Panto stars turn lights on in Grays

Thurrock Gazette: Cinderella stars join mayor Yash Gupta at the lights switch-on Cinderella stars join mayor Yash Gupta at the lights switch-on

THURROCK mayor Yash Gupta switched on the Christmas lights in Grays town centre last week – with help from Cinderella, Buttons and Fairy Flustered.

A crowd gathered to sing carols and be entertained by Grays Town Band, then joined in the countdown from ten to the big switch on.

Former Hollyoaks and EastEnders star Gemma Bissex, The Bill actor Chris Simmons and actress Eloise Smith, from the Thameside Theatre’s Cinderella panto spoke to the crowd and urged them to join them for a performance when the show opens on Friday, December 7.

Gemma, who is playing Fairy Flustered, said: “I get all my spells wrong and I spend the whole panto trying to get my wings back.

“It’s a really, really fun pantomime, we’ve only been rehearsign two days and we open next Friday.

“Please, please come and see us.”

Chris, who plays Buttons, joked: “I auditioned for the role of the prince, but they said I wasn’t handsome enough.”

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8:18am Thu 6 Dec 12

fletch12107 says...

Wow no expense spared on this occasion.
Wow no expense spared on this occasion. fletch12107

8:58am Thu 6 Dec 12

Thurrockbob says...

fletch12107 wrote:
Wow no expense spared on this occasion.
'NONE' whatsoever!
[quote][p][bold]fletch12107[/bold] wrote: Wow no expense spared on this occasion.[/p][/quote]'NONE' whatsoever! Thurrockbob

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