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  • Company in rehearsal for family pantomime

    Henry James

    FOLLOWING on from last year’s production of Aladdin, The Waterloo & Crosby Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for this year’s 37th Annual Family Pantomime, Cinderella.

    There have been lots of changes since 2017, when Nicci Henshaw took over the role of chairman.

    The Waterloo and Crosby Theatre Company is now a registered charity, they have a new president, Cllr Dave Robinson, mayor of Sefton, and they are using the stage in the Ballroom at Bootle Town Hall for the pantomime for the second year running.

    Nicci said: “I am really happy to be working closely again with staff at Bootle Town Hall and I would like to thank the Mayor of Sefton, Dave Robinson and Trish Morgan for making this possible. Everyone has been working really hard together to ensure that Cinderella is a massive success.”

    The production will again be directed by Julie Cook, with choreography by Sarah Henshaw and music by Ann Dickinson (MBE) and her team.

    The Pantomime follows the traditional story of Cinderella and it includes the usual well known characters that everyone knows and loves. There will be some lively well known songs and lots of classic slap-stick comedy that will have audiences all laughing, cheering and booing.

    The principal role of Cinderella will be played by Aimee Parry. Aimee has been with WCTC for three years, playing a number of roles including one of Belle’s sisters in the 2016 production of Beauty & The Beast, and Jane Maguire in this year's production of Yours. This will be Aimee’s first principal role.

    The role of The Prince will be played by Hannah Johnson, who made her debut appearance with WCTC last year in the role of Aladdin. She is happy to be wearing the trousers again and is looking forward to doing more with this role.

    The cast also includes Tommy Austin who plays Dandini, Sarah Henshaw as the Fairy Godmother, Alex Edgar and David Wanless as the Ugly Sisters, Callum Ashton as the Baroness, Jason Sinclair as the Baron, Megan French as Buttons, Kaitlyn Cumberbirch as Mouldy, Gemma Dutton as Mildew and Pat Howard as Dame Dolly. The cast totals more than 30 members and they have all been working really hard on this fabulous festive pantomime.

    The show is to be performed at Bootle Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle on: Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9 and Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 16th. Performance Times: Fridays at 7.30pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased via the ticket website at: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/theatreco/ or via the ticket line phone number on: 07490-134581.

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