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Cinderella pantomime set to open at Nottingham Playhouse

The cast and crew at Nottingham Playhouse are preparing to tell the most magical tale of all with this year’s pantomime.

Cinderella opens at the theatre tomorrow and runs until Saturday, January 13.

Polish your glass slippers and line up your pumpkins for you shall go to the ball as the classic fairytale is brought to life – with a few twists and turns.

Cinderella is this year's pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse.
Cinderella is this year's pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse.

With live music, dazzling dance, and comedy chaos galore, it’s the perfect festive treat for all the family.

The audience will be booing the surly sisters, Rose and Violet, swooning at Prince Charming, marvelling at the Fairy Godmother, cheering on Cinderella and enjoying an added touch of fabulous glamour and glitz from panto dame John Elkington.

Playhouse favourite John Elkington returns for his 25th year in pantomime, playing the fragrant Rose. Joining him as sassy sibling Violet, is Tom Hopcroft (Sister Act, UK Tour, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, UK Tour).

Danny Hendrix (Dick Whittington, Nottingham Playhouse) returns this year as Buttons.

In the title role is Jewelle Hutchinson, making her professional debut as the dazzling Cinderella having just graduated from Mountview Theatre School.

Liam Marcellino (Sound of Music, Chichester Festival Theatre) plays the dashing Prince, with Nottingham-born Georgia-Mae Price (Dick Whittington, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) as Dandini.

Alice Redmond (Tracey Beaker Gets Real, Nottingham Playhouse) takes on both Fairy Godmother and Her Ladyship.

The Playhouse has tried to make the live performances as accessible as possible with options including captioned, audio described, BSL interpreted, relaxed performance, dementia friendly performance, touch tour and reduced capacity performances.

There is also an on-demand option so people can watch from home.

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