Craig Revel Horwood Steps out and Casts a 'Strictly' Magical Spell on North Wales!

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BBC's Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood, made a magical appearance in at Venue Cymru Llandudno today where he will be spending Christmas to star in his first-ever pantomime.

I am really excited to appear in my very first Pantomime in the lovely town of Llandudno. It's a wonderfully talented cast and the show will be a spectacular and magical Christmas treat, my Wicked Queen costumes alone are worth the price of a ticket

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BBC's Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood, made a magical appearance in at Venue Cymru Llandudno today where he will be spending Christmas to star in his first-ever pantomime.

Craig with his reputation of being the harshest of the judges on the primetime television programme wowed an invited audience in full costume and plays one of the ultimate pantomime villains, the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Local girl Gemma James who plays Snow White and Ian Dring who plays Chambers also made an appearance at the theatre launch today. The star-studded panto also stars comedian John Evans as Muddles and UK Eurovision finalist Mark Evans as The Prince.

Craig Revel Horwood said "I am really excited to appear in my very first Pantomime in the lovely town of Llandudno. It's a wonderfully talented cast and the show will be a spectacular and magical Christmas treat, my Wicked Queen costumes alone are worth the price of a ticket".

Craig is known to millions for his appearance on six series of Strictly Come Dancing, the prime-time TV series returned to our TV screens on Friday 18th September, Craig has also appeared on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Strictly Ice Dancing, as well as countless other programmes including Celebrity Masterchef, Ready Steady Cook, Blue Peter and Hider in the House.

In the West End, Craig has appeared in productions of Cats, Miss Saigon and Crazy For You and choreographed numerous productions including Spend Spend Spend and My One and Only in the West End, and recent regional productions of Hot Mikado and Martin Guerre. In the latter part of 2008 he premiered a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Pantomimes, the world's largest pantomime producer, said: "We are thrilled that Craig is able to appear in the Venue Cymru pantomime alongside his television commitments. Swapping his evening suit for an array of outrageous costumes as the Wicked Queen, Craig is the perfect pantomime baddie who will no doubt attract his fair share of boos and hisses from the audience in true panto style!"

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at Llandudno's Venue Cymru from Monday 14 December 2009 to Sunday 3 January 2010. Tickets can be booked on 01492 872000 or online at http://www.venuecymru.co.uk.

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