The Deco Theatre will be unveiling another promising local stage talent during this year’s Christmas Panto, ‘Sleeping Beauty’.
Cydnee-Mae Sherman, 12, has been handed her first solo senior role in a Panto, having been a regular as one of the supporting dancers at the Northampton theatre since she was five years old.
Such is her potential she was one of two children chosen to share the role of ‘Tinkerbell’ in the Deco’s production of ‘Peter Pan’ three years ago – but now she has been given the role of ‘Fairy Nearly’ for herself, and will appear in all productions between December 11th and 24th.
“She is a natural, and we are delighted that Cydnee-Mae is going to be part of the senior cast in ‘Sleeping Beauty’,” said executive producer Kevin Roach. “We’ve monitored her progress over quite a few years now, and she is not only a very talented performer, but the stage loves her as much as she loves it.”
Cydnee-Mae lives with her family locally, and is delighted that she not only has her own role in the Panto, but she will be performing again with her older sister, Tayla-Jayde, 18, who herself has been a Deco Panto regular for the past 8 years as a member of the dancing team.
“I’m very excited to be returning to The Deco Theatre for another panto season,” said Cydnee-Mae. “It is such a privilege to be asked to play the role of ‘Fairy Nearly’ in this year’s production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and I can’t wait for it all to start.
“I’m so grateful, as always, to The Deco team for giving me this opportunity; and having Tayla-Jayde on stage with me as one of the dancers makes it even more special for me, her, and our family as this will be the last time we perform together before she goes off to College.
“It was Tayla-Jayde’s enthusiasm for performing that first got me started, and although my parents didn’t want me to feel as though I had to follow in her footsteps or be in her shadow I soon joined Starlight Stage School.
“The support I’ve received from Tayla-Jayde, my parents, Starlight Stage School and The Deco has been amazing, they have all been fantastic, and I can’t thank any of them enough.”
Tickets start from just £12.50. Book online: www.thedeco.co.uk/event/sleeping-beauty-christmas-2020/