Eastenders star to appear as a villain in family pantomime

Paul Nicholas
Paul Nicholas

Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced that Eastenders’ bad boy, Paul Nicholas will lead the cast of Dick Whittington and his Cat.

Fresh from playing on-screen baddie Gavin Sullivan in Eastenders, the BAFTA nominated Just Good Friends star will play the despicable and cunning baddie King Rat.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, including starring roles in Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and Grease, as well as a successful pop career and many TV and film roles.

Paul said: ‘It’s more fun to play villains than goodies. When I was young, I played all the goodies but it’s so much more fun to be booed because you always get a reaction. It’s easier to be nasty than nice.

“Cambridge is a lovely city, it’s a beautiful place to spend a panto season. There is a tradition of doing a first-class panto at the Arts Theatre; if you want value for money and an enjoyable time, then this is the best place to come to.”

Dick Whittington opens on Thursday December 1 and runs until Sunday January 8. For full information, ticket prices and to book visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.