Sue Holderness as the Wicked Queen. Picture: Tony Jones.

Stars of the stage gathered in King’s Lynn on Monday to launch this year’s panto. 

Sue Holderness, better known as Marlene in the classic television series of Only Fools and Horses, heads the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Sue and other main characters were at the Alive Corn Exchange to promote the panto, which runs from December 5 to 31.

This will be the first time the actress has worked in King’s Lynn and said she was “terribly excited” about the prospect.

Her first impressions of the town were that was “absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful”.

“I don’t think I will have time to do the panto, there is so much to see,” joked Sue, who is the panto’s Wicked Queen.

She has promised to be a very evil queen with a touch of her Marlene character added to the mix.

“It is difficult to stop Marlene turning up,” said Sue, who said she loved playing the character.

She said being in a pantomime was her favourite type of acting and she loved the reaction from the audience, particularly from the children.

Sue will be staying locally during performances and starts rehearsals on November 24.

The panto has been written by Chris Jordan and Ian Marr.

Mr Marr takes the role of Dame Dotty. Ben Thornton is Herbie the Huntsman, Hannah Boyce plays Snow White and a special part has been written to include KL.FM breakfast show presenter Adam Newstead into the show as Hector and Henchman.

To book tickets, call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit the website: www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk