The shoe fits as Lovelace panto offers true story of ‘Cinderella’

THE CAST of the upcoming Lovelace Theatre Group panto
THE CAST of the upcoming Lovelace Theatre Group panto

IT’S pantomime time again, oh yes it is! And Hucknall’s Lovelace Theatre Group are ready to serve up another fun-packed treat with ‘Cinders — The True Story’.

Talented Anna Nesbitt (18), a sixth-form student at Holgate Comprehensive School in Hucknall, is a relative newcomer to the Lovelace ranks but takes on the role of downtrodden Cinderella in a rags-to-riches tale that has the ingredients for success.

Tom Morley and Tony Garwood team up to play the ugly sisters, Dotty and Potty — a gruesome twosome audiences will love to hate — while Mark Swinson, the group’s regular Dame, plays the Good Fairy.

Twelve-year-old Bailey Watson, a pupil of Hucknall National Church of England Academy, is cast as Buttons, rising star Beth Garwood plays Prince Charming and Hucknall businesswoman Jess Wall plays Dandini, the prince’s aide.

Newcomer Daniel Knight teams up with Vicki Clarke with the pair taking on the roles of Baron and Baroness Hardup.

Graham Smith, who played King Rat in Lovelace’s last pantomime, is director this time with the panto written by David Tristram.

The show is running on the evenings of Thursday January 26, Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28. There is also a matinee a week tomorrow.

OUR PHOTOS show the cast of the panto and Cinderella herself, young Holgate Comprehensive School star Anna Nesbitt (STORY AND PHOTO BY: Peter Jordan)