FORMER Atomic Kitten star and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here winner Kerry Katona will feature in a touring production of the panto Beauty and the Beast visiting Oldham College's Grange Theatre early next month.

Kerry will star as the Atomic Fairy alongside long-serving Heartbeat cast member Tricia Penrose as her sparring partner, the evil Enchantress, when the show visits town on Friday, April 5, starting at 7.30pm.

National Treasure Basil Brush will play sidekick to the Beast and X-Factor finalist turned CBBC’s Got What It Takes presenter Lauren Platt will play Belle.

Completing the cast are returning Easter Panto favourites Ryan Greaves as Wally and

Phylip Harries as the Dame Dolly, plus Karl Greenwood as the Beast and Michael Winsor as Claude. Juvenile Dancers will be provided by local dance schools. All accompanied by

our fantastic live musicians.

Producer Anton Benson said “A panto is for life and not just for Christmas. The regulars at

our home venues love our annual Christmas shows and given how much of a hit our

previous Easter panto tours have been, we are delighted to be back out on the road with

this hilarious Easter production.”

Inspiring women in the spotlight at Oldham Coliseum on International Women’s Day.

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