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Cinderella Cast Announced!

September 30, 2016


Oh, yes they are! We are truly delighted to announce a fantastic line-up for our 2016 pantomime production, Cinderella! Glass slippers, pumpkins, wands and magic at the ready, we’re in for the most enchanted pantomime yet! What are you waiting for? Meet the cast below – and there might just be a familiar face in the mix…


Rose Crawforth

Our Cinderella Rose is originally from London and studied at the prestigious BRIT School for 2 years before completing a degree in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Whilst in training, Rose appeared in several musicals including ‘Ruthless’, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and ‘Grease’. Rose has also performed at venues such as The Criterion Theatre and was chosen as a lead vocalist for BBC Radio 2 as part of ‘Friday Night is Music Night’. She most recently appeared as a lead vocalist/dancer for a Theatre Company in Norfolk and in a Concert called ‘West End Old and New’ featuring Wendi Peters and other west end performers.


Steve Banks

Playing Prince Charming is Steve, who grew up in Dover, Kent. Steve began performing at the age of 12 with his local amateur dramatic group and at his school, where he played the role of ‘Jesus’ in Godspell, touring at first in the U.K. before heading off to Croatia. Since then, he has performed in various musicals, such as Sweeney Todd, Oliver, and Phantom of the Opera, that sent Steve off round the world to places such as Belgium, Siberia, and the USA to perform. Steve completed his grade 8 in singing, as well as training in jazz, commercial, and contemporary dance.

Steve attended the University of Northampton in 2012, studying BA (Hons) Acting graduating in 2015 with a first class degree when he won the university’s prestigious ‘Best Actor’ award. Since graduating, Steve has been performing in musicals and Christmas pantomimes, puppetry and mask shows, as well as touring with educational theatre productions, recently heading oversea to Italy. Steve is very excited to be playing ‘Prince Charming’ in this year’s Cinderella.


Jessica Niles

Fairy Godmother Jessica graduated from University with a Musical Theatre Degree and has been acting professionally since the age of 16.

Credits include: Bertha in ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS (Charing Cross Theatre), Honeysuckle in DREAM FAIRIES (The Australian Shakespeare Company/Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew), Beauty in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Miss Hannigan in ANNIE JNR (Arts Theatre, West End), Liz in DANCE CLASS (International Tour/Vienna English Theatre), Mary in THE PERFECT CITY (UK Tour), Flo White in FLO WHITE AND THE 7 DWAGS and SMOKEY JOES CAFE (Minack Theatre, Cornwall).

Jessica has also filmed a number of TV supporting roles and was a lead vocalist on Channel 5’s DON’T STOP BELIEVING. Jessica is delighted to be playing the Fairy Godmother this year and would like to give a huge thank you to her family and friends for all their constant support.


Daniel Cane

Dressing up as Ugly Sister, Daniel’s theatre credits include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Frinton Summer Season 2016); Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Winter Gardens, Blackpool); Ensemble & u/s Patsy, Sir Robin & Herbert in Spamalot (UK Tour); Albert in Free As Air (Finborough Theatre); Will Harvey in Will Harvey’s War, Bobby in The Irving Berlin Songbook, Tom Tulliver in The Mill on the Floss (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); Ugly Sister Dextoxica in Cinderella (Hall for Cornwall); Little Me (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Sam in Gay’s The Word (Jermyn Street Theatre)l PC New-Kee in Aladdin (Hall for Cornwall); Walker Wilkins in Merrie England (Finborough Theatre); Dennis in Gay’s The Word (Finborough Theatre); Itsy/Soldier in The Love of the Nightingale (Tour); Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Thursford).

Television and Short Film credits include: Matt in Crimewatch (BBC); Donald Allbright in Tell Me (Freefall Films); Boyfriend in Westminster (Freefall Films); Darren in Cold Turkey (Leading Light Prod); Lee in Human Nature (Dreamfinder Prod).

Workshop credits include: Woyzeck in The Ruby Necklace.

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Brad Clapson

Our other Ugly Sister is Brad, who is so happy to be returning to his hometown and his favourite theatre! He is very happy to put on his heels and wig again to play one of the ugly sisters!…His dad is very proud!

Credits Include:

2016, Stage, Movement Director, BEN HUR, Reading Rep, Christie O’Carrol

2016, Musical, Choreographer, OZ REVISITED, South Hill Park, Mark Hooper

2016, Musical, Choreographer, OLIVER!, The Wilde Theatre, Adam Stafford

2016, Musical, Panel Guest, FRINGEY FROLLICKS, The Union Theatre, Chris Kiely

2016, Choreography, Choreographer, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, Hit The Mark Productions, Mark Hooper

2015, Musical, Man 3, PUTTING IT TOGETHER, Blunt Fringe Theatre, Stephen Whitson

2015, Site Specific, B – Guest Host, HEARTBREAK HOTEL, Zebedee Productions, Sam Curtis-Lindsay

2015, Stage, Hobby, TEECHERS, Blackeyed Theatre Company, South Hill Park, Adrian McDougall

2015, Stage, Wishee Washee, ALADDIN, The Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Julian Hirst

2014, Stage, Swing Singer, SWINGIN’ IN SLIPPERS, Swingin’ in Slippers, The Hideaway

2013, Stage, Lead Male Singer, KEEP SMILING TROUGH, Waterloo East/Edinburgh Festival, Clare Evans & Rosie Hill

2013, Stage, Narrator/Cabaret Act, LE RONDE – A NEW GAY MUSICAL, Homo Promos, Peter Scott-Presland


Kristian Cunningham

Kristian plays Buttons, Cinderella’s friend, and he graduated last summer from the Urdang Academy.

Theatre Credits: 27:Rise Of A Falling Star (The Cockpit Theatre), When I Grow Up (Platform Theatre), Aladdin (Camberley Theatre).

Credits whilst training: Frank Jr (Catch Me If You Can), Lead Vocalist (The World Goes Round), Max (Lend Me a Tenor), Michael Spofford (The Witches of Eastwick), Ensemble (Evita) and Ensemble (Chess).

Television: McDonalds Commercial (Leo Burnett), Half Moon Investigations (CBBC) and This Is England (Film 4).


  1. Gillian Simms

    Sounds great. When does it run from to?

    • Shu-Chi Souillard

      It runs from 30 Nov to 3 Jan. See you here?!

  2. Julie robbins

    When are bookings being taken for Christmas pantomime please.

    • Shu-Chi Souillard

      Hi there. Tickets are on sale now. Give the box office a call on (01344) 484123 or book online. We hope to welcome you here soon!

  3. Nicola Fielding

    When do tickets go on sale please?

    • Shu-Chi Souillard

      Hi there. Tickets are on sale now. Give the box office a call on (01344) 484123 or book online. We hope to welcome you here soon!