Cinderella – the Pantomime!


HYT Proudly Presents:

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Written by Ben Crocker

Adapted by Judy Sampson and Peter Collins

Directed by Judy Sampson

12th – 17th January 2016

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

To celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, Hills Youth Theatre will revive an old, favourite tradition – the pantomime!  Each year, from the early 1990’s until 2004, then tutor and now beloved Patron Joan Leslie wrote and directed HYT’s annual summer pantomime which were enormously successful and usually played to sold-out houses.  Now, eleven years later, HYT will bring the fun and magic of pantomime to a new audience with the timeless fairy tale, Cinderella.

This timeless tale of Cinderella who goes from rags to riches will delight audiences of all ages. The story follows the traditional tale with the Evil Step-Mother and Ugly step-sisters mistreatment of Cinderella in the Mansion kitchen; the faithful Buttons who is in love with her; The Prince and his servant Dandini swap roles causing mayhem; Cinderella’s kindness to the old woman who turns out to be her Fairy Godmother (the Dame in the show); a magical transformation, the splendour of the Ball and the handsome Prince; the dramatic exit as the clock strikes midnight; the hunt for the slipper’s owner and the glorious happy ending.

Pantomime is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed, generally during the Christmas and New Year season, especially in the UK and, to a lesser extent, in other English-speaking countries. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale.  It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.

Twists, turns, music, mirth, magic, mayhem and madcap audience participation make this a wonderful and entertaining production that the whole family will enjoy.

Performance Dates:

Tuesday 12th 7:00 pm
Wednesday 13th 2:00pm
Thursday 14th 10:30am
Friday 15th 10:30am
Saturday 16th 2:00pm
Sunday 17th 2:00pm

Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite
story book character for a walk on stage!

Press Release Cinderella January 2016

6 thoughts on “Cinderella – the Pantomime!

  1. Fiona

    Absolutely brilliant! Loved it all, the way everybody was included, everybody was important, including the great and very apt song choices, the humour the set and the costumes were fantastic. It opened with a bang and delivered all the way through. My six year old grandson found it hilarious as did we. Just loved the step sisters, but then I loved everybody, too many to mention. What fun you all must have had. Bring back the organ/piano as the music it would make my day.

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