A magnificent horse-drawn carriage carrying pantomime stars will make its way through Ipswich town centre on Thursday.
“Cinderella” will be enchanting an audience young and old this winter at the town’s Regent Theatre but it’s never too early to promote a star-studded panto. Oh, no it’s not!
Shoppers and visitors alike can see the procession make its way from the Regent on Thursday (25th September) at 3pm.
Cinderella and her Prince Charming (CBBC star Gabrielle Green and former STEPS member Lee Latchford-Evans) will be stopping off on the Cornhill to buy a pumpkin from the market before makingtheir way to Christchurch Mansion. With them will be the Ugly Sisters.
The Mayor of Ipswich, Bill Quinton, will be at the Mansion to greet the stars and to formally welcome them to Ipswich.
“Cinderella” is on stage from 20th to 30th December at the Ipswich Regent and is being produced by Enchanted Entertainment.
The Mayor said: “This will be a fabulous launch of a fabulous show and, apart from comedy capers and much mayhem, I am not sure what to expect. What is in no doubt, though, is that this production will attract huge audiences from all over the region to East Anglia’s biggest theatre.”
Producer Guy Pascall said: “Cinderella is the most magical pantomime of them all and we’re really looking forward to bringing this wonderful tale to the Regent Theatre this Christmas. We have real ponies in the show itself, which are going to look amazing when the Fairy Godmother, played by Maureen Nolan, magically transports Cinders to the ball being held by Prince Charming.
“Shoppers will have a sneak preview this Thursday as some of the panto cast travel from the Regent Theatre in abeautiful horse-drawn carriage to Christchurch Mansion. If people see Cinderella and her Prince on the day do give them a cheer and, of course, don’t forget to boo those wicked Ugly Sisters!”