CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
In a fairy-tale kingdom, poor Cinderella is a servant to her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters. When a handsome prince invites all the maidens of the land to his party, she only has rags to wear. With the help of her friend Buttons and a sprinkling of magic from her Fairy Godmother, will she make it to the ball after all? Performers Patrick Duffy (Baron Hardup), Susan Hampshire (Fairy Godmother), Paul Zerdin. Corporate SponsorBeechdean.ProducerDavid Ian.ProducerHoward Panter (for First Family Entertainment).
USER (14Dec06): This is a fantastic show. Even if you think you don't like pantomime, I defy you not to enjoy it. All the principal performances are excellent - and Joanna Kirkland as Cinderella brings a refreshing naturalism to the role. She looks beautiful and her acting and singing are out of the top drawer. Paul Zirdin's ventriloquism act is excellent and very funny. Patrick Duffy has great comedic timing and seems to have transferred from the glitz of Dallas to the cliche of pantomime without a hitch. All in all a really excellent night out.