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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

Lewis as Prince Charming

Cinderella-Suzanne Dando
Prince Charming- LEWIS COLLINS
Fairy Godmother- Avril Angers
Baron Hardup- Alan Randall
Dandini-Barry Hopkins
Mayflower-Gordon Peters
Armada -Martyn Townsend
Buttons-Tom O’Connor

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.

Lewis’s comment:
"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