Rose Theatre Kingston has announced casting for its Christmas show, Cinderella The Midnight Princess, which opens 30 November.
Charles Way’s enchanting adaptation is perfect family entertainment, with something for everyone: a fairy godmother, wicked step-sisters, a handsome prince, a glass slipper and a struggling court composer called Mozart.
Cinderella is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, former Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep, where her productions of Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz were hugely popular.
The cast features Faye Castelow as Cinderella, most recently on stage in Maureen Lipman’s production of Barefoot in the Park at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Her Prince Sebastian is played by Jack Monaghan (War Horse, West End).
The cast is completed by Jenny Bede (Misfits, E4) and Laura Prior (The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's Globe) as step-sisters Aloysia and Constanze. Claire Carrie (The Lady’s Paradise, National Theatre, By Jeeves, The Lyric) is Maria, Cinderella’s step-mother and Simon Coates (Translations, Arcadia and Macbeth) is Sigmund, Cinderella’s father. King Leopold will be played by Timothy Kightley (films include Shakespeare in Love, theatre includes several Regents Park Open Air Theatre productions), William Postlethwaite (Collaborators, The National Theatre; Fireface, Young Vic Theatre) plays Mozart. Katy Secombe, who last appeared at the Rose in its hugely acclaimed production of Hay fever, takes on the role of the Fairy Godmother.
The show runs Friday, 30 November – Sunday, 6 January. Press night is Friday 7 December, 7pm. Tickets: £15-26, pit cushions £8, great group rates available. Box Office: 08444 821 556/ www.rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee). Suite 5, 17 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AT I. Tel: 020 7836 7660 I. Fax: 020 7836 7550 VAT No: 626 0335 65 I Company No: 3980665.
Friday 30 November at 7pm is the opening night of Cinderella The Midnight Princess and also a special evening for the Rose working in association with Shooting Star CHASE.
Shooting Star CHASE is a local children’s hospice service, a charity caring for local families with a child or teenager with a life-limiting condition. They currently help over 600 families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex. The aim is to make every day count for these families, sharing the good times and helping them through the tough times with practical, nursing and emotional support.
With all seats at only £20, every ticket purchased for this performance will include a donation of £5 toward their vital work.