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Children’s TV favourite finds the shoe does fit as Chesterfield pantomime’s Cinderella

The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, and Paul Holman Associates have announced that popular Children’s TV Presenter Naomi Wilkinson will star in this year’s spectacular family pantomime in the title role of Cinderella from Saturday 1 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019.

Starting her career as a Butlin’s Redcoat, Naomi soon made a splash as the effervescent host of Channel 5’s Milkshake! which she presented for 10 years. She has been a constant and well-loved face on UK TV screens ever since, notably as the presenter of Marrying Mum and Dad, Countryfile, Finger Tips and Live ’n’ Deadly with Steve Backshall among many others.

Naomi quickly established herself as a Children’s TV favourite, well-loved by children and parents alike for her bubbly, energetic persona and daredevil attitude. She found herself travelling the globe in her own show, Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature, now in its fourth series, in which audiences see her conquer her fears and face extreme challenges including sky diving, swimming with sharks without a cage and coming nose to nose underwater with a 4.8m crocodile in Australia. She was nominated for a prestigious Children’s BAFTA as Best Presenter for her work on the hit show.

Pantomime Producer Paul Holman said: “I’m delighted to have secured Naomi to play Cinderella. Not only will she be adored by audiences of all ages but, as an experienced pantomime performer, she will bring magic to Chesterfield this Christmas’.

This year's pantomime will also star Rhydian Roberts (X Factor) as Prince Charming, Ashley Stirling, Josh Benson, and Ben Millerman and John Danbury as the Ugly Sisters.

Cinderella promises to be Chesterfield’s most enchanting pantomime yet with good old-fashioned family fun and plenty of audience interaction plus sensational special effects, breathtaking costumes and scenery and an exciting line-up of stars ready to whisk audiences off to the ball.

Cinderella runs at the Pomegranate Theatre from Saturday 1 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at or via the box office on 01246 345 222.

First published on 12 September 2018 Last updated on 12 September 2018