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Panto fun is coming to Oundle with the ever popular Cinderella…

This classic story sees a local hero help bring the fairtytale to life as actor Michael Cross returns to the stage in his hugely popular role as the Dame.

Telling Tales Theatre Company brings professional Pantomime to Oundle’s Stahl Theatre once again with a great cast and director set to entertain all the family.

Join the dashing Prince Charming, the horrid ugly sisters, the lovable Buttons, the enchanting Fairy Godmother and of course, the beautiful Cinderella at the ball and it sounds like a Christmas to remember.

Written and Directed by Simon Aylin, who comes straight from writing Pantomimes for stars including Nigel Havers, Louie Spence, Linda Robson, Joe McElderry, Adam Woodyatt, Jessie Wallace and Keith Chegwin, to direct a multitalented cast of professional actors. It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas holidays!

Writer and Producer Simon Aylin told ESP – “It’s so much fun bringing Pantomime to my local area. I’ve just finished writing Pantomimes that will star TV’s Pauline Quirke, Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas and Union J’s Jaymi Hensley. I’m really looking forward to seeing those shows – they’ll be spectacular big budget performances. But there is something uniquely special about Pantomime at the Stahl in Oundle. It’s such an intimate venue and that means there is a really special relationship between the cast and the audience. There’ll be some great jokes, some real magic and some great pop music people will know and love.”

Michael Cross is well known for his comic turns as the Dame in many pantos over the years and knows exactly how to work an audience. Simon is delighted to have him in the cast – “We’re so lucky to have Michael Cross return to be our Dame again this year. I’ve worked with so many Dames in my career, but Michael is the best. I worked with him at the Key Theatre and learnt so much from him. It’s a real privilege to be getting to go onstage with him once again. We’re going to have so much fun together.”

There’s plenty of local talent with two different theatre schools taking part in the show. There are children from the Oundle Performing Arts Academy performing on the 19th, 20th and 21st Dec, and another team of fantastic youngsters from Peterborough’s Tu Dance performing on the 22nd and 23rd.

“We’ve been rehearsing with them already,” adds Simon, “and they really complete the show. The pro’s on stage will have to really perform their socks off to match the local kids enthusiasm for the show.”

Catch Cinderella at The Stahl Theatre in Oundle on the following dates:

December 19 and 20 at 6pm (*OPAA Green Team)

December 21 at 3pm and 6pm (*OPAA Red Team)

December 22 at 3pm and 6pm (*Tu Dance Green Team)

December 23 at 1pm and 4pm (*Tu Dance Red Team)

All tickets £15.50 (absolutely no booking fees apply)

To book visit or pop into The Stahl Theatre box office.

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