Featuring not one, not two, but three of the most horrible dames in the land, Cinderella welcomes back Jeffrey Longmore as Dowager Duchess Devilla, John Elkington and Anthony Hoggard as Ugly Sisters Bella and Donna, Rebecca Little as Dandini and Danielle Corlass as Cinderella.
Plenty of sparkle
With sparkling song and dance routines, dazzling costumes and lashings of glitter, Cinderella proves that dreams really can come true for a beautiful yet lowly servant girl. Doomed to drudgery by her vicious stepsisters, Cinderella can only dream of escape and romance. Enter a glamorous Fairy Godmother armed with a pumpkin and a touch of magic to whisk Cinders from pantry to party. But with her sisters digging their ugly heels in, it’s not an easy ride to Happy Ever After.
Made by Nottingham Playhouse
Bucking the trend of bought-in pantomimes, we are proud to be one of the few remaining regional theatres to produce its own traditional Christmas show. With our costume department using 1km of fabric trimmings to make 71 original costumes, and providing over 100 pairs of shoes, the props department getting through 25 glue sticks, 15 metres of pet bedding (to make snowmen) and hand-crafting a massive pumpkin carriage, and the paint shop department using 550 litres of paint and 10 kilos of glitter, our panto is one of the most lovingly produced in the land.
An amazing season
Cinderella tops off a hugely successful autumn season for Nottingham Playhouse that has included The Ashes, a new work about fast bowling legend Harold Larwood which won four star reviews in the national press, Janie Dee and Rupert Wickham in Giles Croft’s critically acclaimed production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives and a lauded staging of Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre.
This is Kenneth Alan Taylor’s 28th consecutive pantomime he has written and directed for us. And in another landmark occasion, 13th January 2012 marks John Elkington’s 1000th performance in a Nottingham Playhouse pantomime.
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents
Written and directed by Kenneth Alan Taylor
Friday 25 November 2011 – Saturday 14 January 2012
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