Cinderella Christmas Panto unveils West End cast by Matt Rigby


McKenzie Associates are proud to announce that David Hill and Keris Lea will be performing in the Cinderella Christmas Panto at the Hilton Brighton Metropole between the 22nd and 28th of December. David is managed by McKenzie Associates, as are Keris’ band The Sundaes.

David Hill will be performing as an ‘Ugly Sister’, marking his return to panto off the back of a 13-year absence. David has performed alongside Julian Clary, and says he fell in to pantomime in 2001 after sharing a flat with him.

Keris Lea (Chocolate Sundae from The Sundaes) is also going to be performing alongside a west-end cast, and will be taking up her dream role as ‘The Fairy Godmother’. Keris’ back catalogue is as diverse as it is interesting, having played Mama Cass in the stage production ‘Give me the Moonlight’. More recently, she has dedicated more time to The Sundaes, and has performed up and down the country from Brighton to Edinburgh.

Cinderella will be marking the return of big, bold family panto to Brighton after a 9-year absence, and we are incredibly proud to have two of our performers to be included in the cast list. David Hill is also an executive producer of the panto as well as head of the E3 Group, with whom McKenzie Associates are working on this production. Speaking about the production David said: ‘The reaction to Cinderella has been overwhelming and we've already added two extra dates due to the demand for tickets. We have secured a first class cast for this production and I'm very proud to be part of it’. 

We at McKenzie Associates are proud to be a sponsor for this production of Cinderella, and cannot wait to see some of the talent we manage perform this Christmas. For those who wish to purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page listed below.

The Wilderness Wonder Ball raises over £40,000 for the Sussex Wildlife Trust by Matt Rigby


The grounds of the beautiful Folkington Manor in East Sussex played host to 250 guests, and an evening of music, dancing, and fine dining – all in aid of the Sussex Wildlife Trust – and raised a grand total of £41,228.

Upon arrival, guests were welcomed by two owls and a kestrel – Bramble, Halo, and Milly – kindly brought to The Wilderness Wonder ball by East Sussex Falconry. There were smiles all-around as guests were invited to hold and stroke these magnificent native British birds.

The evening was hosted by the ever-flamboyant David Hill of E3, who started proceedings with a fantastic rendition of ‘Feeling Good’, along with the Wilderness Wonder cast. David is known as a tough act to follow, but enchanting melodies from Hazel Karooma-Brooker captivated the crowd.

No night would be complete without a headline act, and this slot was filled wonderfully by British soul legends Hot Chocolate, who packed the dancefloor with classic hits such as ‘Man to Man’ and ‘You Sexy thing’. The evening’s music was rounded off by The Duelling Divas – Carlene Graham and Keris Lea – who provided disco music long in to the night.

The Wilderness Wonder cast featured Hannah Rebecca, Paige Broughton, and Emily Stewart, all of whom are proudly and exclusively represented by McKenzie Associates.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a fantastic charity that helps preserve and maintain the rich and diverse natural heritage of Sussex, engaging in public awareness campaigns as well as managing over 30 nature reserves across Sussex. Their 30,000-strong membership is growing every year, and events like The Wilderness Wonder Ball help them to expand and extend their reach in all areas of wildlife conservation.

McKenzie Associates are proud to have provided the talent for this fantastic event. 

Search for Cinders by Lukas Wojcik

Search for Cinders

The Search for Cinders has begun!

McKenzie Associates is proud to support this outstanding production. 

If you want to join our dazzling West End cast and play the title role in this brand new spectacular production of Cinderella in December, we want to hear from you. To apply for an audition please fill in the form on their website:

Auditions will be held at:

The Brighton Academy Of Performing Arts - Preston Park Campus
Clermont Hall
Cumberland Road

Auditions will be on Sunday 24th September from 10am. We hope to see you there!

Brighton Family Panto presents Cinderella by Lukas Wojcik


A Big Bold Family Panto is Back in Brighton this Christmas! It’s been ten years since the enchanted fairytale of Cinderella and her two wicked step-sisters was last told in Brighton.

McKenzie Associates is very proud to support this lavish production. 

Don’t miss out on this brand new spectacular production and with only four dates announced book now:

Please visit their website: