A British soap star has been announced as part of the cast for this year's pantomime in Ipswich. 

Enchanted Entertainment is returning to the Ipswich Regent Theatre with performances of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty

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Jazzy Phoenix will be playing the role of Princess Aurora and has recently joined EastEnders as Nadine. 

In the BBC soap, Nadine has caught the attention of car salesman Jay due to her resemblance to his late wife Lola. 

Jazzy Phoenix isn't the only soap star in the cast of Sleeping Beauty

Ipswich Star: Jazzy Phoenix joined EastEnders in SeptemberJazzy Phoenix joined EastEnders in September (Image: jazzy.phoenix)Back in July, Vicki Michelle MBE was announced as playing the Wicked Fairy. She is best known for her roles in 'Allo 'Allo!, Emmerdale, and EastEnders. 

Other notable cast members of the panto include Britain's Got Talent: The Champions winners Twist & Pulse and returning pantomime star Mike 'Squeaky' McClean. 

The pantomime is set to run from December 15 to December 31.