CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
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.