Royal and Derngate Panto Launch

Richard Oliff was at the launch of the Royal and Derngate Panto!

Former model Linda Lusardi and her husband Sam Kane have officially launched this year's pantomime at the Royal & Derngate.

The celebrity couple were at Delapre Abbey to promote the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will be showing at the Northampton theatre over the Christmas period.

Mr Kane, who has appeared in Emmerdale, Brookside and Coronation Street, will be playing the role of the Prince while his wife, who recently appeared in ITV1's Dancing on Ice, will be playing the part of the wicked witch.

Linda Lusardi said: "For female actresses there are not many great parts in panto but the wicked witch is my favourite. It's great to shout at the audience as they boo you.

"For children, pantomimes are a great way to introduce them to the theatre as you have a script, but if something goes wrong you can just enjoy the moment. Every show is different."

Lusardi, who has appeared as the wicked witch in snow white around the country in recent years also won an edition of celebrity come dine with me along with Paul Ross, Rodney Marsh and Lesley Joseph, which is currently being repeated on channel four this week.
Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane with Richard OliffBoogie Pete