Dr Ranj to join the cast of Mother Goose at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

by Lauren Abbott

Every family's favourite doctor is to make his pantomime debut in Kent.
Cbeebies' Dr Ranj will star in Mother Goose this Christmas at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Dr Ranj, who grew up in Strood, swapped his scrubs for sequins when he took part in BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 and most recently has been part of the show's 2019 tour.

Dr Ranj
Dr Ranj

The NHS doctor juggles his career alongside his television work, which also includes appearances on This Morning, his children's television programme Get Well Soon and most recently as a host of ITV’s new prime-time series Save Money: Good Health.

But from Thursday, November 28 the 39-year-old will be taking to the stage at The Marlowe.

He will star alongside West End and Broadway performer Jenna Russell and Marlowe Theatre pantomime favourites Lloyd Hollett and Ben Roddy.

Pantomime producer Paul Hendy, of Evolution Productions, said: "To have Dr Ranj at The Marlowe for his panto debut is absolutely fantastic and we are thrilled he's joined by the Olivier Award-winning, celebrated actress Jenna Russell, who is undoubtably going to delight audiences.

“Mother Goose is a classic pantomime, and a perfect fit for the brilliant Ben Roddy (one of the best dames in the country!) in his 10th year at The Marlowe. With the hilarious Lloyd Hollett also returning to The Marlowe, all of this superb cast have a strong Kent connection, which is terrific!

“Mother Goose is quite simply going to be our biggest and funniest panto yet."

Mother Goose is at The Marlowe Theatre from November 28 until Sunday, January 12 2020. To learn more and for ticket prices click here.

  • The Marlowe Theatre is holding auditions to find young cast members for Nativity! The Musical, coming to the theatre in early November. Learn more here.

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