Cinders invites everyone to the ball at Queen’s Theatre

PUBLISHED: 14:39 24 November 2011

Queen's Theatre photocall for panto production Cinderella - Cinderella - Natasha Moore and Prince Charming - Niall Costigah

Queen's Theatre photocall for panto production Cinderella - Cinderella - Natasha Moore and Prince Charming - Niall Costigah


A touch of Christmas magic and cheer is set to head into Hornchurch when the Queen’s stages this year’s panto treat.

The theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch is presenting a panto production of Cinderella from December 3– January 14.

Boys and girls of all ages can join kind Cinderella on an exciting adventure from rags to riches as The Fairy Godmother transforms her into a dazzling beauty fit for a Prince! There’s no more scrubbing for Cinders – she’s off to The Ball and everyone’s invited!


From enchanted pumpkins to lost crystal slippers, there’ll be magic, mayhem and comedy capers in the best panto in town this Christmas – starring the Queen’s professional resident company of actor-musicians.

The whole family can cheer, boo and laugh at all their favourite panto characters – the riotously wicked Ugly Sisters, stupendously silly Buttons, dashing Prince Charming, thigh-slapping Dandini and bumbling Baron Hardup. And supporting the professional cast is a Young Company of 24 super-talented local schoolchildren, who’ll be singing, dancing and playing various small roles.

Written and directed by Queen’s Artistic Director Bob Carlton with music and lyrics by Queen’s Musical Director Carol Sloman, Cinderella is full of catchy songs, spectacular sets, colourful costumes, side-splitting slapstick and loads of audience participation!

For nearly 60 years, the Queen’s has been producing hugely popular Christmas pantomimes enjoyed by young and old, so families are guaranteed plenty of top-quality, traditional festive entertainment!

Cinderella stars Natasha Moore as Cinderella, Niall Costigan as Prince Charming, Simon Jessop and Tom Jude as the Ugly Sisters, Karen Fisher-Pollard as Fairy Godmother, Mark Stanford as Buttons, Stuart Organ as Baron Hardup, and Callum Hughes as Dandini.

n Tickets are £14 - £21.50, with discounts for groups and families from the box office on 01708 443333 or visit

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