Samantha Mumba joins cast of The Spar Panto Cinderella at University Concert Hall

Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba joins cast of The Spar Panto Cinderella at UCH – The star studded cast of this year’s Spar Panto, Cinderella

Samantha Mumba joins cast of The Spar Panto Cinderella at University Concert Hall

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jordan Mac Cormaic

Samantha Mumba, who shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single and most recently seen on Celebrity Masterchef, joins the already star studded cast of this year’s SPAR Panto, Cinderella, at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

Samantha Mumba’s debut single Gotta Tell You went straight to the top of the Irish, UK and US charts in 2000. An international star, she went on to sell almost 5 million copies of hits during her successful singing career.

Samantha also worked with Steven Spielberg, Vinnie Jones, Roger Daltrey and Patrick Bergin during her time as an actress.

A recent viewer-favourite on Celebrity Masterchef, Samantha is now preparing to be “booed” off the stage as she takes on the role of Cinderella’s evil Stepmother in this year’s University Concert Hall panto!

Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba’s debut single Gotta Tell You went straight to the top of the Irish, UK and US charts in 2000. An international star, she went on to sell almost 5 million copies of hits during her successful singing career.

Speaking at the time of the announcement Samantha said, “I’m really looking forward to taking part in this year’s Panto, and am very excited to be playing Cinderella’s Stepmother– I’ve never played a baddie before so I’ll get to boss the Ugly Sisters around and have a lot of fun with this role! I’m also delighted to be reunited with Richie Hayes whom I starred with the last time I appeared in Panto in 2011!”

Joining Samantha for his SPAR Panto debut at University Concert Hall will be Dayl Cronin, Dancing With The Stars semi-finalist and former member of Irish boy band Hometown, who will star as Cinderella’s love interest, Prince Charming.

The Robert C Kelly and University Concert Hall Panto is now in its sixth year and has grown to become one of the most eagerly anticipated in the country, with a host of Irish showbiz names starring since 2012.

Magic, romance, a feisty heroine, a handsome prince, dubious sisters that could do with a beauty blogger boot camp, chart hits and hilarity will all combine in Cinderella to produce the most wondrous panto ever seen!

Also starring Richie Hayes as Cinderella’s BFF Buttons, Leanne Moore as the Fairy Godmother, comedian Tom O’Mahony as Dandini and Myles Breen and Richard Lynch as the hilarious (and hideous!) Ugly Sisters. Making her UCH Panto debut in a starring role will be Haley-Jo Murphy as Cinderella!

Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director said: “For the second year running SPAR is delighted to be the title sponsor of the University Concert Hall Panto. SPAR stores are at the heart of Irish communities and events such as the UCH panto breathe life into local communities. This year’s pantomime is sure to be highly entertaining, especially with the exciting addition to the cast of Samantha Mumba. We wish everyone involved the best of luck.”

To visit the official website for UCH’s Cinderella and book tickets click here

To read more stories about this year’s Spar Panto on I Love Limerick click here

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