Burnham-On-Sea’s award-winning Pantomime Society has opened its 50th annual show, the classic Cinderella, which is underway this week.
The landmark show opened at Burnham-On-Sea’s Princess Theatre on Saturday 19th January and runs until Saturday 26th January.
The society’s Gavin Holman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Nothing can stand in the way of true love – especially if you have a fairy godmother on your side! Which is why our heroine, Cinderella, manages to go from domestic drudge to pampered Princess with just the wave of a magic wand.”
“So come along to boo the ugly stepsisters and cheer the Cinderella and Buttons while enjoying a traditional family pantomime. Find out whether Cinders gets to the ball and dances with Prince Charming and if love wins the day.”
Katie Shephard takes on the title role as Cinderella, while Buttons is played by Greg Fear, Dolce is Rob Manlow, Gabanna is Chris Bissell, Baroness Hardup is Emma Twigg, Prince Charming is Shannon Baxter.
Dandini is played by Louisa Arthur, Quickquid is Georgia Twigg, Wonga is Lorna Davey, the Fairy Godmother is Valerie Holmes, the King is Alastair Murray, the Queen is Lynsey Bissell, and Chambers is Angelina Mitchell.
Tickets for this very special show – costing £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and £8 for kids – are available from The Princess box office on 01278 784464 or online here. A variety of times are available.
The senior chorus comprises Abbi Fear, Charlie Manlow, Cohen Slator, Eleni Markoutsas, Freyja Hewlett, Gabrielle Blair, Grace Holman, Jasmine Haines, Keziah Weatherall, Kyra Thompson, Lana King, Lynsey Bissell and Owen Twigg.
The junior chorus comprises of Abi Arthur, Aiyanna Slator, Alfie Bissell, Amber Jellett, Ivy Saunders, Martha Chambers, Olivia Moores and Sienna Moores.
The director is Lorna Blair, assistant Greg Fear, musical director is Xavier Underwood, choreographer is Katie Shephard, stage manager Gavin Holman, sound and lighting Stuart Blair, Archie Williams, Michael Muscaty, Graham Cook and John Holmes.
Scenery design is Mo Cooper, scenery painters are Mo Cooper, Nettie Manlow, Jules Keep and Alastair Murray. Properties are Nettie Manlow and Jules Keep. Costume designers are Denise McKenna, Phoebe Harling, Margaret Sears, and Val Holmes. Make-up is Katie Shephard, prompt is Gaye Holman, the programme is John Holmes.
Burnham-On-Sea Pantomime Society won several top awards at the prestigious Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Trophy Awards for last year’s show, Robinson Crusoe.
Also see What’s on in Burnham-On-Sea.