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*Panto Announcement* - Matt Daines returns to Yeovil as one of Cinderella's Ugly Sisters

*Panto Announcement* - Matt Daines returns to Yeovil as one of Cinderella's Ugly Sisters
posted 14 Jul 2023

Matt Daines is returning to Yeovil this Christmas for Cinderella!

Matt Daines is annouced as one of Cinderella's Ugly Sisters


Matt trained at Mountview Theatre School.

Having had a varied career as an actor and freelance director, Matt has also owned his own prestigious Performing Arts College and was Principal for many years.

Matt is no stranger to pantomime, having played numerous seasons in various roles and as assistant director at City Varieties, Leeds. He joined Evolution firstly in Cinderella (Central Theatre, as Ugly Sister and directing the show), reprising the role the following year (Alban Arena). He then returned to the Alban Arena, to direct Jack and the Beanstalk. The following season saw Matt direct and play Ugly Sister (Fairfield Halls) then Ugly again (Theatre Severn) and the next year he performed Ugly Sister and directed the show once again (Octagon Theatre). Matt then played Demon Vanity and co-directed Mother Goose (Theatre Severn). He was then back playing Ugly Sister (Lyceum Theatre). Matt returned to the Octagon Theatre, reprising the role of Demon Vanity in Mother Goose, and also directed the show. Then he was back to playing ‘Ugly’ in Dunstable (Grove Theatre).

Matt was very proud to be nominated for 3 years as Best Ugly Sister, at The Great British Panto Awards.

This year he is thrilled to be ‘Ugly' again for the lovely people of Yeovil!

Once again, this fabulous, festive production will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by Evolution Productions, the same award winning team behind the smash hit, Dick Whittington!

Come and see all your favourite faces at Westlands Entertainment Venue this year whilst The Octagon Theatre is closed for redevelopment. We've bought the same pantomime team over to Westlands!

The Octagon Theatre and Evolution Productions scooped the prize of Best Contribution to Music (Emma Fraser) at the UK Pantomime Awards 2023 and were also nominated for three other awards for the production of Dick Whittington, including Best Pantomime (500 - 900 seats), Best Choreography (Josie Lee) and Best Lighting Design (Kathryn Monkton) - so you know you're in safe and very good hands when coming to see Cinderella!


With hilarious comedy, beautiful sets and costumes, and fantastic music, Cinderella promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! It's never to early to book... so don't be late for the ball and get your tickets today!

"A triumph of invention... achingly funny... terrific, triumphant show!" - The Fine Times Recorder

"Fast-paced, funny and engaging!" - Greatest Hits Radio

(Reviews from Dick Whittington 2022/23)

Book your tickets for Cinderella for a fun festive family treat.

Cinderella runs from Friday 8 - Sunday 31 December 2023 at Westlands Entertainment Venue.