Bewitching EastEnder casts a spell over pantoland!


Cheryl Ferguson

Cheryl Fergison, one of the country’s best loved TV stars, will be casting a spell over audiences this December in the eagerly anticipated pantomime version of Beauty and the Beast, at The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.

With many awards and numerous nominations, including Best Newcomer, Best Comedy Partnership, Best Comedy Performance and Stand Out Performance, Cheryl’s portrayal of Heather Trott, the obsessed George Michael fan, lover of all things 80s and friend to all in EastEnders, was quickly taken into the nations’ hearts and remained on the square as a firm favourite with viewers and critics until her departure, which saw her tragically killed by a Mitchell, and was watched by over nine millions viewers.

Numerous celebrity appearances on popular programmes such as Lets Dance for Sport Relief, Strictly Come Dancing-It Takes Two, Come Dine with Me, Loose Women, Famous, Rich and Hungry, The Spa and of course, time spent in Celebrity Big Brother, to name just a few, have kept Cheryl constantly busy and in demand.

Cheryl entertained Saturday night ITV audiences in the fun-filled show Your Face Sounds Familiar, show-casing her vocal talents as each week she took to perform as different musical artists. Her Meat Loaf, Lulu, Adele, Anastasia and Madonna saw her finish as runner-up and raise £10,000 for her charity ChYps with her audience winning Dusty Springfield performance.

This summer, Cheryl will be back on our screens when she appears opposite the award-winning David Walliams and Catherine Tate in the popular BBC sitcom Big School.

Producer, Paul Holman, for Paul Holman Associates, explained why Cheryl’s appearance in this year’s pantomime is so exciting:

“Cast as the bumbling, forgetful Witch Guillotine, Cheryl has natural comedy timing along with genuine warmth and wit. She’ll be delivering a diva style performance, unleashing her inner witch over Redhill audiences and bewitching all with her fabulous vocals and creative character portrayal. She headlines a cast of Redhill favourites and I’m confident with Cheryl on-board, Beauty and the Beast is going to be a fantastic hit with audience of all ages.”

Beauty and the Beast opens on Friday 12 December until Sunday 4 January. Tickets are available from The Harlequin Box Office on 01737 276500 and online at