Anyone reading the CV of Peter Kosta, who will play one of our ugly sisters, could easily mistake it for a menagerie listing!
Peter appeared as Freddie Fox in ‘The Rupert Bear Show’, Puss in ‘Puss in Boots’, Mother in ‘Mother Goose’, Dick Whittington’s Cat.
In ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ he was a tap dancing Bat and a Bluebird!, Sylvester and Batman’s sidekick Robin in ‘Bugs Bunny Meets the Superheroes’ and in ‘The Mousetrap’, played Christopher Wren. For the National Theatre of Cyprus played a Rabbit.
He toured as Tad the Tadpole and Bullfrog for the Flying Tortoise production of ‘Dick Terrapin Detective’, but has yet to play a pantomime horse!.
For several years I was the official life-size Roland Rat, and the Channel Tunnel mascot Marcus Mole.
Apart from undersudying Bernard Breslaw’s Ugly Sister and Roy Hudd’s Buttons in Nottingham he has also appeared as a Human in many Westend shows including ‘Why Not Stay for Breakfast?’ ‘The Clandestine Marriage’, ‘Tarantara! Tarantara!’, ‘Godspell’, Lloyd Webber’s megaflop ‘Jeeves’ and Paul Daniels Magic Assistant.
Provincial tours include ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, ‘Happy Days’ and played Charlie Magee in ‘The Lucky Nugget Show’ for the opening of EuroDisneyland where he became an Assistant Show Director.
Recently he played Ugly Sister in Bolton and Baron Hardup in Bridlington.
Peter directed several plays including the English Premiere of Dario Fo’s ‘Abducting Diana’ and to great critical acclaim the World Premiere of Frank Williams’ (of Dad’s Army fame) ‘The Playing Fields’.
He directed the hugely successful adult pantomimes ‘Sinderfella’ and ‘Dick Whittington’ at The Above the Stag Theatre in Victoria. In New York as Assistant Director he produced, in a leading off-Broadway theatre, Mike Reed’s musical ‘Oscar!’.
He said: “It’s always a joy to be back in the North West. My professional career began not far from here touring with The Argyle Theatre for Youth. The cast member all seem amazingly talented and I can’t wait to start rehearsing.”
He will join Desperate Scousewife Charlie Griffiths will join 80s songstress Sonia, Local theatre star, Andrew Curphey, Miss British Isles, Rebecca Lake, and Romford’s Rikki Stone, a veteran of numerous pantos all over the country.
Prince Charming will be played by actor/model Christopher Pym, originally from Warrington, but working in London after hitting national fame after BBC1’s search for a Joseph, Any Dream Will Do.
Cinderella runs from 12 December until 15 January at the multi-award winning Halton Borough Council venue.
Ticket Prices are Children £16, Adults £20, Conc. £19, Family Ticket £65 (2 adults, 2 children), Groups 20 plus £17, Schools £10 (One teacher in 25 goes free, no booking fee). Contact 0151 907 8360 and www.thebrindley.org.uk