IT’S a well known fairytale – the story of good overcoming bad – and charming Prince Charming himself.
And it’s the talented Yorkshire-based Far Out Theatre who are bringing Cinderella to the Holmfirth Picturedrome.
Artistic director Suzy Dix promises the show will be a real treat – fun for all the family, adults and children alike.
It runs at the Holmfirth Picturedrome from Wednesday, December 14 until January 2.
And it sees two local students playing the lead role of Cinders.
Suzy said: “It’s very much a traditional pantomime and we stick to the story of Cinderella too, but it’s got quite a modern twist to it.
“There’s modern songs, jokes for children and plenty for the mums and dads to enjoy too.
“It matches the vibe of the venue, the Picturedrome is very much a live music venue which suits our show too.
“We’ve a cast with some young members and they’ve helped make it quite a funky show.”
There are eight principals and three girls share the role of Cinderella.
Barnsley’s Kate McNally, 27, plays Cinderella and Suzy said she brings some “northern charm” to the role.
Understudy to Kate and guaranteed to appear in some of the Holmfirth dates are students Caroline Hamilton, 15, and Florence Anstey, 16.
Caroline is a Holmfirth High School pupil, while Florence is a student at Greenhead College.
“They are both such beautiful singers,” Suzy added. “They’ve got amazing voices and they bring something different to the show.
“It gives it a younger, fresher insight.”
Dancers from Huddersfield’s Heavy Arts Theatre School are involved.
Suzy said: “I’m the artistic director but the panto has come about from the ideas of the wider group, it’s been an ensemble of ideas and organising.
“We started planning the panto in June and rehearsals started in September and everything is coming together nicely.
“It’s an exciting time, I love the run up to the show – even though it’s nerve-wracking you see everything come together.”
Cinderella and Holmfirth Picturedrome starts on December 14 and runs until January 2 with nightly and matinee performances.
For tickets visit www.farouttheatre.com or call the Picturedrome on 01484 689 759.