Liverpool audiences are having a ball at city’s Cinderella panto
Regal entertainments lavish debut pantomime is now open rave reviews at the Epstein Theatre.
Panto audiences are having a ball with Regal Entertainments debut festive, family panto, Cinderella, which opened at the Epstein Theatre this week. The greatest rags to riches fairy-tale runs daily (except Christmas Day) until Sunday 5 January 2020.
Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward leads the star-studded cast as Cinderella, with Benidorm’s Crissy Rock and Brookside’s Sarah White as the wicked Ugly Sisters. The trio are joined by Shameless’ Warren Donnelly as Lord Dandini; Andrew Geater as Prince Charming; Samantha Palin as the Fairy Godmother; and Lewis Devine as Buttons.
Cinderella has something for all the family – hilarious jokes, a talented cast of colourful characters, brilliant heroes, dastardly villains, amazing vocals and a show chock full of both classic and new songs that audiences will want to sing along to – from Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, George Ezra’s Shotgun to Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero and The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back.
There are great dance routines, amazing costumes and – for the first time at The Epstein Theatre – a fab new interactive 3D scene that, quite literally, makes the action jump right off the stage.
Producer and Director Chantelle Nolan said:
“We’ve had an amazing press launch and audience reaction to the show has been fabulous. The audiences and cast are having a fantastic time. This Christmas we’re looking forward to entertaining people from all over Merseyside with the greatest rags to riches story of them all!”
Cinderella runs daily (except Christmas Day) at the Epstein Theatre until Sunday 5 January 2020.
What the critics say:
Fairy Powered Productions ★★★★★
“An evening of pure, unfiltered joy.”
“An outstanding cast, a beyond-brilliant script and unique special effects, what more could you possibly want for your festive family night out at the theatre?”
Opening Night ★★★★
“A great fun, family show, with a wonderful ensemble cast, that will have you grinning throughout.”
Good News Liverpool ★★★★
“Cinderella has a great deal of charm and style, and it certainly hits the target.”