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Last chance for tickets to hospitality’s panto performance

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‘Can you chase Jonathan around for a kiss?’ requested director Donnacadh O’Briain in yesterday’s Springderella rehearsal.

A hospitality all-star cast promises to spur 2017 off to a sensational start through the show everyone’s talking about, Springderella. Now’s the last chance to snap up a new release of cheap seats ahead of two performances on 19th and 20th January 2017. Springboard’s Springderella performance is bound to entertain, ‘oh yes, it is!’

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Seemingly sane hospitality professionals will be unearthing their cheek, with the likes of Red Carnation’s Jonathan Raggett, Cavalry & Guard’s David Cowdery, The Vineyard’s Andrew McKenzie and Barclays’ Bob Silk camping it up in drag. Hear the exquisite vocals of Gary King, Will Torrent and Alison Taffs in song, with a host of hospitality heroes taking to the boards. Alongside the team at Kings Place, Green & Fortune and director Donncadh O’Briain, the enthusiasm of the cast has been channelled into a seamless production.

The stage is now set for a spectrum of talented hospitality professionals to perform, and rival the West End’s best. This is no am-dram farce, and if you don’t book now, ‘it’ll be behind you!’

Main Cast:

  • Cinderella: Anne Britton (Night 1) & Charlotte Horler (Night 2)
  • Buttons: David Armitage
  • Fairy Godmother: Bob Silk
  • Prince Charming: Josh Light
  • Stepmother: Chris Penn
  • Baron Hardup: Gary King
  • Ugly Sisters: David Cowdery & Bala McAlinn (Night 1), Andrew McKenzie & Jonathan Raggett (Night 2)
  • Dandini: JJ Goodman (Night 1) & Lorraine Wood (Night 2)
  • The King: Bruce A J McLauchlan
  • The Prime Minister: Helen Flint (Night 1) & Stephanie Wybourn (Night 2)
  • The Mice: Rebekah Chaplin & David Noble (Night 1), Natasha Rashed & Kieron Botting (Night 2)
  • Court Herald: Peter Hancock
  • Footman: Paul Hurren

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Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “We love a challenge at Springboard and I’m delighted with the energy and enthusiasm our cast have shown on stage. If the rehearsals are anything to go by, then the performances are going to be hugely entertaining, and you don’t want to miss out on the cast taking to drag with such ease. Hopefully, come the end of each night, Springderella will have found her true love – all in support of The Springboard Charity.”

The Springboard Charity is pioneering the project to raise vital funds to help young people achieve their potential, nurture unemployed adults into work and help alleviate poverty by supporting people into employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism. Tickets start from £17.50 and there will be an after-party on each night with food and drink, a DJ and a photo booth with pantomime props.

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Tickets can be bought via the Kings Place website:

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