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Cinderella

Touring November 2023 to January 2024

(and a few weeks in May too!)

Cinderella’ is a colourful and interactive family-friendly pantomime, with live music, singing and dancing along, excitement, laughter and surprises, and of course plenty of audience interaction.

If you had a Fairy Godmother, what would YOU wish for?

Open to the public:

All performances are 1hr15mins, without an interval. Age guide 4+

 

Monday 18th December, 10.30am

Gillingham, Dorset  

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Monday 18th December, 3pm

Purbeck School, Wareham   

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Tuesday 19th December, 10.30am

Black Cherry Theatre, Bournemouth

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Tuesday 19th December, 2pm

St Barbes Museum, Lymington

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Saturday 13th January, 11am

The Old Hall, Christchurch Junior School, Christchurch

with THE RED HOUSE MUSEUM - ticket link takes you to Hampshire Cultural Trust to book

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Saturday 20th January, 3pm

Damerham Village Hall, Damerham, Fordingbridge

with ROCKBOURNE ROMAN VILLA - ticket link takes you to Hampshire Cultural Trust to book

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Wednesday 24th January, 10am

Romsey & Waterside Day Centre (relaxed performance)

(existing service users only)

Wednesday 24th January, 2pm

Elim Church Hall, Springbourne, Bournemouth (relaxed performance)

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Thursday 25th January, 2pm

Stour Connect Day Centre, Sturminster Newton (relaxed performance)

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Theatre is best when everyone's invited.

All our performances are relaxed and informal, designed to be welcoming to people who might not often to to the theatre, including young children and people with disabilities.

 

All performances in January include embedded sign language. We have widget signs to borrow for non-verbal audience response. You can also borrow large print scripts and a sensory/tactile bag at any performance.

 

Shows marked 'relaxed performance' are especially suitable for adults with learning disabilities,

and will be a supportive, social, friendly environment for the disabled community to relax and enjoy theatre

 

laugh, join in, gasp, sing along, go home smiling...

 

  • We stage our Pantomime in-the-round rather than on a distant stage, allowing the whole audience to see and hear properly. Its a very immersive experience, with the actors surrounded by and interacting with the audience. The action feels VERY close!

  • Around 30 audience members can have a small part in the show, from minor speaking parts to interactive scenery (strictly volunteers only - we never pick on people!). It makes each performance unique to its audience, and adds a layer of fun and involvement far beyond dragging unwilling participants onto stage, or just shouting from your seat.

  • We are a small company, our cast are very skilled, and every show is written for specific actors to perform using their unique talents....things which make live theatre vivid and exciting.

  • We write for children, families, and people with disabilities of all ages. Age guide 4+. Shows are 1 hr 15min with no interval. We have a 'soft start' - during the first 15 minutes you can volunteer to be in the show and have a quick practice of your part, and anyone who's anxious can meet the baddie beforehand so that they can relax and enjoy the show. We all laugh together: there's no jokes which might make you feel uncomfortable in the company of kids.

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STOP PRESS!!  

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we've been awarded Arts Council funding to write our Pantomime

with help from ALL OF YOU!

Whats Cinderellas story? YOU decide! 

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Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to making all our work as sustainable as possible - thinking about how we make and re-use

the props and costumes, how we travel around,

and how our audiences reach the shows.

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Accessibility

We want to make our work as accessible as possible.

We have been working with

Chris Flounders from Simply Training for the past 2 years

to embed sign language in our shows.

There will be large print scripts, Widget Symbol audience response cards, and a sensory bag to borrow for performances, and a list of audience responses that can be pre-programmed into a sensory voice pad.

We try to hold performances that are accessible on public transport, or are right at the heart of the community we want to perform for, at sensible family friendly prices.

Please drop us a line for more info or any suggestions

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Cinderella

Story Creation - September 2023

 

Thanks to Arts Council funding, we'll be creating the story for this year’s Pantomime - 'Cinderella'

- with help from all of you!

We'll perform the opening scene - YOU decide what  happens next!

​With our audience (yes YOU!) firmly in charge, we'll invent an entirely new Cinderella Story together.

As each scene comes together, we'll perform it - along with anyone who wants to join in! 

Expect performances which are hilarious, silly, collaborative, full of unexpected characters, monsters and plot twists!

 

 

What if...???

A journey into our collective imaginations, we ask What if?.......

What if the fairy godmother forgot how to do magic?

What if Cinders and Charming don't like each other?  Don't meet each other?

What if Cinderella doesn't leave the ball at Midnight?  

What if......

The ideas from these improvised performances will be gathered together, and from the amazing well

of audience creativity, the storyline for our winter pantomime will emerge!

Join in!

During September, we're performing ‘Cinderella Stories' at primary schools, adult day centres,

disability drama clubs, and venues and events.

Saturday 16th September - 10.30am-11.30am

Inspire Weekend Festival, St Barbes Museum, Lymington

 

Saturday 16th September - 3.00pm-4.00pm

Rockbourne Roman Villa, Fordingbridge

 

Community performances

Are we coming to your school or group?

We'll be performing with students at Eling Infant School, Waterside Primary School, Hythe Primary School, Calmore Infants School and Fawley Infants School.

Performance for adults with disabilities at Romsey and Waterside Day Centre

Performances with 2 disability Drama Clubs: Dazzarama Drama (Bournemouth) and SCARF (New Milton)

Cinderella Stories - September 2023

All of the improvised stories will be shared here  - we invite you to read, enjoy, and tell us what you think of them!

The stories are very unique to their audiences, with 'in-jokes' and often a strange dream-like quality.

Its fascinating to see where different groups of people wander from the same starting point.

Any ideas that you really like?

Any characters you'd like to see more of?

What would YOU have contributed to the story?

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Read all the wonderful devised stories here:

Schools:

Waterside Primary School

Eling Infant School 

Hythe Primary School

Calmore Infant School

Fawley Infant School

General Public performances:

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

Rockbourne Roman Villa

Adults with learning disabilities:

Romsey and Waterside Day Service

Drama Clubs for adults and young people with learning disabilties and autism

SCARF Drama Club

Dazzarama Drama Club

Get Creative!

Download our Pantomime Creation Activity Pack to dive into a wonderland of creativity, designed for use before and after a performance of 'Cinderella'.

 

 

 

Using the filmed opening scene as a starting point, you can try creating your own Cinderella Story!

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