Priscilla Presley to Star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime at Manchester's Opera House
07 Mar 2014
Priscilla Presley, former wife of Elvis Presley to whom she was married from 1967 to 1973 and is best known for starring in the "Naked Gun" films and for playing Jenna Wade on TV's "Dallas," is to reprise her performance as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that she first played at London's New Wimbledon Theatre in 2012.
She will now play a season in the show at Manchester's Opera House, beginning performances Dec. 5 for a run through Jan. 4, 2015.
In a press statement, Presley commented, "I was introduced to the world of pantomime two years ago when I played Wicked Queen at Wimbledon. I can honestly say it was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. My grandchildren absolutely loved seeing me on stage and I can’t wait to get that costume back on again and start terrorising the people of Manchester! It’s such a wonderful honour to be spending Christmas here and being part of this British festive family tradition."
The script will once again be written by Eric Potts, who played baker Diggory Compton in "Coronation Street" and as well as writing pantos is one of the U.K.’s best-loved panto dames, appearing at the Opera House in Aladdin in 2009-10 and in Dick Whittington in 2013-14.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.