Spa Trek! Sci-fi star heading to Bridlington panto

Marina Sirtis
Marina Sirtis

Star Trek legend Marina Sirtis is flying in from America to star in Bridlington's pantomime this Christmas.

Known to millions around the globe as Counsellor Deanna Troi from the Next Generation television series and films, she will be jetting in from LA to play the Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Born in London, Marina has also appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, Girlfriends and Without a Trace and her film credits include Oscar Winning movies La La Land and Crash.

Andrew Aldis, general manager of Bridlington Spa, said: “The original Star Trek was legendary but Star Trek The Next Generation is often seen as the gold standard that other science fiction programmes are measured against so that makes this announcement particularly exciting.

“I tend to overuse words like 'delighted' and “'a coup' when announcing the names of stars coming to Bridlington Spa but on this occasion I am simply and completely in awe – it’s not often that you welcome a person who, among other things, has quite literally crash-landed a spaceship.

“I can’t remember a time when this show didn’t feature as one of my family’s favourites. My older brother owned every episode on VHS and he guarded them with his life. Asking to borrow one required an agreement and commitment on how the tape and case would be handled so as not to damage it.

“More recently, I’ve enjoyed watching Ms Sirtis responding to questions in recordings of events in the US and she’s fiery, straight to the point and in complete command of the stage – perfect for ensuring that good prevails over evil in pantomime!”

Jack and the Beanstalk will feature all of the traditional favourite elements of pantomime, with plenty of audience interaction, dazzling scenery and costumes, bucket loads of laughter and, with galactic star Sirtis at the helm, promises to be Bridlington Spa’s most magnificent pantomime yet.

Producer Paul Holman added: “We are delighted that Marina Sirtis will be leading our interstellar cast this year. With her legendary popularity, she is sure to attract audiences from far and wide.”