Pantomime at Theatre Royal Windsor will go ahead this year

PUBLISHED: 13:49 08 September 2020 | UPDATED: 13:45 10 September 2020

Theatre Royal Windsor

Photo: Simon Vail

Theatre Royal Windsor Photo: Simon Vail

Simon Vail

Buy tickets now for a socially distanced performance of Cinderella

The people of Berkshire can rejoice! It’s been a challenging year for theatres across the globe, but Theatre Royal Windsor has announced that they are going ahead with their traditional annual pantomime.

So roll on this year’s comedy capers around the story of Cinderella, featuring a sprinkle of fairy dust, dazzling dancers, colourful costumes and a glittering star cast.

Former Bond girl Britt Ekland, Basil Brush and, of course, Windsor’s calamitous duo comedian Kevin Cruise and dotty Dame Steven Blakeley are back. This will be Kevin and Steven’s 11th year in panto together at Theatre Royal Windsor.

“I’m overjoyed that we are able to entertain the Windsor people once again,” says Martin Cabble-Reid, aka Kevin Cruise.

Theatre Royal Windsor

Photo: Dafni KontodimaTheatre Royal Windsor Photo: Dafni Kontodima

“The thought of panto being cancelled was devastating. For many, without the Windsor Christmas panto their Christmas wouldn’t be the same. But seeing as Windsor is the only self-producing theatre in the UK, we can go about things slightly differently to others.”

READ MORE: INTERVIEW WITH WINDSOR COMIC MARTIN CABBLE-REID

Theatre Royal Windsor’s Co-Directors Anne-Marie and Jon Woodley said: “After such a difficult year for all of us, we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support of our audiences and are thrilled to be able to repay their kindness by finding a way to present our much-loved pantomime.

“It goes without saying, that the safety of our audiences, staff and performers is paramount and we will be following government advice at all times ensuring your enjoyment and peace of mind! Roll on Cinderella!”

With social distanced seating in place to ensure the safety of audiences, this will limit the usual number of seats available, so they are adding an additional week of performances so as many people as possible can come and experience that panto magic!

We’re behind you, Theatre Royal.

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