About eight-freestyle and Contact Present: Cinderella

The Godmother of all pantomimes is BACK (now with added girl power!)

It's panto time and you shall go to the ball!

eight-freestyle's wildly popular panto returns with a girl-power spin on the traditional rags-to-riches tale of CINDERELLA! And this time, they’re teaming up with Contact Young Company!

The creative team that brought you the smash-hit ‘Robin Hood: The 80s Panto’ last season are back with the greatest fairy tale of them all. So, jump on board your giant pumpkin and join us for the ride of your life!

4 Stars

“This sing-along panto has something for everyone”

I Love MCR

5 Stars

“Everything a panto should be… a masterpiece of family entertainment!”

Manchester Theatres

4 Stars

“An absolute masterclass in 21st-century pantomime - bravo!”

What’s On Stage

As ever, you can expect a fresh twist on the traditional as we follow Cinders fight for freedom from her cruel Stepsisters and their terrible fashion choices, marvel at the crazy inventions of Lord Stoneybroke, laugh along with Buttons and help the Prince find true love! All this set to an upbeat modern soundtrack of ballroom bangers from DJ Dandini!

Starring our regular cast of all singing, all dancing performers, it really is a treat for children of all ages...even grown-up ones!!

Cast and Credits

Thank you to Kimberly Hart-Simpson and Hart-Work for supporting Cinderella with the donation of costumes.

Hart-Work was founded by Kimberly Hart-Simpson with the aim of promoting a positive buying experience and a goal to get people talking about clothing regardless of opinion.

Learn more about Hart-Work here.

Lady Bushra - Veruca

Misty Chance - Hernia

Ella-Maria Danson - Dandini

Jordan Skelly - Lord Chamberlain

Kate Mitchell - Fairy Godmother

Rebecca Crookson - Cinderella

Red Redmond - Buttons

Steven Jackson - Lord Stoneybroke

Performance + Price Categories

We're over the moon to present a range of performance categories for Cinderella at varying price points.

From dry events to adults-only shows (featuring afterparties!), as well as a variety of access provisions, there's something for everyone this panto season.

Keep reading to learn more!


Captioned Performances

All performances of Cinderella will feature integrated captioning.

Performances in Relaxed Conditions
  • Wednesday 27 December | 14:30

Please note, our performances in relaxed conditions are general admission. For specific seating requests, please contact Box Office on boxoffice@contactmcr.com.

BSL Interpreted Performances
  • Saturday 16 December | 19:00
  • Thursday 28 December | 14:30
Further Access Information

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Tuesday to Friday between 12pm – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on boxoffice@contactmcr.com, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Learn more about access at Contact here.

Offers and Pricing

Preview Performance Discount

All tickets for our preview performance are £15. There are no concessions available on this rate.

  • Saturday 9 December | 15:30
Group Booking Discount

Groups 6+ can enjoy 30% off all peak and off-peak performances.

Please note, this offer is available with our concessions rates, but is not applicable with other offers. Subject to availability.

Off-Peak Performances

£25 Full Price | £20 Under 35 | £15 Concessions + Front Row

    • Sunday 10 December | 11:00 + 15:30
    • Thursday 14 December | 19:00
    • Friday 15 December | 19:00
    • Sunday 17 December | 11:00
    • Wednesday 20 December | 13:30 + 19:00
Peak Performances

£30 Full Price | £24 Under 25 | £18 Concessions + Front Row

  • All other performances excluding off-peak shows (see above).

School Performances

Performance Dates

There will be dedicated school performances across the following dates:

  • Tuesday 12 December | 10:00 + 13.30

  • Wednesday 13 December | 10:00 + 13.30 | Both performances include BSL

  • Thursday 14 December | 13:30

  • Friday 15 December | 13:30

  • Tuesday 19 December | 10:00 + 13.30


To find out more about our prices for school bookings, please contact our Box Office team at boxoffice@contactmcr.com or give us a ring on 0161 274 0600. Learn more about schools at Contact here.

Dry and Adult's Only Performances

Dry Performances

Please note, no alcohol will be served during these performances.

  • Thursday 14 December | 19:00
  • Wednesday 27 December | 19:00

What is a 'dry' event? A dry event is simply an event with no alcohol. At Contact, we understand that not everyone enjoys being in spaces where alcohol is served. So, during our Autumn season, we're presenting a range of dry events to make sure that everyone feels welcome.

Adult's Only Performances

Please note, these performances are for adults (18+) only; the script is unaltered, but the space is just for grown-ups!

Following the performance, audiences are welcome to join an afterparty with a live DJ at Contact.

  • Friday 15 December | 19:00
  • Friday 22 December | 19:00

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