INTERVIEW: Cast of the Playhouse Rock ‘n’ roll panto Cinderella

To end another fantastic year at the Everyman and Playhouse, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll panto returns, and for the first time comes to the Playhouse! Liverpool Live caught up with Chris Lindon (Buttons) and Sarah Vezmar (Cinderella) in rehersal ahead of opening night Saturday 3 December 2011.

Get your spandex, glitter and party pants on! The Everyman and Playhouse bring legendary rock ‘n’ roll panto to the Playhouse this year. It’s sure to be a ball as well – literally – with Cinderella: Mop! In the Name of Love.


The boys are back in town as audience favourites Adam Keast and Francis Tucker pair up again to bring their unique double-act to thrill and soak the crowd in equal measure! The dynamic duo will be playing Cinders’ scheming ugly sisters who are determined to keep our heroine locked away mopping the floor.

The rock ‘n’ roll panto is always a great night out for all the family. With music, dancing and lots of cheeky laughs there’s something for everyone.

For the tenth year running, the panto has been written by Sarah Nixon and Mark Chatterton; Mark will also continue in his role as director of the show that has firmly become one of Liverpool’s most beloved institutions.

Sarah Vezmar, who has delighted audiences in recent years as Ruby Tuesday and Purdy, is sure to do so again as Cinderella, while Kate Marlais will be casting a magic spell as Poppy Pumpkin.

Liverpool’s Chris Lindon will play Buttons as Rebecca Bainbridge, last seen on the Liverpool stage in 2008’s Mother Goose, weaves a dastardly plot as Cinderella’s wicked step-mother Maud Macbeth; though LIPA-trained actor Robert Gilbert will be trying to come to the rescue as the handsome Prince Charming.

Finally, Carla Freeman and Griffin Stevens join the cast for the first time and Jonny Bower is back wielding his electric guitar to rock ‘n’ roll as Hector, Danny Deeny, Tony Tofu and Tiny Tempeh.

Unlike any other panto around, the multi-talented cast sing, dance, entertain, and play music and are sure to make Cinderella the best rock’n’roll ball in town.

Suitable for Ages 5+

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CINDERELLA: Mop! In the name of love
Saturday 3 December 2011 to Saturday 21st January 2012
Liverpool Playhouse
Williamson Square
Liverpool, L1 1EL


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