Production 154 Cinderella

CinderellaBy David Swan

Performed on Wed 9th to Sat 12th December 1998 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Cinderella Lizzie Hittenden
Boris Mike Doyle
Zelda Justine Piner
Lavatrina Tony Harverson
Potterina Peter Ryder
Buttons Paul Pearson
Charming Sara Emmins
Dandini Ruth McConnell
Wanda Sue Watson
Trick Lei Cobb
Treat Tracy Pini
Pongo Rose-Marie Kavanagh
Spider Giff Golfinch
Dancer Shelley Adams
Tourists Pat Turner, Marrilyn Adams, Mark Lamprell, Coralie Kavanagh, Charles Bailey & Laura Farlow

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Cinderella

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Sixties Cinders in Wellies for a Date

A Christmas feast for all the family is promised next week when Cinderella opens at the Kilshawe Theatre in Deal.  Our rags to riches tale is not one to be missed, but be prepared for a few surprises said Paul Rutterford, of the Guild Players. Cinders wears Wellington boots, the music is from the Sixties and there is a Blind Date scene he said. The panto opens on Wednesday, December 9th at St. George’s Hall and continues nightly until Saturday, December 12th with a matinee on the final day.  Lizzie Chittenden plays Cinders, Tony Harverson and Peter Ryder are the ugly sisters, Justine Piner plays the evil stepmother and the henchmen are Lei Cobb and Tracy Pini. Other cast members are Sue Watson, Sara Emmins, Ruth McConnell, Mike Doyle and Paul Pearson.

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Lorra Lorra Laughs for Pantomime Audience

It was all in true panto tradition – a hilarious two-hour performance of David Swan’s adaptation of Cinderella by the Guild Players last week. The amateur dramatic society, formed in 1955, has been rehearsing since September – and their endeavors were clearly appreictated by the Kilshawe Theatre audience of which I was a member on Thursday evening. It was Christine Eyden’s first taste of directing and she was clearly delighted by the performances, from Wednesday to Saturday. She said The performances, especially the one on Saturday was wonderful. Everything went fine and we had a large audience. This version of the famous fairytale was given a local flavour, with football fanatic Prince Charming, skilfully performed by Sara Emmins, putting a free ad in the Mercury to find the owner of the famous shoe. And then there was the ugly sisters’ viewing of the horror film Nightmare on Blenheim Rd. The ugly sisters, played by Peter Ryder and Tony Harveson, added the main comedy to the show, aided by some wickedness from the evil witch Zelda (Justine Piner) and her partners-in-mischief, Trick and Treat (Lei Cobb and Tracy Pini). Cilla Black’s Blind Date also provided a Lorra Lorra laughs – and Pongo the Pig won the hearts of the kids. But, for me, the star of the show was the welly‑wearing Cinderella herself, played by the very talented Lizzie Chittenden, in her first panto. The young Canterbury College student, who lives in Nelson Street, Deal, not only impressed with her acting capabilities. Her singing talents did not go unnoticed, and won gigantic applause.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Christine Eyden
Producer Mary Kettyle
Stage Manager Louise Greenhead
Set Designer Alan Crocker
Stage Crew John Gregory & Giff Goldfinch
Costumes Gill Watson, Alison Eyden, Bettine Walters, Jo Carnell & Nick Tigwell
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Specialist Props Keith Miller
Choreography Kate Hibbert
Prompt Gill Watson
Make-Up, Wigs & Hair Mary Kettyle & Bettine Walters
Front of House Brenda Smith, Keith Walters & Gill Watson
Bar Alison Eyden & Paul Kavanagh
Buffet Bettine Walters
Publicity Paul Rutterford
Box Office Pam Jones
Programme Design & Sound Christopher Sewell
Raffle Corrine Hibbert, Stephanie Young & Claire Morrey

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