panto roles for pop stars

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Ritchie Neville and Natasha Hamilton are to star in Derby LIVE’s 2015-2016 pantomime production Aladdin.

The two pop stars are joining the cast of the all-star traditional family pantomime, Aladdin, at the new Derby Arena this Christmas.

Ritchie will take on the title role of hero Aladdin, as he goes on a quest for hidden treasure, whilst trying to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine while Natasha will star as Slave of the Ring, who has mystical powers and is concealed within a ring that Abanazer gives to Aladdin.

Paul Holman, producer of the pantomime, said “We are delighted to have been able to secure two of today’s top pop stars, from leading boy and girl bands: Ritchie, in the title role of Aladdin, and his

partner Natasha as Slave of the Ring. Their vocal and acting strengths will bring high energy and strong audience appeal to the star-studded pantomime production at Derby’s amazing new Arena.”

Ritchie Neville is best known for being a member one of 5ive. They stormed the charts continually, securing the coveted number one chart spot in the UK, Europe and Asia.

To the delight of 5ivers (their fans) all over the world, Ritchie and his band reformed in 2013 for ITV2’s The Big Reunion show. Following the series, 5ive embarked on their first world-tour in nearly a

decade, which sold out within hours of going on sale.

Natasha Hamilton is known for being one third of Atomic Kitten, the UK’s most internationally successful girl group of the last decade, selling over ten million records worldwide. She’s also a TV personality, West End actress, mother and businesswoman and is also a celebrity columnist for BabyCentre.

Audiences can see Ritchie and Natasha in Aladdin at Derby Arena, from Monday, December 7, until Sunday, January 3. Call 01332 255800 to book your tickets.