Elliot Noble, 22, is set to be the youngest dame in the history of Comberton Players, with his role of Widow Dough in their upcoming pantomime, The Snow Queen.  
Since first appearing in a Comberton Players production in 2012 when he was in primary school with minor roles in Alice in Wonderland, he has worked his way through the ranks, playing several principal roles. He considers his first lead, the principal role of Robin Hood in the pantomime of the same name, to be a stand-out role in his career within the group, stating, “It meant quite a lot to me growing up as an actor to be given the lead role, it was quite a privilege,” and that it gave him confidence in his acting abilities.
Through the years, Noble has had a number of roles which have prepared him for the role of the dame, most notably Porthos in last year’s The Three Musketeers, which included a memorable drag routine of “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. 
During auditions for The Snow Queen, Noble read in for the dame and “enjoyed it,” and he was cast by as the youngest dame in Comberton Players (originally Meridian Theatre)’s sixty year history of amateur dramatic productions. He has stated that he was “hesitant at first” when offered the role of the dame, given that the dame is often played by older men, but “wanted to do something different” and decided to accept the role.
Noble commented that his time with Comberton Players has taught him how to be confident in himself and how important it is to try new things outside of his comfort zone. Comberton Players has helped many young people learn new skills and boost their mood through acting and performance. They even received a NODA COVID Warrior Certificate for the work Comberton Players Youth did throughout lockdown, organising workshops, play readings and rehearsals via Zoom, and even socially distanced performances. This historic, hilarious and heartfelt production of The Snow Queen will be performed in Comberton Village Hall on the 8th-10th December 2023, with tickets on sale now.