"Police Academy" Star Will Appear in British Panto Cinderella

News   "Police Academy" Star Will Appear in British Panto Cinderella
 
Steve Guttenberg, the star of such '80s movie hits as the "Police Academy" series and "Three Men and a Baby," is to return to the British stage to play Baron Hard-up in this year's Christmas pantomime Cinderella at Bromley's Churchill Theatre in the London suburbs.

The production will run from Dec. 5, 2008 to Jan. 18, 2009. Guttenberg has previously appeared on the London stage in the play The Boys Next Door, that transferred from Hampstead Theatre to the Comedy Theatre in 1990. Other theatre roles include taking over the role of Peter in the original Broadway run of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss in 1991.

In a press statement, Guttenberg has commented, "I am looking forward to the honor and the fun of performing in Bromley. There is everything an actor needs to practice his craft with an entertaining show and a talented cast. I appreciate being invited to participate in such a time honored tradition."

The theatre's chief executive Derek Nicholls has added, "Steve was one of the biggest movie stars of 1980s, and it's amazing to think that news of Bromley's renowned panto has made its way to the Hollywood Hills."

Guttenberg's other credits are appearances in the films "Short Circuit," "Cocoon," "Diner" and "The Boys From Brazil." Earlier this year he as one of the 12 contestants on "Dancing with the Stars."

He is joined in the pantomime with local comedienne and "Absolutely Fabulous" TV star Helen Lederer, who will play the Fairy Godmother. She has also appeared in "One Foot in the Grave," "Bottom," "French and Saunders" and "The Young Ones." To book tickets, contact the box office on 0870 060 6620, or visit or www.churchilltheatre.co.uk.

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