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A Traditional Family Pantomime


Written & Directed by James Barry
Music by Simon Slater

This year's panto is a magical retelling of the greatest fairytale of them all.

From the same team behind our record breaking production of The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella promises to be our greatest Christmas production ever!

With original songs, loads of corny gags, audience participation and some surprising twists to the tale, the whole family is bound to have a ball!

Cinderella is kindly supported by Paris Smith

"I have to say that Cinderella is probably the best [panto] I’ve seen."

Winchester Today

"These are two hours I hope to remember always."


Performance schedule

Date Times Performance type
Tue 26 Dec 2.30pm
Wed 27 Dec 11am
Fri 29 Dec 11am (Relaxed & Signed) Silver
Fri 29 Dec 2.30pm Gold
Sat 30 Dec 11am
Sun 31 Dec 11am
Mon 1 Jan 11.30am

Accessible performances

Relaxed performances

Thu 7 Dec 1.15pm & Fri 29 Dec 11am

Relaxed performances are specially designed to provide a supportive environment for children and adults with learning difficulties, special needs or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The performances are open to everyone but will be particularly suited to these groups.

What happens at Relaxed performances?

  • The auditorium lights will be kept low throughout the show and any loud noises on stage will be softened.
  • Audience members may leave or re-join the performance at any time and staff will be on hand to help out.
  • A visual story can be downloaded in advance (see below) to explain what to expect from the performance and how to find your way around the theatre.
  • There will be a chill-out area set aside for those who need time out from the performance.

The pantomime is family-friendly and traditional in format with a hero, a villain, a dame and lots of music and audience participation.

The running time will be approximately 2 hours with an interval of 15-20 minutes after one hour.

If you'd like any further information on Relaxed performances please speak to a member of our Box Office on 01962 840 440.

Audio-described performance and Touch Tour

Sun 10 Dec 11am

(Touch Tour begins 10am)

Visually impaired audiences members can listen to a narrator describing the action on stage between the dialogue via a set of headphones.

Touch Tours take place 1 hour ahead of the Audio-described performance and allow the audience members to visit the set and feel the props to familiarise themselves ahead of the show.

BSL Interpreted performances

Thu 7 Dec 1.15pm, Sat 9 Dec 7pm & Fri 29 Dec 11am

During these performances, a British Sign Language interpreter stands at the side of the stage clearly visible to the audience and interprets the spoken word and sound effects.

Cinderella is kindly supported by Paris Smith

"...packed full of laughs, corny gags and wholesome family fun."

Hampshire Chronicle

Production photos by Ali Wright

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