Cinderella’s Having A Ball!


Cinderella is having a ball at Chelmsford Civic Theatre’s and is almost sold out!

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 now up and running at Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre until Sunday 6 January 2019. With nearly a sold-out run, you will have to be quick to grab your seats for this magical extravaganza.

The classic fairytale is once again wowing 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 is 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 tread the boards at the Civic Theatre as student, when she appeared in Jack and The Beanstalk. Other familiar faces include the comedic Louie Westwood, who plays Ugly Sister Maureen, Richard Foster-King as Ugly Sister Chlorine, and Abigail Carter-Simpson is the Fairy Godmother. There is a special appearance from two Shetland ponies who take Cinderella to the ball in her sparkling coach!

Ian Knowles, theatre manager, says: “Each year our panto just keeps getting better and better and we are delighted that 80% of all tickets are now sold! 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 have two adorable Shetland ponies on stage that 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!

With only a few tickets available to buy for each performance – make sure you get yours before the final gong of midnight or you will miss out on the show of the year!

For more information on performance times and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01245 606505 or book online at  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.

Cinderella is sponsored by M&G Investments.

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