Debbie McGee joins the cast of Sleeping Beauty coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

By Rebecca Stanley | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Debbie McGee will star in Wolverhampton's pantomime Sleeping Beauty this December.

Debbie McGee in Sleeping Beauty

The wife of late magic icon Paul Daniels will join Black Country comedienne Doreen Tipton and Ian Adams for the show that comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Christmas.

Chief executive and artistic director of the Grand Theatre, Adrian Jackson, has said he is delighted Strictly Come Dancing star Debbie has joined the cast.

Debbie McGee joins the cast of Sleeping Beauty!

"Debbie will certainly add extra sparkle to this year’s pantomime and I know she will cha-cha charm audiences when she waltzes into Wolverhampton this festive season," he said.

TV, radio and stage performer Debbie, now aged 59, began her career when she graduated from the Royal Ballet School, before going on to pursue a career in dance before meeting Paul Daniels in 1979 in rehearsals for his stage show.

Debbie went on to star alongside her husband in The Paul Daniels Magic Show, before working on the likes of Come Dine With Me, Celebrity Masterchef, and Barging Loving Celebs.

Qdos entertainment managing director, Michael Harrison, added that she will bring some 'real magic' to the Wolverhampton show.

“Debbie was, without doubt, one of the real stand-outs from last year’s Strictly and we’re delighted she’ll be joining us and starring in our Grand pantomime this year," he said.


This production follows 2017 show Jack And The Beanstalk, which starred the likes of Lisa Riley, Gareth Gates, and Dame Trot.

More cast members for Sleeping Beauty are set to be announced soon.

The show comes to the city centre theatre from December 8 to January 13.

For more information and tickets to the panto, click here

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

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