Emmerdale actress will still appear in Chesterfield panto after life-threatening car crash

File picture: Roxanne Pallett
File picture: Roxanne Pallett

Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett will pull through to dazzle audiences as Cinderella in Chesterfield’s upcoming panto despite being injured in a life-threatening car crash.

Staff at the Pomegranate Theatre, which will host the family pantomime in January, confirmed the show will go on for trooper Roxanne after she was air-lifted to hospital in the ‘terrifying’ incident.

Roxanne, best known as Jo Stiles in ITV’s Emmerdale, was lucky to escape with sprained wrists, bruising and concussion when the Formula 2 stock car she was driving ploughed into a wall.

It happened during a race against Ben Fry, her Minster FM breakfast how co-host, at Hunmanby Raceway in York.

“It’s something you never expect to happen to you- I’ve never felt pain like it,” said Roxanne. “I’ve been really lucky.”

This is the first time Roxanne will tread the boards at the Pomegranate, reuniting with X-factor star Rhydian who performed with her in the 40th Anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

Pantomime producer Paul Holman said: “Roxanne and Rhydian are sure to enchant our audiences and their stunning vocal talents combined will leave them spellbound.”

Cinderella runs at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield from Saturday, December 1, to Saturday, January 6.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/panto or via the Box Office on 01246 345 222.