Cinderella with the Two Ugly Sisters


Thu 28 November 2019 - Sat 11 January 2020

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Starring Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard, Matt Crosby, Kevin Kennedy, Charlotte Kennedy, Isaac Stanmore, Emily Squibb and Nancy Hill. 

Cambridge Arts Theatre's spectacular family pantomime is back with the most magical tale of all: CINDERELLA.

Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone, dreaming of a better life, while her two Ugly Sisters plot and scheme. But after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's life is turned upside down. Cinderella is transported from rags to riches into a world of glittering ballgowns, enchantment and handsome princes... but do happy endings only exist in fairy tales?

The star-studded cast includes the return of the legendary ballet dancer and TV personality Wayne Sleep, Bergerac and Woof!’s Liza Goddard and Cambridge’s pantomime favourite Matt Crosby. Joining them will be Coronation Street’s Kevin Kennedy, Charlotte Kennedy (Les Misérables), Isaac Stanmore (Hetty Feather), Emily Squibb (The Wizard of Oz) and Nancy Hill (Legally Blonde, Hairspray). 

This timeless tale is packed with sing-along songs, sensational costumes and hilarious jokes for the whole family to enjoy. Christmas just wouldn't be complete without the Arts Theatre pantomime and Cinderella promises to be the biggest and best show in town. Book your tickets today... Your carriage awaits!

Cinderella is directed by Phil Clark and written by Al Lockhart-Morley.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains haze, smoke, flashing lights, pyrotechnics and loud sound effects

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Sunday 1 December, 1:00pm
Relaxed Performances performance: Sunday 29 December, 10:00am
Audio Described performance: Saturday 11 January, 1:00pm

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Wayne Sleep
Wayne Sleep (Ugly Sister)

Wayne Sleep is best known for his legendary career at the Royal Ballet, achieving a coveted scholarship which led to him to become a senior principal dancer for the company. Sleep famously set a world record by performing an entrechat-douze – the most jumps ever completed in the step. His stage credits include originating the role of Mr Mistoffelees in Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats in the West End, the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and over 20 pantomimes.  Notable recent TV appearances include The ChaseCelebrity Big Brother and The Real Marigold Hotel

Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard (The Fairy Godmother)

The acclaimed stage and television actress Liza Goddard returns to Cambridge following her Arts Theatre appearances as Fairy Beansprout in 2017’s Jack and the Beanstalk and The Empress in 2018's Aladdin. Goddard is much loved for her roles as the glamourous jewel thief Philippa Vale in Bergerac, Mrs Jessop in Woof! and Clarissa 'Clancy' Merrick in Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, as well as numerous stage roles. 

Matt Crosby
Matt Crosby (Ugly Sister)

Cinderella will be Matt Crosby's fourteenth Cambridge Arts Theatre pantomime, most recently performing as the pantomime dame in AladdinJack and the Beanstalk, and Dick Whittington. Matt also performed in Classic Spring Theatre Company's performance of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2018.

Kevin Kennedy
Kevin Kennedy (Baron Hardup)

Kevin Kennedy is best known for playing Curly Watts on ITV's Coronation Street for 20 years. Kennedy has also starred in numerous pantomimes, and most recently performed in Rock of Ages musical as Dennis Dupree from 2018-2019.

Charlotte Kennedy
Charlotte Kennedy (Cinderella)

Charlotte Kennedy made her professional debut as Cosette in Les Misérables in the West End and also appeared in Honeymoon in Vegas (London Palladium) and Elaine Paige in Conert (The Royal Albert Hall).

Isaac Stanmore
Isaac Stanmore (Buttons)

Isaac’s theatre credits include The 39 Steps (New Vic); Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Chicago, Little Voice, Quality Street, Before The Party (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Hetty Feather (Nuffield Southampton/Bath Theatre Royal); I Capture The Castle (UK Tour); Peter Pan in Scarlet (New Vic/ Oxford Playhouse); Secret Santa (Arts Theatre); Kiss Me Quickstep (Original Cast/UK Tour); Robin Hood (New Vic); Dracula (New Vic); Hetty Feather (Original Cast – Rose Theatre Kingston/UK Tour/Vaudeville Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination for Best Family Show); Peter Pan (Bristol Old Vic); Does My Society Look Big In This? (Bristol Old Vic); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic); White Boy (NYT/Soho Theatre).

On screen he has appeared in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (BBC) and Christmas Angel (CK Entertainment Ltd) and recorded Legsy Get’s A Break for BBC Radio.

Isaac trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Emily Squibb
Emily Squibb (Prince Charming)

Emily graduated from Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include, The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep); u/s Elizabeth Benning in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (Newcastle Theatre Royal & Garrick Theatre) directed by Susan Stroman; u/s Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House Theatre); Gingy/Kathy/Hostess in Promises Promises (Southwark Playhouse); Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre) directed by Rupert Goold; and Murray's Girl and u/s Christine Keeler in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Stephen Ward (Aldwych Theatre) directed by Richard Eyre.

Workshops include: Narrator in Roman Holiday; Feelin' In The Mood; and Nellie
in Flowers For Mrs Harris (Old Vic).

Television credits include, Mother in Call The Midwife (Christmas Special 2015, BBC).

Original Cast Recordings: Young Frankenstein; Made in Dagenham; Stephen

Nancy Hill
Nancy Hill (Dandini)

Nancy trained at London School of Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include, Miss Tiska in Little Fir Tree (Kings Place); Enid Hoops in Legally Blonde (UK Tour); Ensemble in Sweeney Todd (ENO / London Coliseum); Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Cork Opera House 2014 & Royal Caribbean 2013); Miss Lynch and u/s Jan in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre & UK No.1 Tour); Sue in Slice of Saturday Night (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Woman 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Etcetera Theatre) & Devon in Hope (Bridewell Theatre).

Dave Murphy (Producer)
Daniel Schumann (Executive Producer)
Phil Clark (Director)
Al Lockhart-Morley (Writer)
Kevan Allen (Choreographer)
Mike Robertson (Lighting Designer)
Orbital Sound (Sound Design)
Richard John (Music Arrangement)
Dean McDermott (Musical Director)
Amy Beadel for Jill Green Casting (Casting)
Carry on Costumes (Costumes)
DSH ltd (Scenery)
Paul Ferris (Production Manager)


  • A fairy godmother with a magic wand
  • Two women in big bright dresses and a servant girl looking sad
  • A group of people dancing at a ball
  • Buttons in a blue outfit smiles
  • Ugly Sisters
  • Buttons and Cinderella talk together looking sad
  • A prince holds a glass slipper
  • A man laughs
  • A Prince and his right hand man
  • Ugly Sisters
  • A group of people at a protest
  • Dancers


Cinderella audience reactions

Cinderella trailer

  • 'A big-hearted Christmas show'

  • 'Cambridge Arts Theatre’s Christmas pantomimes keep getting better every year – so it’s no surprise this production of Cinderella is their best – and funniest – yet'

  • 'Sparkling with magic and mischief, love and romance'

  • 'Hugely enjoyable and a rollicking, enchanting night out – for everyone'

  • 'Jaw-achingly funny from start to finish'