Tom Milner Charming Audiences in Southport This Christmas

Southport Theatre are delighted to announce that Tom Milner, most recently seen on The Voice, will be taking on the role of Prince Charming in Cinderella this Christmas.

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On The Voice Tom was selected for Team Ricky before even reaching the chorus of ‘Wait on Me’ in his blind audition and he says of his experience on the BBC talent show: “The Voice was great experience! People would pay a lot of money to get advice from four top professionals in Will.I am, Boy George, Paloma Faith and Rick (Ricky Wilson) - and I got it for free! More importantly I met some friends for life from the show and I’ve done some collaborations with a couple since.”

Tom has also appeared on our screens as Paul Langley in Waterloo Road, Holby City, Barking and Doctors.

This will be Tom’s second pantomime with producer’s Imagine Theatre, and like many performers he has fond memories of pantomime from his childhood.

“I always remember watching Frank Bruno in a panto and my older brother got up on stage at the end of the show. I was gutted as I was too young!”

“Doing panto always makes Christmas feel that extra bit special! They’re filled with fun for everyone of all ages too so the whole family can enjoy them together. I do love TV because you get to go again if you go wrong!! However treading the boards and having a live audience to bounce off wins hands down!”

“This will be my first appearance at Southport Theatre and I can’t wait - although I’ve heard it’s pretty cold so I’ll have to dig out the Parka coat and dress as an Eskimo during the period!”

“I am looking forward to working with everyone on the show. I’ve had friends who have worked with Sam Kane before and can’t speak highly enough of him.... NO pressure Sam!”

Cinderella is a really magical show that makes us believe that our dreams really could come true and who wouldn’t want a Fairy Godmother of their own. If I did I would wish that I was the frontman of either The Stereophonics or Maroon 5 or just to be a rock star in general!”

Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre, says “We are delighted to have on Tom on board for this show and we are very grateful that he was able to step in when Joe Ashman, who was originally going to be playing Prince, had to withdraw. Tom is a top class performer with a wealth of experience in theatre, television and the music industry and he will be a brilliant prince.”