Panto Star Ryan Thomas has found his perfect haven in Swindon while he plays the role of Prince Charming in Cinderella at the town’s Wyvern Theatre.
The 32-year-old, best known for his role as Jason Grimshaw in the nation’s favourite soap Coronation Street, has proved a big draw with 85 per cent of tickets for the six-week run already sold.
With so much interest surrounding him – particularly at a time when his brother Adam was one of the star’s in the popular television series I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! – he’s chosen a new local business to provide his accommodation.
Instead of staying in a hotel for weeks, he’s opted for a high quality self-catering apartment run by Hamilton Grace Serviced Apartments, a newly-launched company run by managing director Clare Fuller.
Clare said: “I cannot tell you how excited my team and I were when Ryan showed an interest in staying with us. It’s such early days for our business and to get this opportunity is beyond belief. Ryan is such a lovely, genuine man and we all hope he enjoys his time in the town. ”
Cinderella opens on Saturday December 10 and runs until Sunday January 8. Rehearsals are now underway.
Ryan said: “It is really important to me to enjoy where I am living and I couldn’t be happier staying at a Hamilton Grace apartment. Clare truly has been my Fairy Godmother! The apartment is warm, spacious and very modern with everything I need.
“With such a busy timetable, it’s great to know I’ve got a ‘home from home’ where I can relax at the end of a long day in Pantoland.”
Derek Aldridge, Director of the Wyvern Theatre said: “I am delighted Hamilton Grace are offering such high quality self catering apartments so close to the theatre. Our performers and creative teams are going to love staying there. It can be a real challenge finding somewhere of high quality which is affordable but within easy access of the theatre.”
To see Ryan in CINDERELLA at the Wyvern Theatre visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk or call 01793 524481.
To find out more about Hamilton Grace Serviced Apartments visit www.hamiltongrace.co.uk
Pictured above: Actor Ryan Thomas