Former Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu to star in this year’s panto at Mansfield Palace Theatre

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MANSFIELD Palace Theatre has today revealed that this year’s pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Star of the show will be former Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu, who is set to play the Wicked Queen.

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9.30am - and panto lovers are being urged to get their tickets early.

Tupele will be familiar to TV audiences for her role as Corrie’s Kelly Crabtree, a role she played for six years.

Audiences will also remember her from the BBC series ‘Waterloo Road’, ITV’s ‘Loose Women’, ‘Mersey Beat’, ‘Casualty’ and the ever-popular ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

In addition, she has also starred as Velma Kelly in a national tour of the musical ‘Chicago’.

Appearing alongside Tupele will be the seven dwarves and the beautiful Snow White.

Cultural services manager Andrew Tucker said: “We are really excited to have such a popular and talented actress as Tupele join us this Christmas.

“The Palace panto seems to be increasingly popular with our audiences from near and far and we very much hope that this year’s show will smash all previous records.”

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs will run from 1st December until 6th January with morning, afternoon and evening performances. Tickets are priced £12.50, £11.50 for concessions and £44 for a family of four while block bookers can buy 10 and get 11th free.

The ‘Pay Now Save Now’ offer will allow people to save £1 on each ticket if booked and paid for before 1st September. The preview performance will take place on 1st December priced at £9,

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or by clicking here.