First casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith's Christmas production of Cinderella by Tom Wells.
The pantomime will open on 28th November 2015 (previews from 21st November) and run until 3rd January 2016. Samuel Buttery (Taboo/The Voice) will lead the cast as Buttons.
Cinderella will also star Sara Crowe (Fallen Angels/Hay Fever) as Madama Woo, Krystal Dockery (professional stage debut) as Cinderella and Karl Queensborough (A Wolf in Snakeskin Shows) as Prince Charming. Further casting is to be announced.
Ellen McDougall directs with set by Oliver Townsend, costume by Katie Lias, lighting by Tim Deiling, compositions and arrangements by Corin Buckeridge, sound by Nick Manning, choreography by Lainie Baird, musical direction by Benjamin Holder and casting by Will Burton CDG.
Meanwhile, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas will be staged in the Lyric Studio between 20th November and 24th December 2015. The family show returns for its fourth year with direction from Emma Earle.