Cinderella Newcastle Theatre Royal
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Cinderella, Newcastle Theatre Royal

What’s it about?

Nowhere does panto season quite like Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. It’s always our first and favourite festive diary date, and it’s the perfect event to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Its sparkling productions are legendary for theatre-goers of all ages – from the comedy and costumes, to the sets and special effects, it never fails to amaze us. The well-known panto team have a special place in the hearts of thousands of North East families and each year sprinkle the city with a whole load of Christmas magic and plenty of festive cheer. It’s the best-selling panto in the country, and it’s easy to see why.

This season, audiences are invited to the most spectacular ball of them all – Cinderella. The cast we know and love are back together in all their sequin-covered, slapstick comedy silliness! Packed with pumpkins, spells, glass slippers and dazzling dance routines, the story sees Cinderella transported to the Prince’s Ball with the help of lovable Buttons, Faerie Godfather, a flying horse-driven carriage and plenty of belly-laughing panto fun.

Who’s in it?

As ever, Danny Adams and Clive Webb lead the cast in this sparkly, side-splitting production of Cinderella. Joining the much-loved duo are panto favourites Chris Hayward (Baroness Volupta), Mick Potts (Dandini) and the lovable Joe McElderry as Faerie Godfather. Oonagh Cox plays Cinderella, Wayne Smith plays Prince Charming and the very funny Kylie Ann Ford and Christina Berriman Dawson play the Ugly Sisters. The cast are, once again, joined by street dance collective and Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Flawless, as The Prince’s Royal Guards.

What’s good about it?

You need to see it to believe it. This really is the best show you’ll see all year! From Danny and Clive’s hilarious double acts and the tongue-in-cheek jokes that go straight over the heads of little ones, to plenty of audience interaction, out-of-this-world special effects and those silly routines and panto traditions we all know and love, we’re certain you’ll leave with the biggest smile and plenty of festive cheer. The cast get the audience going from the off, and the whole theatre is on their feet by curtain call.

Who should see it?

In true panto magic, it’s a show for all ages. It guarantees laughs for little ones, pre-teens, twenty-somethings and people in their 70s. Take your kids, nephews and nieces, grandkids and little sisters and brothers and get ready to indulge in the ultimate, feel-good Christmas magic.

When is it on?

Newcastle Theatre Royal is inviting festive theatre-goers to the best ball in the region until Sunday 15 January 2023. Tickets are priced from £12.50 and are available from: theatreroyal.co.uk.