantomime, for which she plans to shine!
A proud mother of five, Katie admitted that the excitement about the new role is not lacking around the household, as her children Harvey, Junior, Princess, Jett, and Bunny are all rather positive about it. In her own words: ‘I’m not sure who’s more excited about my role in panto, me or the kids!’ She ventured on to add: ‘They’re (her kids) going to enjoy it so much seeing me up on stage, although they might find it strange that I’m being so evil’.
Joining on stage with Katie and sharing the role with her, Anita Dobson, the star of one of the Nation’s most beloved shows EastEnders, also expressed her unswerving enthusiasm at playing the role she enacted ‘many times before’. Having immeasurably more acting experience than Katie, Anita reached the acting heights in 2012 when she made her Royal Shakespeare Company debut by playing Mistress Quickly in a production of Merry Wives of Windsor. Speaking about her new role, Anita also added that she’s restless to get into the Wicked Fairy costume once again and to ‘have all of those children booing and hissing in no time!’
The New Victoria Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty will be on from 11th December 2015 to 10th January the following year.