For one night only (4 December) Quirky Conkers will take over the Kenton theatre for their performance of Cinderella 2 – The Mrs Charming Years in aid of The Chiltern Centre.
It’s panto but with a twist! Rachel Lloyd who is putting the show together said, “I was asked to do something to raise money for the Chiltern Centre and as my background is in theatre, film and music I thought we should do a charity celebrity pantomime for grown ups which we have done before with Cinderella but we thought, well what happens after she marries the Prince… so we have Cinderella Part 2 The Mrs Charming Years!”
The evening starts with the pantomime which stars the legendary Vince Hill as Baron Hard-up, Clive Jackson of Doctor and the Medics as the ‘Spirit in the Sky’, Sir John Madejski as the King, West End Star Mike Sterling as the Prince alongside Ben Portsmouth, Charlie Parker Swift and Nina Wilden. The pantomime has been specially written by Edinburgh Fringe comedy writer Matthew Jones of Quirky Mirth and promises to be a sidesplitting night.
After the pantomime there will be an auction followed by live music from Vince Hill, Mike Sterling, Ben Portsmouth (Taking care of Elvis) and featuring 80s icon Carol Decker from T’Pau.
Hotel Du Vin are very kindly providing the champagne reception for the VIP ticket holders and their guests.
Sir John Madejski said, “I wanted to raise money for The Chiltern Centre and this seemed like a fun way to do it. I played the King in Cinderella for a charity celebrity pantomime nine years ago along with the same team, so its lovely to be reunited and see what happens to Cinderella in Part 2! The hardest part has been learning my lines but as they say, ‘it will be alright on the night!”
Tickets are priced £26 for standard and £61 for VIP (seat in first two rows and a pre-show Champagne & Nibbles reception at Hotel du Vin)
To book go to kentontheatre.co.uk/event/cinderella/