Sunday, November 27, 2022

Cinderella will go to the ball at the Thameside

CINDERELLA is the most magical fairytale of all time and is making a glittering arrival at the Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays for this year’s Christmas Pantomime 2012/13. Cinderella will enchant audiences of all ages with this classic love story suitable for the whole family. The Pantomime will open on Friday 7 December 2012 and run until Sunday 6 January 2013.

Following last year’s amazing success with Aladdin, Polka Dot Pantomimes will once again be producing Essex’s best value Pantomime that will combine a West End cast, spectacular scenery, glittering costumes and some truly magical surprises. Leading the cast will be gorgeous Gemma Bissix who has starred in Eastenders, Hollyoaks and Dancing on Ice. Gemma will be waving her magic wand as Fairy Flustered to help make Cinderella’s dreams come true. Chris Simmons will also be starring alongside Gemma and is best known for his role as DC Mickey Webb in The Bill. Chris is an accomplished actor and singer and his East End charm will get everyone laughing as he takes on the role of Buttons. West End star Wain Douglas is back by popular demand as one of the Ugly Sisters after his superb performance as Dame last year in Aladdin.

Cinderella lives with her wicked stepsisters who make her do all the cleaning, mending and cooking! Will Cinderella be rescued by her Prince and be taken away from her lazy family and live happily ever after?

Oh yes she will!

Tickets for Cinderella are already in great demand and advance bookings are indicating that this show will smash all previous Box Office records, so book your tickets now by calling the Thameside Theatre Box Office on Tel: 0845 300 5264. With 55 fun filled performances running throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays, audiences of all ages will be able to boo the baddies, laugh along with Buttons and cheer on Cinderella and her handsome Prince.

As usual, we are offering a great ‘Early Bird’ deal – which makes Cinderella the best value panto in Essex! If you reserve now and pay by 5pm on Tuesday 9 October 2012 you can save up to £3.50 per ticket. We will need a 25% deposit within 4 days of you making the reservation. To avoid you losing your deposit and reservation, we will phone you when the balance is due, as long as we have your telephone number.

To book your tickets you can telephone us on Tel: 0845 300 5264 or you can pop along to the theatre and book your tickets with our helpful Box Office staff. The Box Office is open 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays 10am to 1.00pm. Alternatively, you can go on-line at www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre any time of the day or night, where you can purchase up to 9 tickets. There are also some excellent discounts for schools, family tickets and party bookers.

Cinderella promises to be Essex’s finest festive treat so don’t miss out and book your tickets before midnight – you’re sure to have a ball! You can also follow this year’s Pantomime on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thameside-Theatre-Pantomime/428019227241582?ref=ts for all the latest news from Cinderella!

Cast

Fairy Flustered Gemma Bissix

Buttons Chris Simmons

Cinderella Eloise Smith

Muriel Wain Douglas

Millicent Andrew Lazarus

Fairy Superior Lydia Fraser

Prince Charming Jamie Buckley

Dandini Stevee Davies

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