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Cinderella – 2021 Christmas Panto

November, 2021

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November 26 (Friday) - January 3 (Monday)


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


Various Prices Available – Click ‘Book Tickets’ for a Full Breakdown

Event Details

Cinderella – 2021 Christmas Panto

Following South Hill Park’s fastest and best-selling pantomime ever (Aladdin 2019), the magic returns to the Wilde Theatre with a brand new version of the timeless tale Cinderella (opening Fri 26 Nov 2021).

Cinderella must go to the ball and meet her prince – but what evil tricks will the wicked step sisters play to stop Cinders finding her happy ever after?

So no ‘ifs’ or ‘Buttons’, join us for a 2021 festive season filled with fabulous fun, colourful characters, slapstick comedy, enchantment and all the creative sparkle you’ve come to love in this Great British pantomime favourite.

An award-worthy pantomime! Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) was highly regarded by the Great British Pantomime Awards with a nomination for Best Script (Joyce Branagh). Our talented designer Victoria Spearing won the award for Best Staging/Set Design.

Booking Information

For Group/School bookings please email the Box Office to book your tickets on For details of our schools and group booking policy please click here (PDF).

Family tickets = 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children.

Concession tickets = Seniors over 65yrs, full time students and unemployed (in receipt of unemployment benefit).

Babies under 12 months go free if you hold your child during the performance. If you wish to leave your baby in its carrier seat you will need to purchase a ticket.

Booster Seats Available
Booster seats are available for hire during performances in the Wilde Theatre. £1 per seat, limited availability, no reservations. They will be available from the Wilde Theatre Foyer before the performance, payment by cash only.
Important note: Booster seats are NOT permitted for use in the middle and upper tier of the theatre.

Wheelchair/Accessible Spaces
There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces in the stalls of the Wilde Theatre. If you or one of your party has limited mobility please speak to our Box Office team on 01344 484123 before booking. Companions for people with registered disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket.

Special Performances

ADULT ONLY Performances – Over 18yrs only
Important Note: Children under 18yrs are NOT permitted to attend this performance. Family and child tickets are not available for ADULT ONLY performances.

British Sign Language – signed performance
Sat 4 Dec 12.30pm

Relaxed ‘Autism Friendly’ Performance
Sat 27 Nov 12.30pm
There will be a relaxed performance where the house lights are left low, and pyrotechnics and sound levels are reduced.

A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to, and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, people living with dementia, parents with very young children on their first outing to the theatre, and anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.

Programmes are available to order in advance for £3.50 or to purchase on the day of the performance for £4.

Cast Biographies

Michael Ayiotis – Buttons
Michael couldn’t be happier to be spending his Christmas performing back at South Hill Park in this year’s pantomime.

He returns for his third year after fantastic runs as Dick Whittington in 2018, and Abanazar in 2019.

Aaliya Bhatti – Deeny/Understudy
Aaliya is delighted to be apart of this incredibly talented cast for her first professional pantomime. Aaliya’s previous credits include Rose in Dogfight and Mimi in Artemis College’s production of RENT, where she currently trains.

Beth Bradley – Grace Less
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Credits includes: Lead Vocalist for AIDA Cruises, Ensemble in Around the World in 80 Days (The Union Theatre), Cover Wendy/Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (De Montfort Hall, Leicester), Renfield in Krankenstein (Original Cast), Baby Rose in Babes in Arms (Ye Old Rose & Crown), Nancy in Bye Bye Birdie (Ye Old Rose & Crown), 1st Cover Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne).

Beth is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cinderella and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

Faye Ellen – Cinderella
Training: Italia Conti Arts Centre & LAMDA

Credits: Quorn Advert (2020), Princess Jasmine/Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin (2019), Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (2018), Belle in Beauty & the Beast (2017), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (2016), Lead Singer on P&O cruises (2015), Amanda in Feelgood Academy (2014), and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (2013).

Faye would like to dedicate her performances to her gorgeous baby girl.

Ben Featherstone – Prince Charming
Training: Bird College

Credits whilst training: Jake in Side Show, Bring It On and Lucky Stiff.

Credits include: Beast/Prince in Beauty and the Beast and Understudy Prince Charming in Cinderella (Hartlepool Town Hall).

Ben is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cinderella and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.

Connor Hignell – Dan/Male Understudy
Connor graduated from  Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance. His credits includes: Aladdin in Aladdin, Dandini in Cinderella, Wimbledon Rematch 1980. Connor is really excited to be a part of this years Cinderella, and would like to thank their agent Laura at YOU Management for their continued support.

Jacqueline Tate – Ruth Less
Jacqueline’s theatre credits include Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow, and the Broadway transfer of South Pacific.

She has sung Bernstein’s Mass in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and South Pacific with the Alex Parker Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.

Paul Toulson – Joy Less
Training: Mountview Academy of Performing Arts

Credits: Dame Dixie (Guildford Adult Panto) Puppeteer (Doctor Doolittle, International Tour) Puppeteer/Understudy (Little Baby Bum, Edinburgh Fringe/London) Michael Darling (Peter Pan, UK and International Tour) Macbeth (Fleance, International Tour) Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol, Tabard Theatre) Snow White (Actor Muso/International Tour) QDOS Pantomime (Bradford Alhambra, Hull New Theatre, Mayflower Southampton, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Swan High Wycombe).


  1. Mike Morley

    Loved Aladdin. Working on a full row for Cinders!

  2. Jean Harradine

    Another fantastic panto, could not fault it ,as good as a West End production.

  3. Danielle Thornton

    how can my daughter audition for this years Pantomime? Thanks so much.


    • Katie Greet

      Hi Danielle, thank you for your message. Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are unsure when we will be able to hold auditions for this years pantomime. However, we of course will be keeping everyone updated, so please continue to check in on the website and on social media. We would also share audition news in our monthly email newsletter so you could also subscribe to our mailing list should you wish. Thank you.

      • Scarlet

        Hi there. Could you tell me if the adult roles have been cast yet or, when are they taking place? Many thanks

  4. Rose Talmage

    Will your lovely Panto take place this year with Theatre’s everywhere currently closed owing to Lockdown.

    My large family come from all parts of UK for it. From Wales, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Windsor and also locally, it’s our family’s Christmas treat together

  5. Rose Talmage

    Will the Panto be running this year with all Theatres currently closed through Lockdown

    My family come from many parts of UK for it and absolutely love it.
    They come from Wales, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Windsor and locally, it’s out big Christmas treat together and we have sun fun there together.

    • Katie Greet

      Hi Rose, thank you for your message.

      We are sad to say that South Hill Park’s management and Board have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s production of Cinderella to 2021. All current Cinderella ticket holders are being contacted, so please do not contact the Box Office at this time if you are a ticket holder, they will be in touch as soon as possible.

      We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Cinderella next year. Thank you.

  6. Melody Green

    Hi there, is the south hill Christmas Panto going ahead this year?

    • Katie Greet

      Hi Melody, thank you for your message.

      Unfortunately our 2020 pantomime Cinderella has been postponed until 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to Cinderella next year.

      Thank you.

  7. Nicola


    Are you still contacting people that have booked tickets for 2020 please, as I haven’t received anything yet?

    Thank you.

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Nicola. Yes, our Box Office team are still working their way through contacting everyone who booked for the 2020 panto, so don’t fear. We only have one Box Office member working at the moment, so it may take a few weeks to get through everyone.

      • Nicola

        Hi Andi,

        Thank you so much for getting back to me and letting me know.

  8. Hayley Barkley

    Good Morning, I am contacting you from Fernhill Primary School in Farnborough. Can you please let me know what dates are still available for this years Panto for schools as well as costings? Many thanks, Hayley Barkley.

    • Katie Greet

      Hi Hayley, thank you for your message. If you contact our Box Office at they will be happy to let you know the school performances we still have available and get you booked in. Thank you.

  9. Jessica prew

    hello my name is Jessica prew and I am 29 years old I am a big fan of mike and Faye because when I saw Aladdin at south hill park mike have done very well playing Aladdin and have mentioned my name with Brad clapson and also my customer from south hill park bar who I used to serve.


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