Queeen of Clean hopes to spread a little fairy dust this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 September 2010

Woodville Hall Panto

Woodville Hall Panto


The Queen of Clean, Kim Woodburn, is hoping to give a sparkling performance to this year’s pantomime at the Woodville Halls.

The Queen of Clean, Kim Woodburn, is hoping to give a sparkling performance to this year’s pantomime at the Woodville Halls.

The star of How Clean is your House? as well as last year’s runner-up in I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here will be making her second panto performance with Cinderella, but is delighted to be at the Gravesend panto.

Preparing to play the Fairy Godmother, she said: “I have really been looking forward to this and there is a lovely atmosphere up here so I am just raring to go. I’ve had a look at the dressing room which is spotless, and I’m looking forward to showing Cinderella how cleaning is really done.

“We going to have all these tots up on stage too with feather dusters which will be adorable.”

Ms Woodburn, who lives in nearby Crowborough, East Sussex, is joined by a cast which includes Radio Kent’s Paul James as Baron Hardup, Coronation Street’s Tom Hudson as Prince Charming’s foolish squire Dandini, Christopher PizPanzey from The Basil Brush Show as Buttons and Chelsie Padley as the beautiful Cinderella.

Miss Padley, 19, is a veteran of the pantomime despite her tender years and is looking forward to playing the role every little girl dreams of.

“It’s the ultimate isn’t it? I’ve been Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz the past three years but to be the fairytale princess is it, isn’t it? It’s not really a comic role so I think I’ll just play the bubbly blonde,” she said.

Mr Hudson is also a long term pantomime performer who is looking forward to playing Prince Charming’s bumbling assistance Dandini.

“Playing pantomime is so great because you get to move away from all the subtle character work of the rest of the year and have fun with it. It’s great because it reminds you it is all about having fun.”

The show will be put on by Spillers Pantomimes, who have produced the past 14 Christmas productions in Gravesend, and producer John Spillers has told auciences to expect a few shocks.

“Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella so there’ll be a few twists and turns in there to keep you hanging. We’ve a huge ballroom scene where we do a Michael Jackson tribute which should be pretty spectacular,” he said.

The show begins on December 15 and runs to January 3.

Tickets can be booked by calling 01474 337 774.

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