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Thursday, 15 November 2012 (3032655)
Theatre company to stage Cinderella as 31st panto
by Ron Ellis

OH no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! It’s panto time again and the Waterloo and Crosby Theatre Company is back with its 31st annual festive production - Cinderella.

With a cast of more than 30 adults and children, together with dancers from Laura Elizabeth Dance Studios, the show at The Civic promises to put a real sparkle in the run up to Christmas.

Written by the talented Roy Hartley and directed by Pamela Foy, this year's pantomime once again promises good traditional family entertainment of a consistently high standard and at a modest cost.

The choreographer this year is Laura Birch, who also takes on the role of Prince Charming and, in the title role, the company welcomes back the talented Alexandra Appleton who has played many previous principal boys and girls.

The ugly sisters, Biggeta and Grimma, will be played by Les Longley (fresh from his triumph as Arnold Crouch in ‘Not Now Darling') and Darren Hilton, with experienced comic actress Elspeth Fisher as their mother, the Baroness.

Cinderella’s faithful companion, Buttons, sees long-standing youth member, David Johnson in his first leading role.

'Cinderella' runs from Friday November 30 to December 1 and from December 7-9 with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are priced at £9 (£7 concessions) with family tickets priced £30, are available from The Civic's box office on 0151 928 1919 or book online at

The Waterloo and Crosby Theatre Company is also lining up a production of the musical ‘Oliver!' in June 2013 at The Civic, and rehearsals will begin in January with open auditions starting in early February.

Further details can be found on the company’s website nearer the time.


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