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Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella


Panto-Monium … Oh yes, they are! The Crown's Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother along with Anya Taylor-Joy, the Queen's Gambit star, as Cinderella in a virtual show

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter take on the pantomime roles after captivating Netflix viewers as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret on The Crown's fourth season.

While Olivia, 46, will play the fairy godmother in a charity production of Cinderella, Helena, 54, will be the wicked stepmother.

Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas is an online version of the popular story that raises money for charity while most of the pantomimes have been canceled and most theaters across the UK remain dark thanks to the pandemic.

This is the season: Olivia Colman [pictured] and Helena Bonham Carter will pantomime after casting their spell on Netflix viewers as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret on The Crown's fourth season

In the snapshots of the performance, Olivia wears a halo and wings, while Helena, whose character name is Lady Devilia, wears a fur scarf, large sunglasses and a fascinator.

The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy plays Cinderella in the Panto, which will be shown on BBC2 on Christmas Eve at 8:15 p.m.

The real sister and brother Daisy May and Charlie Cooper are the Evil Step Sisters, while Guz Khan plays Buttons, Tom Hollander plays Baron Hardup, Rege-Jean Page plays Prince Charming and Jimmy Akingbola is Dandini.

Little British star David Walliams is Major Domo and comedian Aisling Bea appears as Mrs. Snitch.

Incredibly entertaining: while Olivia, 46, will play the fairy godmother in a charity production of Cinderella, Helena, 54 [pictured] will be the evil stepmother

Incredibly entertaining: while Olivia, 46, will play the fairy godmother in a charity production of Cinderella, Helena, 54 [pictured] will be the evil stepmother

Leading actress: The Queen's Gambit star, Anya Taylor-Joy, plays Cinderella in panto

Leading actress: The Queen's Gambit star, Anya Taylor-Joy, plays Cinderella in panto

Sneak Peek: In the snapshots of the performance, Olivia wears a halo and wings

In the meantime: Helena, whose character name is Lady Devilia, wears a fur scarf, large sunglasses and a fascinator

Sneak peek: In the snapshots of the performance, Olivia wears a halo and wings, while Helena, whose character name is Lady Devilia, wears a fur scarf, large sunglasses and a fascinator

The BBC promises "surprises and cameos galore" – and even a pantomime horse.

The cast gathered online, and artist Quentin Blake created illustrations to bring the panto to life for viewers, who have the opportunity to donate to Comic Relief projects as they watch.

BBC2 controller Patrick Holland said: "This is a unique surprise at the end of the year when we all need to cheer up."

Funny man: David Walliams is going to play MajorDomo

Funny man: David Walliams is going to play MajorDomo

Also present: David Tennant is also part of the Panto cast

Also present: David Tennant is also part of the Panto cast

There he is: Tom Hollander appears as Baron Hardup

Here it is: Aisling Bea appears as Mrs. Snitch

Co-Stars: [L-R] Tom Hollander appears as Baron Hardup ​​and Aisling Bea plays Mrs. Snitch

Richard Curtis, Founder of Comic Relief, said, “We are very grateful to BBC2 and the great cast for allowing us to do our first ever pantomime.

"It will be very fun and cheerful – and also a great seasonal opportunity to raise vital funds for the projects that are helping the most vulnerable people at home and abroad – especially now that Covid has made it harder for many than ever . "

Cinderella: A comic relief pantomime for Christmas is broadcast BBC2 on Christmas Eve at 8.15 p.m.

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