Gallery: Oh yes they are - community group set to stage Cinderella as their first ever panto
- Credit: Andy Abbott
AN INNOVATIVE west Suffolk community association is holding its first ever pantomime this weekend.
The Southgate Community Partnership, in Bury St Edmunds, was a year old last October and since its formation has hosted a series of successful events at the Southgate Community Centre.
The icing on the first birthday cake will be happening on stage at 2pm and 7pm, this Saturday, with a cast of all ages from the Southgate, Nowton and Hardwick community performing the panto Cinderella.
Producer/director Tim Sheppard describes the show as a story of love and a lost shoe with jokes, songs and fun starring Cinderella, two ugly sisters and some funny fellas.
A real gathering of community spirit can be seen in a cast that includes the Rev Peter Gibson, from the local Southgate Church, and ward borough councillor Sarah Stamp.
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The ages of the chorus range from the youngest aged six to the most senior, who is 81.
Cinderella is played by 15-year-old Emily Mason and 13-year-old Callum Ewing is in charge of lighting and stage management.
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Tickets for the two shows on Saturday are available from the Southgate Community Centre office on 01284 703705, or on the door.