insideKENT Magazine insideKENT October 2018 Issue 79 - Page 34

ARTS+ENTERTAINMENT YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL THIS CHRISTMAS! See the classic fairytale come to life this December as Cinderella – Charlotte Haines – transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters, and, with the help of her hilarious friend Buttons – Phil Reid – and one very magical Fairy Godmother – Lesley Joseph – wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming. Nearly 40 ,000 theatregoers attended the Churchill Theatre’s pantomime last year, making it the most successful ever, and this year’s show looks set to break a new record. Regarded as the jewel in the festive season’s crown, Cinderella will be packed full of magic, audience participation and fun for all the family. Behind the theatre’s spectacular annual pantomime, which is enjoyed by audiences of all ages are Qdos Entertainment. Executive producer, Jonathan Kiley commented on having such an iconic actress taking on the role of the Fairy Godmother this year: “Lesley Joseph is an absolute star in the world of pantomime, with fabulous comic timing, an array of fantastic costumes and sheer, unadulterated stage presence making her the perfect Fairy Godmother for Cinderella at the Churchill Theatre.” 34 The much-loved actress and broadcaster is best known for playing man-eater Dorien Green in the sitcom Birds of a Feather, and has had an illustrious stage career, appearing recently as Frau Blücher in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein in the West End. Churchill Theatre director, Chris Glover added: “We are delighted to have Lesley Joseph as our Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Churchill Theatre this festive season.” Cinderella will feature all of the ingredients audiences have come to expect: a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy. Add some extra sparkle to your Christmas build up with a family pantomime trip; the perfect festive treat that can be tied in with tackling your Christmas shopping. Generous discounts for groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances. The clock is ticking, so book your tickets now! Cinderella is running at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley from Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th December; please visit www.churchilltheatre.co.uk, or call the Box Office on 020 3285 600.