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So long Janet: Love/Hate's Mary Murray swaps turning tricks for wicked lead in Cinderella panto

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Love/Hate actress Mary Murray will be taking to the stage as the wicked step mother in this year’s Cinderella panto.

The RTE star has one of the lead roles in the show, which will take place in The Helix Theatre in Dublin.

Mary – who plays prostitute Janet in Love/Hate – will be appearing in panto for the first time and can’t wait to prove herself.

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Love/Hate: Mary will be taking on a very different role as Cinderella’s wicked step mum | RTE

“I was delighted to be asked to perform as The Helix Panto has such a brilliant reputation with the critics and it is just so funny even the cast can’t stop laughing,” the 34-year-old said.

“I’m also very excited about having the chance to sing on stage. I used to be a singer and I won big talent contests in my teens so I really looking forward to that.

“As the stepmother I’m very scary, the kids are going to hate me but the whole family will love Cinderella. It’s a really funny, fast-paced panto, packed full of brilliant gags.”

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Wicked: Mary (left) with her fellow Cinderella cast mates

It’s a very different role for Mary, who’s mostly known for playing everyone’s favorite tart with a heart Janet on Love/Hate.

The show will run in The Helix Theatre in DCU from November 28 until January 11.

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