The curtain is set to go up for Cinderella

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On Saturday (December 5) the curtain goes up on what promises to be the theatre event of the Christmas season as Lisnagarvey Operatic Society bring everyone’s favourite pantomime ‘Cinderella’ to the Island Hall stage.

The production team and cast are putting the finishing touches to what is sure to be an energetic, vibrant and fun-filled production.

The show features an impressive cast including established society members and graduates of the company’s youth section.

Join Cinderella (Naomi Lloyd) as she falls in love with her Prince Charming (Claire Campbell) even though the grotesque Ugly Sisters (Rea Campbell and Andrew Devonshire), with help from the villainous Demoness Blackheart and her sidekick Jack Frost (Liz Pentland and Anna Lenzi), are trying to thwart her plans and ruin her happiness.

Cinderella’s friends Buttons and Poppet (Andrew Scott and Jane McKibbin) are at hand though and with the help of a little magic from the Fairy Godmother (Lauren Molloy) and Cupid (Natasha Reilly) they’ll make sure that she SHALL go to the ball.

Keep an eye out too for panto newcomers Ashleigh Gault and Kevin Murray starring as Dandini and Baron Stoneybroke, while the cast is completed by Demi Weir and Nicole Bell (Hue and Cry) who recently starred in Disney’s High School Musical at the Island Hall.

This fantastic show features a production team including Direction from Simon Pyper, Musical Direction from Geoffrey Cherry and Choreography from panto stalwarts Michelle Chambers and Nicola McCleery.

After months of preparation and rehearsals, the Society, the production team and the energetic cast can’t wait to take to the stage and really get you into the Christmas spirit.

Cinderella takes place in the Island Hall, Lisburn, from Saturday December 5 until Saturday December 12 with evening performances every day at 7:30pm and afternoon performances on both Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Tickets are priced £10 and may be purchased from the Box Office in the Island Hall by calling 028 9250 9254 .

Tickets are also available onlinen at www.laganvalleyisland.co.uk.