Vanessa Downing (Pippa Fletcher 1988 - 1990)
1991/92 - Cinderella - Towngate Theatre Basildon
This was Vanessa's only pantomime and it ran from 5th December 1991 - 4th Jan 1992. She appeared as Fairy Godmother.
Vanessa was the first actress to appear on screen as Pippa although parts of the pilot had already been filmed with a different actress in the role (Carole Willessee), when she pulled out due to scheduling difficulties Vanessa was hired at short notice and had to re-film those scenes. Vanessa appeared from the Pilot episode in 1988 through to 1990 when Debra Lawrence took over the role.
Listen to Vanessa performing the song 'Living in Summer Bay' here with her co-star Alex Papps (Frank Morgan) as featured in the series
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