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Grab your glass slippers and your best ball gown, thank your fairy godmother, you are having a night on the town! Cinderella, the fairy godmother of all pantomimes, is coming to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre from Friday 30 November 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019, and tickets are selling fast.
The classic fairytale will once again be retold to wow audiences. We find Cinderella has just lost her beloved father and has been put in the care of her relatives. To pay her way Cinderella is made to live below stairs and do all the cleaning, mending and cooking for her lazy step family! Will Cinderella be rescued by her prince and live happily ever after? Oh yes she will!
Boo the wicked and elaborately dressed Maureen and Chlorine – the Ugly Sisters, laugh out-loud at Buttons the kind-hearted servant, love the Fairy Godmother, swoon over the handsome Prince Charming and cheer on beautiful Cinderella as her dreams come true.
Cinderella will be played by new star of the stage, Caitlin Rutter, in her first principle role since graduating from the well-renowned Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. Caitlin has previously trod the boards at the Civic Theatre when she was a student appearing in Jack and The Beanstalk. Other familiar faces include the comedic Louie Westwood, who will be playing Ugly Sister Maureen, Richard Foster-King as Ugly Sister Chlorine, and Abigail Carter-Simpson who will be the Fairy Godmother. There will also be a special appearance from two Shetland ponies who will be taking Cinderella to the ball in her sparkling coach!
Ian Knowles, theatre manager, says: “Each year our panto just keeps getting better and better! As always we have a sensational cast, dazzling dance routines, superb live music, plenty of gags and a heap of audience participation.”. Ian continues: “This year we have pulled the boat out, or should I say brought the horses out, as we will have two adorable Shetland ponies on stage that will take Cinders to the ball”.
Producers One From The Heart in association with Chelmsford Civic Theatre promise another action-packed family show, featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sparkling sets, energetic song and dance routines, beautiful costumes and the most important ingredient of all – a generous helping of pantomime magic! Over half the seats have sold already so make sure you get yours before the final gong of midnight or you will miss out on the show of the year!
Tickets are £23.00 (full-price) and £20.00 (concession) with special rates for groups, families and schools. There will be several special performances including signed, captioned and relaxed performances.