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Empire Theatre Announces 2013 Pantomime

Posted Monday 11 Feb 2013

THE Empire Theatre in Consett will welcome back Leah Bell and full supporting cast including performer Lorraine Crosby, for their 2013 pantomime SNOW WHITE, following the venue’s most successful pantomime to date last year – Cinderella.

SNOW WHITE, which will take to the stage at the Empire from 6th – 31st December 2013 will star Leah Bell as Nurse Nora and will feature Geordie singer / songwriter Lorraine Crosby in her debut pantomime performance as The Wicked Queen Evilista.

Better known as ‘Mrs Loud’, Lorraine was the powerful female vocalist that sang on Meat Loaf’s smash hit single and one of the biggest selling songs of all time - ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’.

Having been previously managed by writer and producer Jim Steinman, she has frequently toured with her own band throughout the UK and sold out concerts performing alongside the likes of Bonnie Tyler and local X Factor winner Joe McElderry at Newcastle City Hall.

Leah Bell said “We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Empire with Cinderella last year. The crowds were fantastic and we had such great support. It’s a wonderful theatre and I’m looking forward to be continuing to build on the success we’ve had so far, this time with the huge talent of Lorraine Crosby and with the fairytale story of Snow White for 2013.”

Cinderella, which ran at the Empire from 7th to 31st December 2012, proved to be the most successful to ever take to the stage.

Arts Service Manager Louise Strong said: “Our 2012 pantomime Cinderella was our most successful to date, and we received such great positive feedback from our customers about the quality of the production. We’re delighted to be inviting Leah Bell and company back this year for what we are sure will be yet another fantastic family pantomime.”

The pantomime will run from Friday 6th to Tuesday 31st December at various times. Tickets are available to book now through the website at www.leisureworks.net or by calling the Box Office on 01207 218 171.

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