EastEnders and Goodness Gracious Me star Nina Wadia will be sprinkling fairy dust over the York Theatre Royal pantomime this Christmas.
It has been revealed that she will play Fairy Sugarsnap in York Theatre Royal’s family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.
Nadia joins the previously announced Robin Simpson, who returns as the Dame, and Scottish actor James Mackenzie as the the villainous Luke Backinanger – best known as the presenter of CBBC’s fantasy adventure game show Raven.
Award-winning actress Nina Wadia is best known for the sketch show Goodness Gracious Me and as Zainab Masood in BBC’s soap EastEnders, for which she won best comedy performance and best onscreen partnership at the British Soap Awards.
Recent television credits include Count Abdulla for ITVX, the Netflix series Sandman based on the Neil Gaiman novels as well as series two of The Hitmen and Stephen Marchant’s BBC One/Amazon Prime series The Outlaws.
Nina has many theatre credits to her name, including Bleak Expectations at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, the Tony award-winning The Vagina Monologues, Macbeth alongside Mark Rylance. Film credits include starring opposite Will Smith in Disney’s Aladdin, Bend It Like Beckham, and Four, which she also executive produced on Netflix.
Jack and the Beanstalk is at York Theatre Royal from 8 December to 7 January. Tickets are already on sale, and start from £15.
Tickets can be booked via the York Theatre Royal website or from the box office on 01904 623568.
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