Welcome to another Blog Tour from Neverland Blog Tours. Today I have a lovely guest post from author Lynsey James about her upcoming novel Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime.
This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town! Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas.
Until the pantomime comes under threat and a grief-stricken Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step up to direct – after all, the show must go on..
So with (more than) a little help from her new found friends, not to mention one very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebrity, the play begins to come together, but will Alice finally believe that Christmas is a time for miracles after all?
Guest Post: Dream Cast for Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime
I always love imagining who’d play my characters if my books were ever made into films! So here is my list of who’d play the main characters in The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. Let me know below who you’d like to see!
Joanna Vanderham as Alice Woods
While I was writing Silver Bells, I got hooked on the BBC drama One of Us (even if the ending was totally bizarre!) I could totally see Joanna, who played Claire, as Alice Woods, an actress who reluctantly gets involved in the Luna Bay pantomime in a bid to move on from losing her boyfriend.
James Norton as Ethan Fox
This one doesn’t really need much explaining, does it? When I first started writing Silver Bells, I imagined James playing Ethan Fox, Hollywood actor and hero of the story. I can’t think of many Luna Bay residents objecting to that one…
Amy Wren as Lauren Baker
Amy Wren is a fantastic actress and I can just imagine her character Lauren being the star of the Luna Bay pantomime, whilst also wanting to be like Alice and break away from the village.
Tom Payne as Callum
Every pantomime needs a leading man, and Callum is Luna Bay’s. He’s attracted to Alice as soon as he sees her and isn’t afraid to show it. Will she fall for his charms though, or is there someone else waiting to steal her heart? I loved Tom’s performance in Waterloo Road and think he’d be perfect as Callum.
Joanna Scanlan as Christabel Grant
Christabel is the pantomime’s fearsome director with a reputation for putting on disastrous shows. Having seen Joanna in Stella, I can just imagine her taking charge of the pantomime with hilarious results!
And that’s my dream cast! Who are your suggestions?
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)
A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.
When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…
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