by John Morley
Company: Theatre Services Ltd.
Venue: The Old Palace Theatre, Plymouth
Performance dates: 24th December 1982 to 4th February 1983
Synopsis: The traditional fairytale is turned into a magical pantomime including Prince Charming, Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and, of course, the Fairy Godmother who turns a pumpkin and mice into a carriage and horses
|Prince Charming||-||LEWIS COLLINS|
|Fairy Godmother||-||Avril Angers|
|Baron Hardup||-||Alan Randall|
There were two productions of Cinderella in Plymouth that year, leading to a friendly rivalry. The two casts appeared together on Saturday Superstore in a charity "Yes/No" competition.
"I'm really looking forward to it. I'd have liked a slapstick rôle but I shall play Prince Charming straight."
"I've had some leg-pulling, but I'm enjoying myself!"
"Lewis Collins manages to come over as a carefree and handsome prince, far removed from the artificial haughty kind seen in past pantos" The Stage, 13th January, 1983