Cinderella is Nottingham 2023 panto

Published: 9 December 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

“The UK’s favourite panto”: Cinderella

Nottingham Playhouse has announced that its 2023 pantomime will be Cinderella, written and directed by its artistic director Adam Penford.

He has also penned the 2022 show Dick Whittington which features John Elkington as the dame. Elkington will return in 2023.

Penford said, “we've had a tremendous response to Dick Whittington from our audience and supporters who recognise the sheer energy and talent that has gone into creating our biggest panto yet, both onstage and off.

“Next year promises to deliver just as much as we tell the story of Cinderella, the UK's favourite panto. This rags-to-riches story has been captivating audiences for centuries as they boo the Ugly Sisters, cheer on Cinderella, laugh at Buttons, swoon at Prince Charming and are transported by the magic of the Fairy Godmother who says ‘you will go to ball’.”

Cinderella will run at Nottingham Playhouse from Friday 1 December 2023 until Saturday 13 January 2024.