Behind the Scenes: Cinderella, the World's Biggest Panto!


With the world’s BIGGEST pantomime heading to the Barclaycard Arena this winter, we thought we’d catch up with the cast of Cinderella ahead of the five date, nine show phenomenon.

We caught up with Bradley Walsh, Paul O’Grady and Dick & Dom last week in the Vista Rooms to find out what we can expect from the world's biggest panto!

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We sat down with Paul O'Grady, who plays the Fairy Godfather, to discover what's so special about Cinderella. “This is different to any other panto” admitted the hilarious comic: “It’s on a huge scale, fantastic set, we’ve got 3D effects, a giant snowman, you name it we’ve got the lot”

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The cast of Cinderella lends itself to many generations, catering for fans of the cast members themselves as well as all you pantomime lovers... but WARNING this is no ordinary pantomime, it's Cinderella with a magical twist!

This family show is bigger, funnier and more fabulous than you’ve ever seen before. Make all your wishes come true this December by getting your Cinderella tickets now!

We managed to grab a quick word with Buttons aka Bradley Walsh who couldn't seem more thrilled about being part of the show: “We’ve thrown everything at it; it’s the most extraordinary project I’ve been involved in.”

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Bradley also mentioned that although Cinderella is different to any other pantomime, it still contains it's original, loveable storyline: “It’s literally rags to riches, everyone loves an underdog and Cinderella is that.”

So is Cinderella really the world's biggest panto? In one short answer, YES!

With over 100 performers, Bollywood dancers, street dancers, gospel choirs, 3D effects, horses, reindeers, animatronic polar bears, Santa and an indoor snowball fight, the show which takes place between December 20-24 will be the biggest panto ever!

We even managed to grab a few minutes with Prince Charming and Dom-dini aka Dick & Dom, who promised that “there will never be a minute when a kid says, ‘uh I’m a bit bored’… they’ll remember it forever.”

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The cheeky chaps also admitted that YES, the B-WORD (bogies that is) will more than likely make an appearence at the world's biggest panto.

Producer Jon Conway says: “Forget the traditional pantomime – this year, we are mixing things up!"

“It’s fantastic to be able to create a show without the restrictions of the conventional theatres. Not only have we introduced the largest ever pantomime staging and set, our cast of performers rival even some of the largest West End Shows. I can guarantee no-one will have seen a pantomime like this ever before.”

You can snap up your Cinderella tickets here.