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TV star Marlene joins panto line-up

Posted onPosted on 12th Apr
TV star Marlene joins panto line-up

A star from television’s Only Fools And Horses is to star in this this year’s Christmas pantomime in Mansfield.

Sue Holderness (above) will play the Wicked Queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at the Palace Theatre, from Saturday, 1st December to Sunday, 6th January 2019.

Sue is best known for her role as Marlene in Only Fools and Horses, playing the iconic role from 1984 until the final episode in 2003.

Such was the success of the character that Sue and her on-screen husband, John Challis, were asked to co-star in the spin-off The Green Green Grass, which ran for four series.

“I’m greatly looking forward to frightening the good folk of Mansfield this year as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” she said.

“It’s one of my favourite pantomimes, having everything you could possibly want at Christmas time — wonderful music, great comedy, a moving love story and a very scary Wicked Queen.
“Come and enjoy the fun… if you dare.”

Palace Theatre cultural services manager Andrew Tucker said: “We take great pride in presenting big-name popular stars in our pantos and it is a treat to add Sue to the list for the first time.”

Sue will be joined on stage by the popular Adam Moss, returning to Mansfield for the fourth time following great reviews from customers year after year.

He added: “Well, what can I say Mansfield? I’m back, and it’s all your fault! I’m absolutely delighted to be playing Muddles in this year’s panto. I couldn’t think of going anywhere else — and you lot won’t let me!

“I can’t thank the people of Mansfield enough, because without your comments and loyalty to the theatre and myself, I wouldn’t be returning.”

A pay now save now ticket offer is available until 1st September, offering a saving of £1 per ticket.

To book tickets for the show which includes signed and relaxed performances, visit or call the box office on 01623 633133.