Sam Bailey to star in 2015 Aylesbury Waterside Panto

  |  Published: Mar 11th 2015
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First Family Entertainment and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre are thrilled to announce the casting of


in this year’s pantomime



First Family Entertainment and the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre are delighted to announce that the 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey will be taking on the role of Fairy Bowbells in this year’s family pantomime, Dick Whittington Fri 11 Dec – Sun 3 Jan.

Sam wowed the X Factor judges and the nation with her powerhouse of a voice in 2013 with Gary Barlow calling her voice ‘incredible’ and Nicole Scherzinger saying ‘Sam Bailey, everybody remember that name’ when Sam’s performance brought her to tears. Sam won the competition after receiving the large majority of the votes. Her debut single Skyscraper was released the following Monday and went straight to the top of the charts, making it the Christmas number one. She has since supported Beyonce on her UK tour, had her own number one album, live tour and released an autobiography. Now, Sam makes her theatrical debut at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

Sam says: ‘I am so excited to be appearing in pantomime for the first time. I love performing in front of a live audience and to see people of all ages having a wonderful time over Christmas is going to be brilliant. I know my kids will love seeing their Mummy dressed up in the sparkly costume, and I can’t wait to try my fairy wings on! It’s going to be so much fun!’

Kevin Wood, Chief Executive for First Family says: ‘We are so delighted to welcome Sam into our pantomime family. Her talent is so great and unique, for the audience to hear that wonderful voice live will be such a treat. I know her performance will be wonderful. Dick Whittington is one of the best pantomime titles with such a strong story that this production is set to be one of the best that the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has had. I think tickets are going to sell very quickly, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment’.

Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune. Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, dazzling dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation - Dick Whittington is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.

With more casting to be announced later in the year, join Dick Whittington on the road to London this Christmas and book your tickets now. Call the Box Office 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit (bkg fee)

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