Some of the hospitality’s most high-profile characters are finalising rehearsals for their biggest performance to date – an appearance in Springderella, a production from industry charity Springboard.
Jonathan Raggett of Red Carnation Hotels, Andrew McKenzie of the Vineyard, near Newbury, Berkshire, and Chris Penn, previously of the Ace Hotel, London, will be among the cast of what is believed to be the industry’s first pantomime.
A new batch of tickets at £25 per head have just been announced for two performances at Kings Place, King’s Cross, London, on 19 and 20 January.
Anne Pierce, chief executive of Springboard and the panto narrator, said: “Springboard loves a challenge and so do our friends and supporters, given the energy and passion our cast have shown in rehearsals. Springderella promises to be a hugely entertaining show, and you really don’t want to miss out on this cast of industry starlets taking to the boards (and drag!) with such ease.”
Tickets start from £17.50 and there will be an after-party on each night with food and drink, a DJ and a photo booth with pantomime props. Tickets can be bought via the Kings Place website.
The Springboard Charity raises money to help young people achieve their potential, nurture unemployed adults into work and alleviate poverty by supporting people into jobs within hospitality, leisure and tourism.
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