YOU shall go to the ball – the stage is set for Rugby Theatre’s annual pantomime, a production of the timeless fairytale Cinderella.
The show follows a rock ‘n’ roll Cinderella, Prince Charming and the magical fairy godmother on a journey of laughter, adventure and a spectacular royal ball. But they will need the audience’s help to boo and hiss at the outrageous ugly sisters and the wicked stepmother.
Director Emma Bright said: “This is the story of Cinderella that everyone knows and loves – a vibrant show with slapstick, silliness and magic.
“We also have a meet and greet in our bar directly opposite the theatre, where young and old can get a selfie with their favourite hero, heroine or villain.”
Flamboyant costumes, stunning scenery and memorable musical numbers with a live band all help Cinderella in her breathtaking transformation from rags to riches.
The adult cast are joined by local youngsters from the Carrie Bianco Stage School who will perform dance routines.
Emma added: “This is a great show for the whole family. There are a few bangs and flashes, but nothing is too scary, although parents might want to think about ear defenders for very young children. We have a limited number of booster seats which are free to use, or parents can bring their own.
“The cast are amazing, and everyone on and off stage has been working hard to bring you a truly fabulous show. We’re selling out fast, so don’t miss our fabulous annual pantomime – you’ll have a ball.”
Tickets are expected to sell out, so early booking is recommended. Cinderella runs from January 19-28, with discounts available for groups of four or more. Tickets are available at www.rugbytheatre.co.uk, or by calling the Rugby Theatre box office on 01788 541234.