A Gala Durham Production
Written by Gary Kitching
Directed by Rachel Glover
Musical Director: Joshua Tarrier
Choreographer: Helen West
Costume Designer: Emily Baxendale
Step into the enchanted world of Cinderella. In the magical land of No-Place Hall where we meet hardworking and clever Ella or “Cinderella” as her evil stepmother Lady Longbottom calls her.
With the help of her outrageous and funny Fairy Godmother, her best friend Buttons and Pipsqueak the mouse, find out if Ella will find the love of her life or spend the rest of it running around after her wickedly hilarious Stepsisters Monophobia and Philophobia.
Expect breathtaking dance routines, sing along music and unforgettable moments as we bring this timeless fairy tale to life. Promising a show even funnier and more enchanting than before. You shall go to the ball!
We will have a number of accessible performances of Cinderella including BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted performances on Saturday 2 December, 2.00pm and Thursday 14 December, 6.00pm, a relaxed performance at on Friday 8 December, 1.00pm and a BSL and captioned performance on Wednesday 3 January, 6.00pm.
Running time: approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval
Advisory: please note that this performance includes flashing lights, pyrotechnics, haze and loud noises.
“If you’re going to do pantomime you might as well throw everything at it in my opinion and Gala Durham’s show, a first panto of the season, does just that – in the best possible way” Chronicle (full review)
“…wholesome fun for the whole family…grab your tickets as this is one ball you don’t want to miss.” Theatre & Tonic (full review)
“…a fun panto with a charming cast that is safe to take both the youngsters and the grandparents too” North East Theatre Guide (full review)
“…absolutely fantastic…great music, lots of interaction, a great cast with amazing singing voices, fantastic sets and costumes and brilliant story” North East Family Fun (full review)
“…a real treat for all the family, you’ll be spellbound by this hilarious and magical production…Durham’s best panto ever!” ★★★★★ @manicmumdayscas (full review)
“We all absolutely loved it and the children were mesmerised throughout the whole performance…what a fabulous night.” @matilda_makes_three (full review)
“Kids (and adults!) were mesmerised…a lovely, feel good show” @believe_in_magic1 (full review)
“The show was full of magic, laughs and fantastic music throughout, bringing lots of fun and twists along the way” @emski_tryingtofindthebalance (full review)
“An excellent show…the Fairy Godmother (Jessica Brady) and Buttons (Jude Nelson) stood out for me, but fantastic performances from all” @north_east_kids (full review)
Ella – Charlotte Bradley
Buttons – Jude Nelson
Fairy Godmother – Jessica Brady
Lady Longbottom – Kris Manuel
Philophobia – Rosie Stancliffe
Monophobia – Sarah Boulter
Prince Ambrose – Lewis Kennedy
Dandini / Ensemble – Josh Betteridge
Pipsqueak / Ensemble – Daniel Butcher
Ensemble – James Carson, Helen Chong, Ebonie Fletcher and Kimberley Taylor
Tickets from £8 (family ticket from £60)