‘The Crown’ stars Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter are to reunite for a very special, virtual version of ‘Cinderella’ as a host of famous faces from across the land will be gathering together for a fabulously festive treat as Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas comes to BBC Two.
Academy Award-winning acting royalty Colman (The Crown, Fleabag, The Favourite) will be making her panto debut as Fairy Godmother and will be joined by an all-star cast that includes Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Buttons, Tom Hollander (Rev, Us, The Night Manager) as Baron Hardup, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, The Crown, Harry Potter) as Lady Devilia, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, Emma) as Cinderella, Rege-Jean Page (Roots, Bridgerton) as Prince Charming, Jimmy Akingbola (Rev, In the Long Run) as Dandini and actual real-life sister and brother Daisy May and Charlie Cooper (This Country) as The Evil Step Sisters.
Written by the Dawson Brothers, based on an original script by Ben Crocker, the hour-long ‘Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas’ will be a retelling of the timeless panto classic, with a star-studded cast assembling online and giving everyone a very special version of the fairy-tale this Christmas.
In addition to all this, legendary artist Quentin Blake has created a host of original hand-drawn illustrations, helping bring the panto to life for everyone watching at home.
With surprises and cameos aplenty, including an incredibly famous person wearing an incredibly unconvincing horse costume, this brand new virtual adaptation promises to be the starriest show on TV this Christmas.
While the public watch, they will also have the opportunity to donate to Comic Relief projects, if they feel able to, that are working to help people living with hunger, struggling with their mental health or feeling lonely or unsafe this Christmas.