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FAMILY FAIRYTALE: The cast of Port St Mary Cabaret's Cinderella

FAMILY FAIRYTALE: The cast of Port St Mary Cabaret's Cinderella

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THE curtain will be raised for Port St Mary Cabaret Party’s production of Cinderella at Scoill Phurt le Moirrey tomorrow night (Friday).

The show, which promises to be another choral and comical extravaganza, will be staged at 7.30pm tomorrow and Saturday, and at 2.30pm on Sunday.

Musical director Judy Matthews explained: ‘We put our ideas in the hat after the last show and there were more slips for Cinderella than anything else so that is what we are doing this year. Our Christmas panto is traditionally always done at this time of year especially to brighten up the dark days of February.’

The script has been written by Cabaret members Cynthia Gelling, Joyce Crook, Elaine Hawkins and Phil Collins. ‘It’s hilarious, real family fun with plenty of songs and fantastic costumes. It is the traditional Cinderella story but with all the usual Manx references and topical political innuendo,’ explained Judy.

She added: ‘Rehearsals have been going brilliantly and we can’t wait for the curtain to go up tomorrow. If you want a good laugh, go along for some light-hearted entertainment which will put a smile on your face and raise money for a local charity at the same time.’

Cinders will be played by Claire Collister, while Phillip Collins will take on Prince Charming and Anna Quirk and Glenys Brunt will be the Ugly Step-sisters. Buttons will be played by Gerard Landels, the Dame will be Robert Cowley and Kelly Haynes will take on the role of the Fairy Godmother.

Tickets, costing £6 for adults and £3 for children, are availible for each show, although Sunday is selling fast, from Aries Fashion and Ports of Call or from Cynthia Gelling on 835619 or 473276.

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