Cinderella is given a seasonal twist at the Mermaid Arts Centre
Cinderella had a host of admirers vying for her attentions at Mermaid Arts Centre last week.
This was the pantomime A Christmas Cinderella produced by Performers Theatre School.
The show was on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the theatre.
It was a wonderful production, with children from age three to 16 taking part.
Buttons, Cinders’ friend, has harboured a secret love for the girl for a long time.
However, both Prince Charming and his servant Dandini fall for the beauty when they meet her.
The all-singing all-dancing sisters Tutti and Fruity want to nab the prince for themselves, and don’t think much of Cinderella.
In a fun and festive take on the traditional tale, the ‘ ball’ is the scene of some very skilled hip hop dancing, where Cinders ultimately loses a shoe.
The prince then goes on a quest to find out whom the shoe fits.
Poor buttons and Dandini haven’t a hope with Prince Charming as their rival. And while Cinderella does point out that he hasn’t actually proposed, she accepts his offer immediately!
All of this happens with a Christmas twist, with the show well and truly stolen by the troop’s youngest children.
The little stars have been busy growing in the forest.
They came on stage twice during the performance to sing their songs at Cinderella’s request, once before the interval and again at the very end of the play.
The cast of course included the Fairy Godmother, the people of the village, a mini Santa Claus and a younger version of Cinderella.
There was a great atmosphere at the Mermaid, with the audience getting on board with some of the singing and interacting with the cast.
Offering classes in musical theatre for children aged from just 3yrs up to teens, the school was established in Bray in 1997, and visits the Mermaid Arts Centre bi-annually in both May and December.
‘Our classes are run in a bright and spacious studio, with a happy and positive learning environment. We pride ourselves in offering classes that are first and foremost fun!. Our students feel part of a group, valued and happy. All our classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, where children receive both individual and group tuition’.
The new term starts on Saturday January 10, in the Merrill Leisure Club, Bray.
For further information you can contact (086) 8397517, or find the school on Facebook, where they are currently running a competition to win a full term of classes in the new year.
Some of the cast of A Christmas Cinderella in the Mermaid Theatre in Bray.
Naoise Henderson Lacey, Robyn Lynch, Ellie Ryan and Holly Lewis Hobson.