This year’s Brindley pantomime Cinderella starring Sonia at Fairy Superior and Rebecca Lake as Cinderella looks set to break all box office records, thanks to spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, hilarious jokes, singlalong songs and fun for all the family.

It’s not too late to give your family a brilliant Christmas treat as Cinderella runs until 15 January with two shows a day, most days.

Many people have been posting lovely comments on the Brindley Theatre Facebook giving their opinion, such as “Went to see Cinderella yesterday afternoon. What a fantastic show!

“The cast were all absolutely brilliant. The kids and adults all loved it. Well done everyone involved”, “Went today it was really good me, hubby and “all three of my girls enjoyed it from age 14, 11 and three”,”Went last night! Was fantastic my two boys loved it!”

Our panto has two four legged stars this year. The two ponies are set to be the ‘mane’ attraction in Cinderella at The Brindley when they pull the magic coach. White Shetlands – Polly and Sunny – are owned by Ian Luckens who has been supplying panto ponies for more than 20 years.

They join Desperate Scousewife Charlie Griffiths, local theatre star, Andrew Curphey, Romford’s Rikki Stone, a veteran of numerous pantos all over the country and dame Connor Harper, who comes to Runcorn from London, to make his panto debut.

He plays alongside Peter Kosta, who will play the other ugly sister. For several years he was the official life-size Roland Rat, and the Channel Tunnel mascot Marcus Mole. He has worked with Andrew Llloyd Webber, Roy Hudd and Bernard Breslaw.

Prince Charming is played by actor/model Christopher Pym, originally from Warrington, but working in London after hitting national fame after BBC1’s search for a Joseph, Any Dream Will Do.

Ticket Prices are Children £16, Adults £20, Conc. £19, Family Ticket £65 (2 adults, 2 children), Groups 20 plus £17, Schools £10 (One teacher in 25 goes free, no booking fee). Contact 0151 907 8360 and

* Last year’s Aladdin was The Brindley’s most successful ever pantomine, with almost 15,500 people going to see the spectacular production, which starred Dean Gaffney and a host of local and national stars.

It beat the previous year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was in itself a record breaker.

Over 47 shows the theatre was an average of 78 per cent full with 15,492 seats sold for the glittering ‘rugs to riches’ show, put on by Polka Dot Pantomimes, on behalf of Halton Borough Council