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Sooty joins panto cast at Mayflower

Cinderella cast Debbie McGee Craig Revel Horwood Richard Cadell and Sooty

Published at 10:19am 24th February 2020. (Updated at 12:58pm 24th February 2020)

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The legendary character along with his owner Richard Cadell will appear in Cinderella at the Southampton venue.

The pair will star alongside the Strictly star Craig Revel Horwood who plays the Wicked Stepmother and Debbie McGee who takes on the role of the Fairy Godmother during the show which will run from Friday 11th December until Sunday 3rd January.

Sooty made his screen debut over 68 years ago and in that time has delighted audiences of millions worldwide with his cheeky sense of humour, jaw-dropping magic tricks and hilarious mishaps, despite not ageing whatsoever.

In Cinderella, Sooty will play himself with Richard Cadell as his best friend Buttons.

Sooty was unavailable for comment but speaking about their casting Richard Cadell said: 

"Sooty is beside himself at the prospect of starring in Cinderella in Southampton, and I'm really excited too. Debbie and I have worked together before and became great friends and we're looking forward to working with Craig Revel Horwood. Sooty has always wanted to appear on Strictly, so this is the closest he'll get".  

Cinderella Richard Cadell and Sooty
Sooty and his right-hand man Richard Cadell.


Tickets for Cinderella are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at

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