Grab your glass slippers and your best ballgown, pile into your carriage for 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 the run almost sold out, 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 when she is put into the hands of her cruel step-family. To pay her way, Cinderella is made to live below stairs and do all the cleaning, mending and cooking! Will she meet her prince and live happily ever after? Oh, yes she will!
Boo at the wicked (and elaborately dressed) Ugly Sisters Maureen and Chlorine! Laugh out loud at Buttons the silly, kind-hearted servant! Clap for the lovely Fairy Godmother, swoon over the handsome Prince Charming and cheer Cinderella as her dreams come true.
Cinderella is played by a new star of the stage, Caitlin Rutter, in her first principle role since graduating from the renowned Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. Caitlin has previously trod the boards at the Civic Theatre as a 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 as the Fairy Godmother. We also have a special appearance from two Shetland ponies, who take Cinderella to the ball in her sparkling coach!
Ian Knowles, Theatre Manager, said, "Each year, our panto just keeps getting better and better, and we are delighted that 80% of tickets are now sold! We have a sensational cast, dazzling dance routines, superb live music, plenty of gags and a heap of audience participation.
"This year, we have pushed the boat out - or should I say brought the horses out - with our two adorable Shetland ponies on stage to 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 panto 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 www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres. Tickets are £23, or £20 on concession, with special rates for groups, families and schools. There are several special performances, including signed, captioned and relaxed shows.
Cinderella is sponsored by M&G Investments.
Tuesday 11 December 2018