Up­dated Cinderella panto ready to roll

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Bridgetown Reper­tory The­atre’s pantomime twist on the clas­sic tale of Cinderella will open on Fri­day, af­ter months of auditions and re­hearsals.

This ver­sion of Cinderella is from play­wright Nor­man Rob­bins, who has given the tale a mod­ern makeover.

Direc­tor Vicki Till­man said she held auditions in early Septem­ber and had been work­ing hard with the cast ever since to get the show up and run­ning.

“We have 10 ac­tors, five sup­port­ing ac­tors and eight dancers.

“The dancers are all chil­dren but the ma­jor­ity of the cast are adults,” she said.

Mrs Till­man said she wanted to thank the five back­stage mem­bers and three light­ing crew, who will work be­hind the scenes to keep the play run­ning smoothly.

“My daugh­ter Sarah is also work­ing as a chore­og­ra­pher for the dancers and I’ve re­ally loved work­ing with her in this play,” she said.

The play will run from Novem­ber 30 to De­cem­ber 2 and will then run again the fol­low­ing week­end, De­cem­ber 7 to 9.

Mrs Till­man said her favourite part of di­rect­ing a play was find­ing the right peo­ple for the roles and then bring­ing the ac­tors to­gether.

“It is nice to go from that first read­ing to the dress re­hearsal and see the way peo­ple have de­vel­oped their char­ac­ter,” she said.

She said she hoped to di­rect an Aus­tralian drama from the 80s or 90s af­ter fin­ish­ing this per­for­mance, but was not sure when she would start this next pro­ject.

Tick­ets for Cinderella can be bought on the night from the doors at Bridgetown Reper­tory The­atre.

Dawn Tay­lor plays Cinderella and Lil­lie Hinchy as the Prince in a scene from Cinderella at the Bridgetown Reper­tory The­atre.

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