Nottingham Playhouse launches its Christmas Panto

Playhouse Panto launch

What’s your first sign of Christmas? Adverts on the telly? Music in the shops? This year for me it was a visit to Nottingham Playhouse for the unveiling of NCT’s Panto Bus.

This year’s panto is Cinderella and, while not a pumpkin, the NCT’s bus was suitably decked out, with Cinderella and Buttons on hand to spread a little festive cheer.

For anyone (like me) who hasn’t seen or read the story before it’s the story of a dashing prince hosting a ball, which Cinderella would give anything to go to, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love?

Written and directed as ever by the Nottingham institution that is Kenneth Alan Taylor, you can be sure to expect, in the Playhouse’s words: “Sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance.”

The launch saw Cinderella (Kelly Agredo) and Buttons (Tim Frater) spreading festive cheer both at the Playhouse and in John Lewis, with children invited to colour in Cinderella’s slipper for a chance to win tickets to the show.

Both are excited to be spreading festive cheer in the city once again and I’m looking forward to catching a performance!

The panto runs from 1 December to 20 January and tickets start at £23, with Family tickets from £100, you can book online too.

Posted on 15 November 2017
Featured author: Chris Hickman

NTU graduate and lived in the Midlands for 25 years. Love the outdoors and anywhere with food, drink and an open fire!

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