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Cinderella, 2021

It is with great sadness that South Hill Park’s management and Board have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s production of Cinderella to 2021.

Whilst for many reasons the pantomime forms an important part of South Hill Park’s annual programme, with current social distancing guidelines and the uncertainty of when venues will be able to resume live indoor performances, it is no longer financially viable to produce a pantomime in 2020.

All current 2020 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. While current ticket holders are being contacted, available bookings are currently not being taken. General booking will reopen on 1 November.

However we look forward to bringing you a magical re-imagining of Cinderella in 2021 from the highly acclaimed creative team who brought you Aladdin (2019). 

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 ending?

So 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.

The production runs from Friday 26 November 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022.

Duration approx 2hrs 20mins including interval.

For more information, click here. Book your tickets online or through the Box Office (01344 484 123).

Booking Information

For Group/School bookings please email the Box Office to book your tickets on sales@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk. 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, pyrotechnics and sound levels 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.

Cast Biographies

Michael Ayiotis plays 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.

Praise for our Pantos

South Hill Park’s pantomimes have gained a reputation by both critics and audience members as high-quality, high-energy productions, with an enthusiastic cast and creatives, as well as entertaining scripts, catch tunes and spectacular sets.

Aladdin (2019)

‘…the Christmas present that just keeps on giving.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘It’s fun, funky and festively fab-u-lous.’ Muddy Stilettos

Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018)

‘Pure panto gold – high energy singing, dancing, panto patter and audience participation’ Muddy Stilettos

‘This show packed to the brim with songs, dancing and laughs, certainly lit up the faces of the exuberant audience…the energy coming off the stage could have lit up all of Bracknell!’ Maidenhead Advertiser

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

‘From the raising of the curtain […] you just know you are in for another fun-filled feast of festive family fun.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

South Hill Park has delivered a family show that the youngsters will love and help make their Christmas magical.’ Wokingham Paper

Cinderella (2016)

‘The effervescent production of Cinderella showing at South Hill Park was full of vim and verve, with a very effective feel-good factor that had the audience in raptures.’ Henley Standard

 ‘…this year’s Cinderella continued to impress with a very enjoyable, high quality must-see family panto that we’ve come to expect.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

 ‘This is a solid pantomime buoyed by its vibrancy, which never wavers.’ The Stage

Sleeping Beauty (2015)

‘It’s a festive phenomenon! I don’t know how they do it, but do it they do! South Hill Park’s panto is once again a brilliant, fun packed family seasonal showstopper.’ Windsor Express

‘Another fab and funny show for families at South Hill Park… certainly one to watch.’ Get Reading

‘The standard of the pantos at the Wilde Theatre have always been high over the years, but ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has raised the bar…’ Maidenhead Advertiser

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