Nick Cochrane stars as Buttons in Cinderella at the St Helens Theatre Royal.

Nick Cochrane stars as Buttons in Cinderella at the St Helens Theatre Royal.

Oh yes he is, oh no he isnt! Hamilton Management client Nick Cochrane (best known as Andy McDonald from Coronation Street) is starring as Button’s in Cinderella at the St Helens Theatre Royal this xmas!  St Helens Theatre Royal proudly announce the return of Coronation Street’s very own Andy McDonald, Nick Cochrane will join in star-studded cast in their forthcoming Christmas pantomime and the whole region are invited to the ball.

After making everyone’s wishes come true in the 2011 Aladdin panto, St Helen’s audiences saved one last wish, to see the return on Nick Cochrane in this year’s panto Cinderella playing the role of Buttons and their wish has come true.

Theatre Manager and Cinderella Director Chantelle Nolan said “Nick premiered at St Helens Theatre Royal last year and really went down a storm and was a firm favourite with the audiences, he has a great stage presence and is a pleasure to work with, and I am looking forward to welcoming Nick back this year.”

Nick Cochrane will be joined on stage by star of Channel 4’s Shameless Tina Malone, who will be taking time out from the Chatsworth Estate to play the carriage-crafting Fairy Godmother. Juice FM presenter and actress Leanne Campbell will be stepping into the glass slippers of Cinderella, master of magic and illusion Richard De Vere is Prince Charming’s BFF Dandini and panto favourites Si Foster and Marc Lawlor are preparing to swap britches for blouses as the boo-able Ugly Stepsisters, while another Theatre Royal favourite Charlie Griffiths returns to play Baroness Hardup.
The production is directed by Chantelle Nolan and Richard de Vere with Musical Direction from Ian Rowlands.

With canine stars Schnorbitz and Schnookie are also making a return appearance. With real life Shetland ponies, an abundance of comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and bucket loads of unmissable pantomime magic, Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal is the perfect festive treat for all the family this christmas.

Cinderella is sponsored by Wish FM and Saints Taxis


St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1LQ
Friday 7 December 2012 – Sunday 13 January 2013
Times: Morning, Matinees and evening perfs available
Ticket Prices: Seats from £8-£14 (Concessions Available)

How to book
Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm) Alternatively call 01744 756 000 or click