Cinderella - 2003 

Hyde Heath Drama Group presents:     
Cinderella

Jan 23rd  24th  25th 2003
Village Hall 8.00pm each evening and Matinee 2.30pm on Saturday

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The all-time children's favourite, "Cinderella" complete with fairy Godmother, fairies and elves, is the latest offering by Hyde Heath Drama Group. However, this is not quite the typical version of the perennial fairytale: true Cinderella (played by Wendy Ward) lives with her father Baron Hardup (Rodney Edmeades) at Hardup Hall where her Ugly Sisters make her life a misery; yes, she does go to the ball in a pair of glass slippers where she meets the handsome Prince Charming; and faithful to pantomime tradition Prince Charming is played by a girl (Moira Little) and the Ugly Sisters by men (Charles Pain and Howard Elson). But this quirky production introduces a new character to the plot, the villainous Demon King of Pandemonium, masquerading as the wicked Squire Rudolph (Adam Wood), intent on world domination.  His evil plan is to seize Hardup Hall, marry Cinderella by fair means or foul, and rule Fairytaleland forever.  At one stage in the action Rudolph very nearly succeeds.
Yet in the end virtue conquers evil, the Prince marries Cinderella  and everyone lives happily ever after.  All except Buttons (Chris Kay), but then that's pantomime. 

Written by Ronald Parr with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, "Cinderella" will be staged at

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... the fairies whose magic helps the story along ...
Prince and Cinders
.. Fairy Godmother Miss Mabb MA and the wicked Rudolf ....
Wicked Rudolf getting his just rewards from Miss Mabb MA and Fairy Fay
Miss Mabb & Rudolf
Baron Hardup and Miss Mabb MA
.. the loyal Dandini   .....
Hilda & Tilda ....
... always the best of friends ..
.. after a heavy night .....
..  Fairy Fay  at the Magic Shop ..
Cinders & Buttons
.. a different view of Rudolf's downfall ....
 

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CHARACTERS

Prince Charming                                                        Moira Little

Dandini, equerry to Prince Charming                          Lorainne Sutherland

Baron Hardup                                                           Rodney Edmeades

Hon. Hilda Hardup, his eldest daughter                     Charles Pain

Tilda Hardup, his second daughter                            Howard Elson

Cinderella, his youngest daughter                             Wendy Ward

Buttons, domestic staff of Hardup Hall                     Chris Kay

Rudolf, ex-King of Pandemonium                              Adam Wood

Miss Mable Mabb, M.A.                                            Margaret Edmeades

Fairy Fay, her assistant                                            Erica Elson

1st Fairy                                                                   Stephanie Thornhill

Fairies, Court Guests                                               Gaby Harris
                                                                              Amy Little
                                                                              Abbie Mitterhuber 
                                                                              Wendy Lathwell
                                                                              Zoe Harris
                                                                              Paige Ford

Ballroom Guests                                Claire Mitterhuber    Sylvia Brown
                                                        Joyce Guthrie    Anne Lloyd Jones

Set Construction                                                      Rodney Edmeades

Stage Manager                                  Anne LloydJones     Ron Gordon

Props                                                                     Carol North

Lighting                                                                 Tim Newell

Sound                                                                    Charlie Carrington

Prompt                                                                  Betty Barclay

Costumes                                         Erica Elson           Moira Little

Front of House                                                      Sylvia Brown

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

ACT 1 ACT11

SCENE 1 The Magic Shop SCENE 1 The Road to the Palace

SCENE 2 A Woodland Glade SCENE 2 The Ballroom of the Palace

SCENE 3 The Kitchen of Hardup Hall SCENE 3 The Woodland Glade

SCENE 4 A Woodland Glade SCENE 4 The Kitchen of Hardup Hall

SCENE 5 The Kitchen of Hardup Hall SCENE 5 The Way to the Magic Shop

SCENE 6 The Magic Shop

SCENE 7 The Ballroom of the Palace

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