SEFTON Council bosses believe The Atkinson’s pantomime this year is a “big opportunity for people to come together and celebrate “Christmas.”
David Eddy, Localities Team manager at the council was talking at the press launch of Cinderella, which will star Claire Sweeney as The Fairy Godmother, and is being produced by LHK Productions for the second year.
David said: “We are just thrilled to be open again as are all the theatres are up and down the country. It means so much to us to have audiences back in our spaces. This year we will have the opportunity to show what a full-scale production can be like. We had such a great time last year, I am really confident with a full audience we can put some real Christmas magic in The Atkinson.
“We are hoping to see lots of local families with people from further afield coming into The Atkinson this year. It is also an opportunity for us to reconnect with some of our community groups as well and people who have supported one another through the last couple of years. We hope the schools will come too. This is a big opportunity for people to come together and celebrate Christmas.”
Claire Sweeney is probably best-known for playing Lindsey Corkhill in Brookside. Cinderella is played by Mia Molloy. Southport’s Tom Burroughs will also be appearing. He was the driver of the tram which derailed from the viaduct in Coronation Street during the 50th anniversary of the show in 2010.
Cinderella is at The Atkinson on Lord Street from December 10 to January 2. For tickets, visit: www.theatkinson.co.uk.