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First look: Cinderella pantomime at Corn Exchange Newbury

Cinderella at Corn Exchange Newbury ©The Other Richard
Cinderella at Corn Exchange Newbury ©The Other Richard

First look production photos from Corn Exchange Newbury’s Cinderella panto have been revealed.

The Christmassy pantomime which runs is running now at the venue through to Sunday, 2 January 2022.

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Chloe Gentles (Mamma Mia!, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), will play the title role of Cinderella with William Beckerleg (Madagascar, Summer Holiday) as Prince Charming.

Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard

Joining them are Susan Harrison (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Peter Pan Goes Wrong) as one of the Stepsisters alongside Ali James (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Tell Me On A Sunday) and Justin Brett (Million Dollar Quartet) as Lady Barbara Hardup.

Jade Johnson (The Book of Mormon) plays the Fairy and Billy Roberts (Nativity the Musical) will play Prince Charming’s trusty servant.

Completing the cast are Jordan Benjamin (Hairspray, London Coliseum) and Rachel Breeze (The Best of the West End).

Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard

Helmed once again by comedy writing team Plested and Brown, Cinderella promises to be fun for all the family with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades and lots of magic and sparkle!

Cinderella is written and directed by Plested and Brown, who are Clare Plested, Adam Brown and Amanda Wilsher.

Also on the creative team are musical supervisor Dai Watts (The Seeker), musical director Jordan Paul Clarke (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical), choreographer Holly Hughes (Sasha Regan’s All-Male Mikado) and designer Mark Walters (Glitter Pantomimes).

Katy Griffiths, Director of Corn Exchange Newbury, said: “Pantomime is such a magical time of year for everyone at the Corn Exchange. Plested & Brown have really pulled out all the stops this year, and with an incredible cast to match, I know that visitors of all ages are going to have a ball(!) with us at Cinderella this year.”

Cinderella plays at Corn Exchange Newbury from Friday, 26 November to Sunday, 2 January 2022. Tickets priced from £16.50 are available online now from www.cornexchangenew.com.

Cinderella - Corn Exchange  ©The Other Richard
Cinderella – Corn Exchange ©The Other Richard
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