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Meet the cast of Cinderella: Billy Roberts

The background is of a digital drawing of a night sky with silhouetted characters running from a castle towards a pumpkin. In the middle is Billy's head-shot.

Next up we have Billy Roberts who plays our Prince Charming's trusty servant, Deldini. Billy tells us all about his wholesome Christmas tradition and memories of watching pantomimes as a kid!

Have you ever been in a pantomime before? What is your favourite thing about performing in one?

I have been in pantomimes before; my first was as a dancer at the Ipswich Regent Theatre doing Jack and the Beanstalk. The last one I did was playing Aladdin back in 2013 in Wimborne. My favourite thing about panto is the family feel you have within the company. It's normally a very busy schedule so all spend a lot of time together at the theatre and I always enjoy the fun and laughter between cast members. It's also great to see families out enjoying a good old panto.

Do you have any memories of being taken to see pantomime as a child?

I do have memories of going to panto as a kid, mostly we used to visit the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch as it's a very local panto to me and my family.

If you were planning a royal ball who would be on your dream guest list?

If I was planning a royal ball I would have the biggest guest list. But if I had to choose 5 dream guests they would be: Ricky Gervais, Graham Norton, Robin Williams, Vicky McClure and Miriam Margoyles. (I think it would be a night of laughter for sure!)

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

The only tradition I have for Christmas is on Christmas Eve, me and my school friends who have all been mates since the age of 3, we always meet up for a pint in our local.

What is your favourite Christmas song?

My favourite Christmas song is either I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day or Last Christmas (George Michael is one of my idols and the reason I wanted to sing).

Cinderella runs from Friday 26 November 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022. Find out more and book your tickets here.