Get ready to take part in the only officially-allowed theatrical heckling outside of stand-up comedy as pantomime season arrives at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre.
This year’s panto is Cinderella. It will run from Friday 29 November 2013 – Sunday 5 January 2014 and will star Matt Lapinskas as Prince Charming (who better?). Matt is best known for his role in Eastenders starring opposite David Essex and then skating his way into the Dancing on Ice finals.
TV presenter Anna Williamson will star opposite Matt in the title role. Anna is best known as a Nickelodeon and CiTV presenter, Daybreak correspondent and entertainment reporter for Digital Spy.
Also amongst the star-studded line-up will be Andrew Agnew as Buttons. Andrew has become one of the most recognisable faces in children’s television having starred as PC Plum in CBeebies’ BAFTA award-winning Balamory. Jessica Martin (Spitting Image, Doctor Who) stars as the Fairy Godmother, with David Ball and Byron Mondhl as the Ugly Sisters, Marcus Knibbs as Baron Hurdup and Charles Brunton as Dandini.
Cinderella continues the Churchill Theatre Bromley annual tradition of staging magical, festive pantomimes. With glittering sets and costumes, hilarious jokes, bags of audience participation plus a special appearance from the Sensational Shetland ponies, Cinderella is fantastic seasonal fun for the whole family.
The Churchill will hold its second relaxed / autism friendly Pantomime performance on Wednesday 4th December at 1.30pm as part of its long term commitment to maximise access to entertainment in Bromley.
Relaxed performances are designed to benefit those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other patrons who may find the experience of visiting a theatre daunting, for example parents with babies or young children attending the theatre for the first time. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be very relaxed and in particular the making of noises (both involuntary or otherwise) during the performance and audience members moving in and out of the auditorium will not be discouraged. There are likely to be some small changes to the show, in terms of lighting and sound cues, but the overall content of show will not change.
Tickets for the shows can be booked through the ATG Tickets website.