Lesley is on board for Mayflower pantomime

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Splice the mainbrace, pull up the anchor and don’t get cast adrift with the Mayflower Theatre’s festive pantomime this year, Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates. And it has just been announced that joining TV star Brian Conley in the production is actress Lesley Joseph.

Lesley, who is fondly remembered by many as Dorien Green from Birds of A Feather, will star as the enchantress of the ocean in the pantomime. She’s also reprising her role as Dorien in a UK stage tour, which will be at the Mayflower Theatre in May for one week only.

Lesley has starred in numerous musicals including Calendar Girls, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Annie.

Michael Ockwell, the chief executive of the Mayflower Theatre, says: ‘Lesley is such a versatile actress, with great comic timing. We are thrilled she is coming on board ship to wave her magic wand in this year’s family pantomime, along with Brian.’

The production runs from Saturday, December 14 until Sunday, January 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale now from the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on (023) 8071 811 or go to mayflower.org.uk.