Regulars return for Nottingham panto Cinderella

Steve Orme

Nottingham Playhouse panto regulars John Elkington and Rebecca Little will take to the stage for the theatre’s 2017 panto Cinderella, written and directed as usual by Kenneth Alan Taylor.

Rebecca Little has previously appeared in eight Playhouse pantos including playing the Slave of the Ring in Aladdin in 2016 and Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington in 2015. She will play evil stepmother Devilla in Cinderella.

John Elkington will play ugly sister Bella. Before that, he will take the role of Lopakhin in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Giles Croft’s last production as Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic director, in November 2017. Elkington also played Frederick Fellowes in Michael Frayn’s Noises Off at the Playhouse in 2016.

The rest of the cast comprises Benjamin McMillan (Prince Charming), Adam Pettigrew (Dandini), Kelly Agredo (Cinderella), Darren Southworth (ugly sister Donna), Claire Storey (Fairy Godmother) and Tim Frater (Buttons). Trev Neo will be in the adult chorus along with Kinden Singh Uppal who makes his professional debut.

Designer is Tim Meacock and lighting designer Jason Taylor. Musical director is John Morton, Adele Parry is choreographer and assistant director and sound designer is Adam P McCready.

Cinderella runs at Nottingham Playhouse from Friday 1 December until Saturday 20 January 2018.