Extra dose of panto sparkle comes to The Grange Theatre for Cinderella this Christmas

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THIS Christmas, residents are invited to the Hartford Ball as The Grange Theatre hosts everybody’s favourite pantomime – Cinderella.

Running from Saturday, December 11 to Sunday, January 2, 2022, The Grange will be urging people to polish their pumpkins, dust off their gowns and get ready for the pantomime classic.

Producers at KD Theatre Productions, in association with The Grange Theatre, Hartford, have already announced their star cast, with Northwich favourites Rob Stevens as Fairy Godmother and Oliver Scott as Buttons.

The beautiful Cinderella (Hannah Ponting) longs for a happier life away from her wicked stepsisters (Grace Thorne and Molly Angus).

Cinderella’s loveable friend Buttons (returning favourite and director Oliver Scott) tries to keep Cinder’s spirits up with his antics but it’s only when the dashing Prince Charming (Joshua Edwards) decides to hold a ball to find his future wife, that Cinderella feels a glimmer of hope.

Director and star Oliver Scott said: “I just can’t wait for Christmas, not only to return to my second home at The Grange, but to also see the great people of Cheshire.

“This year is going to be an extra celebration, a real celebration for everyone.

“Not only am I directing the most magical panto of them all, but I’m also playing my dream role of Buttons.”

Paul Edwards, at The Grange Theatre said: “It is amazing to be working with KD Theatre again creating the magic of pantomime for our audiences.

“It has been a challenging time for all and a family visit to the pantomime will be even more meaningful and special this year.

“We will provide you with a safe, welcoming environment to watch this show with your loved ones.”

The production is written by Daniel Bell, while Jon-Scott Clark and Tim Shaw complete the creative team as the choreographer and musical director respectively.

Marcus Silversides is the production designer, lighting design is created by Richard Love and Paul Edwards is the production’s sound designer.

Katherine Hickmott and Daniel Bell, associate producers for KD Theatre Productions added: “Pantomime is the perfect time for a family of all generations to come together and experience the magic of live theatre whilst getting into the festive spirit.

“Especially after being away from our loved ones for so long, the theatre is the perfect place to bring families and communities back together.

“We shall be sprinkling our Grange Theatre pantomime with an extra dose of panto sparkle to celebrate being back together.”

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