Her mother, Linda Lusardi, has performed on the Wyvern Theatre stage, so has her father, Sam Kane – now it’s the turn of Lucy Kane to appear at Swindon’s number one entertainment venue in this year’s magical pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington.
Sam Kane and Linda Lusardi met in pantomime and so it’s not surprising that their daughter has caught the bug for the theatrical Christmas tradition. Lucy has been at stage school for the last six years and has performed in shows such as Annie, Cinderella, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and performed solo at The O2 Arena and The London Palladium. Pictured top, Linda, Lucy and Sam
Lucy said: “Seeing my parents on stage in panto was one of the main reasons that I wanted to become a performer. It was so inspiring to see them do a job that they love and do an amazing job of it. I spent many years watching the show from the wings and it’s a dream come true to be able to follow in their footsteps.”
Mum Linda added: “From before Lucy can remember she’s been in a pantomime dressing room watching the mayhem unfold. When Lucy was only a toddler, we realised that she had an amazing singing voice, so we nurtured that and watched her talent grow.
"Sitting in the audience and watching her play a lead role this year will absolutely reduce us to tears of happiness and pride. She is an amazing talent and a beautiful, kind and pure hearted girl. We couldn’t wish for a better place for Lucy to play her first professional leading role. The audiences at the Wyvern Theatre have always been warm, welcoming and lovely.”
Lucy will play Alice Fitzwarren, the love interest of title character Dick Whittington. She will be joined on stage by Nigel Havers as King Rat and David Ashley as Sarah the Cook.
The Wyvern Theatre’s dazzling production of Dick Whittington will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning sets plus, as audiences have come to expect from Swindon’s number one pantomime, plenty of audience participation.
Dick Whittington at the Wyvern Theatre takes place from Saturday 6 December to Sunday 4 January. Book seat at swindontheatres.co.uk or by calling the ticket office on 01793 524 481.
Left, Linda Lusardi pictured on the Wyvern Theatre stage in 23 February 1989. From the archive of Richard Wintle of Calyx
Linda Lusardi on Wikepedia
Sam Kane on Wikipedia