Important Information

This production of Cinderella replaces our previously announced pantomime Beauty and the Beast. As work had already started on our original show, we have postponed Beauty and the Beast until 2021/22 so that you can enjoy the full production as we intended it to be, with an hilarious script from Kenneth Alan Taylor, direction from Bill Buckhurst and stunning designs by Morgan Large. Beauty and the Beast will now run from Friday 3 December 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022 and we’re thrilled that John Elkington will once again return as our legendary dame.

All customers with an existing booking for Beauty and the Beast will be contacted with full options for their tickets.

Please note, not all performances of Cinderella are on sale yet as existing Beauty and the Beast ticket holders currently have priority booking access. Some of these are currently displaying as ‘sold out’. Further performances of Cinderella will be made available to book over the next few weeks and no later than Friday 6 November.

If you’re a Beauty and the Beast ticket holder, you’ll have received an email with a link to a form you can fill in to let us know what you’d like us to do with your booking. You’ll receive an email once we’ve dealt with your booking, but if we need more information or if we don’t have your email address in our system, a member of our Box Office team will give you a call. As we’re sure you’ll appreciate, we have lots of bookings to get through so please do bear with us until we call you. We expect to have dealt with all customers’ bookings by the beginning of November.

About the Show

You shall go to the ball!

We have reimagined our legendary family pantomime to bring some much-needed joy this festive season.

The ultimate fairy tale adventure, join Cinderella as she attempts to outwit her Ugly Stepsisters and win the heart of the dashing Prince – with a little help from best friend Buttons and her very own Fairy Godmother, of course.

Filled with panto humour, upbeat musical numbers and all the characters you know and love, this production is specially adapted to ensure a safe, comfortable and magical experience for all.



Money Back Guarantee

If Government social distancing guidance changes closer to the time of the panto performances and we are unable to proceed, please be assured that you will be offered a full refund on your tickets.

You are also advised not to attend in person if you, or another member of your household, develop any symptoms of Coronavirus in the 14 days prior to your visit. Again, you will be offered a refund for any unusable tickets in your booking (where you let us know in advance that you cannot attend), giving you peace of mind when you book. For full customer care information, please click here.

Online Performances

If you can’t make it to the show in person, let us bring the show to you!

We recognise that many audience members won’t be able to join us at our venue this year, so we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to join the fun online. Cinderella will be live-streamed on Saturday 19 and Thursday 24 December,  meaning you can experience the show at the same time as the rest of the audience. Or, why not opt for our On-Demand version where you can gather round for some festive fun at whatever time suits your family best.

Click here to book now for our live-streamed performances.

Our On-Demand performance will go on sale soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our social channels.

What to Expect

We want this year’s show to be just as magical and fun for all the family as you’ve come to expect from Nottingham Playhouse. In order to keep both you and all members of our team safe and comfortable:

  • There is no interval and the show will run for approximately 75 minutes.
  • There is reduced capacity in our auditorium and seating arrangements that ensure social distancing. Please try to book the relevant seating for your household, i.e. if there’s two of you attending, please choose an area with two seats and so on.
  • No more than 6 people can be seated together. If your group is more than six people and/or from more than one household, you’ll be seated separately.
  • Drinks, ice creams and snacks will be available to order via an online link once you’re at Nottingham Playhouse and will be delivered direct to your seats.
  • All staff and audience members over the age of 11 will be expected to wear a face covering at all times, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food and drink.

Click here to visit our FAQ page for more information.


Gabrielle Brooks
Cinderella Gabrielle Brooks
John Elkington
Kourtney John Elkington
Tim Frater
Buttons Tim Frater
Tom Hopcroft
Kylie Tom Hopcroft
Jessica Lee
Dandini Jessica Lee
Sara Poyzer
Fairy Godmother/Baroness Kim Sara Poyzer


Writer and Director Adam Penford
Musical Director John Morton
Choreographer Rachael Nanyonjo
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford-Marshall
Sound Designer Will Cottrell

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