EMMERDALE actress Sapphire Elia is to star in the title role in this year’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella, at the Palace Theatre in Redditch.
Best known for her role as the feisty Mia Macey in ITV’s hit soap opera Emmerdale, Sapphire is a popular face on UK TV screens with roles in ITV’s musical series Britannia High (which also showcased her impressive vocal talents) and Sky One’s football drama Dream Team.
Her acting career began at an early age playing the role of Young Cosette in Les Miserable in London’s West End and has since seen her take on further stage roles including Cecily Cardew in Noel Coward’s The Importance of Being Earnest and numerous feature films including I am Vengeance and Undercover.
She’s already played many of Pantoland’s favourite principle girls including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Princess Jasmine, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Belle in Beauty and the Beast but this will be her first time stepping into the iconic glass slippers of Cinderella.
Pantomime producer Paul Holman said: “Sapphire is an outstanding talent; an exceptional actress with a beautiful singing voice.
“I know Redditch audiences will be rooting for our Cinders to make it to the ball and find her Prince Charming in this most magical of pantomimes.”
Cinderella follows last year’s record-breaking production of Aladdin at Redditch Palace Theatre and promises to be more spectacular than ever with all of the well-loved traditional elements of pantomime combined with dazzling scenery and costumes, breath-taking special effects and plenty of laughs along the way.
Cinderella runs at Redditch Palace Theatre from Monday, December 9, 2019 to Sunday January 5, 2020.
Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk or via the Box Office on 01527 65203.