Golden Globe and Bafta-winning star Hayley Mills is set to make her panto debut in Richmond as the fairy godmother, with Olivier award winning and the nation’s favourite dame Matthew Kelly as one half of the ugly sisters.

Kelly will be joined by his son, Matthew Rixon, reprising the roles of the ugly sisters after their critically acclaimed performances in Cinderella at Wimbledon Theatre last year.

Also joining the line-up is CBeebies presenter Chris Jarvis, back by popular demand in the role of Buttons.

Mills first began acting aged 12 and made her screen debut in Tiger Bay, winning a BAFTA for her performance, before going on to win a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1961.

She appeared in six films for Disney and is best known for her dual roles as the twins in The Parent Trap (1961). More recently she starred in the ITV series Wild at Heart and is touring Australia in comedy play Legends.

Kelly, best known for presenting Stars in Their Eyes, is an award-winning actor with TV credits including Charles Dickens’ Bleak House and crime thriller series Cold Blood. His stage credits include roles in Spamalot, Twelfth Night and Of Mice and Men, for which he won an Olivier award.

Jarvis has appeared on BBC television since 1992 and made his name presenting the Broom Cupboard alongside Zoe Ball. Since 2009, he has written and starred in children’s programme Show Me Show Me.

Rixon has appeared in theatre productions including The Producers and To Kill a Mockingbird.

First Family Entertainment chief executive Kevin Wood says he was delighted Mills and Kelly will be headlining the show.

He says: "We are really excited to be working with Hayley on her panto debut and thrilled Matthew is joining us for a third year running. We are also delighted to welcome back Chris Jarvis and Matthew Rixon."

This classic rags-to-riches fairytale sees Cinderella transformed from a put upon maid to the belle of the ball. With sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, riotous Panto Dames, real Shetland ponies and bags of audience participation, fun and laughter is guaranteed for all of the family.