Popular late 90s pop group Cleopatra are making a return to the limelight, but this time on stage for the Gravesend pantomime.
The sibling trio – consisting of Cleo, Zainam and Yonah Higgins – had three Top 10 hits in the UK, including “Cleopatra’s Theme”, which was number three in the UK singles chart.
In December, they will star in an adaption of Sleeping Beauty as the three good fairies in a modern twist on the original Disney tale.
Cleo Higgins, 34, said: “One of the greatest things about doing panto is that it doesn’t feel like you’re taking a long time to prepare for.
“It’s a Sleeping Beauty that’s more relatable. It’s not just for kids, there’s tongue in cheek adult jokes.”
A mix of tribute songs will be performed and the sisters felt honoured to have the opportunity to put their own spin on them.
Yonah Higgins, 33, said: “There’s a lot of pop tunes including songs from Prince and Justin Timberlake. To think we just lost a star in Prince leaving us, so it was like paying homage.
“You won’t be able to listen to the songs the same again. Ever.”
With their experience in the music industry, the trio saw themselves as mentors to the younger performers.
Cleo added: “We started off very young in the music industry, so it’s nice to give them your little bits of knowledge.
“It’s quite a scary world for them. To have people who have been there and understand the industry – it’s hard to get that guidance and someone wants to share that.
The production will be available to see from December 9th to January 1st at Woodville, Gravesend.
Tickets are now available from the Gravesend panto website.