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Overview

A pantomime, re-telling the classic Cinderella tale with a few twists and witty word-play. It follows the story of a poor downtrodden young woman destined to work hard and do the bidding of the nasty, ridiculous Baroness Hardup and her two ugly daughters, Dotty and Potty.

Always dreaming of escaping from her humdrum life (with little help from her father, the “weak” Baron) she meets her Hairy Godmother who makes her dreams come alive in finding her true love, Prince Neil.

Meet the Cast

Cinderella…..……………….Scarlett Blair

Prince Charming……….…James Fear

Dandini……………………..Helen Wigg

Buttons….…………………..Scott Morris

Hairy Godmoter…………..Peter Gibbon

Baron Hardup………..……Nigel Venning

Baronness Hardup.………Tina Sherwood

Dotty………………………….Dean Harris

Potty…………………………..Simon Lee

Village People………………David Shephard,

                                   William Hallworth

                                   Jaqui Hall-Scott

                                   Peter Nicholls

 

Village Folk…………………Steven Harrison

                                   Nattakarn Klinrong

                                   Sandie Gibbon

Directed by…………………Tim Clarke

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Meet the Author

David Tristram (born 1957, Quarry BankUK) is an English comic playwright. He has published 29 plays and comedy novels, and produced and directed three films. Widely performed by amateur and professional groups, his plays have parodied such pop-culture genres as soap operas and detective stories.

Educated at Dudley Grammar School and Birmingham University, where he studied English and music, Tristram was a commercial copywriter before turning to comedy. In 1985 he founded the Flying Ducks Theatre Company, which has now become a professional touring company. The enterprise has expanded into the Flying Ducks Group, which stages conferences and other events, provides audio-visual and Internet production services, and represents actors.

Tristram’s plays take a farcical view of sexalcoholdrugscrime, and theatre itself. Tristram claims he writes only comedy because he can’t take himself too seriously. He usually tests his new work at a small theatre in Bridgnorth near his home in Highley before wider release. His plays have been performed in South AfricaNew ZealandMexico and Europe among other locations.

His 2015 film Doreen includes cameo appearances from Robert PlantNick Owen, and Steve Bull.