Coronation Street and Waterloo Road favourite O’Brien previously made her panto debut as Cinderella at the Opera House in 2007/08.
Also just announced and making his Manchester panto debut, is Andy Devine, best known as Shadrack Dingle in Emmerdale. Andy will play the part of the Queen’s Henchman. Joining Tina and Andy will be Tam Ryan as Muddles and Jonathan Shotton as The Queen’s Magician.
This year’s production sees Robinsons return as a sponsor after a very successful first year working with First Family Entertainment. The nation’s favourite family soft drink is supporting a national celebration of pantomime up and down the country and is delighted to be bringing the joy of a traditional pantomime to the stage.
Snow White (Tina O’Brien) is the enchanting story of the girl with skin as white as snow and lips that are ruby red, doomed by her beauty. Her evil stepmother, the Queen, plots her death, when her magic mirror declares that Snow White is “the fairest of them all”. Freed by the Henchman (Andy Devine) sent to cut out her heart, Snow White flees to the forest where she finds sanctuary with Seven Dwarfs. Will Snow White remain safe and undiscovered, and what of the ruby red apple she is offered by a ‘kindly old lady’ - will she take “just one bite”?
Further casting wil be announced soon.