Theatre company's pony appeal

PONY owners are being asked for help to make sure Cinderella gets to the ball this Christmas.A Clacton-based youth theatre group has one key ingredient missing for its glittering pantomime, having already secured a magical coach to transport Cinders, played by Aimee Blowers, on her big night.

By Sharon Asplin

PONY owners are being asked for help to make sure Cinderella gets to the ball this Christmas.

A Clacton-based youth theatre group has one key ingredient missing for its glittering pantomime, having already secured a magical coach to transport Cinders, played by Aimee Blowers, on her big night.

The Princes Youth Theatre Company is now appealing for someone who has a suitable pony to help out.


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Bob Foster, company principal and entertainments officer for Tendring District Council, said: “We have a magnificent coach sitting waiting in the wings and we desperately need a small white Shetland-type pony to really put the icing on the cake.

“Cinders is putting on a brave face but it would make her so happy if someone could help make sure that she gets to the ball on time.”

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An offer of a pony is needed as soon as possible and Mr Foster is hoping that someone will want to join in the panto spirit.

“It is not an onerous job and the pony only has a relatively short spell on stage - but they have the chance to be a real star,” he added.

The youth theatre company is also putting on a special open night at the Princes Theatre on December 7 to coincide with Clacton's late-night shopping extravaganza.

People will get the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes and backstage, meet the cast of the pantomime and watch a special lighting and sound show.

Cinderella runs nightly from December 27 to December 30 at Clacton's Princes Theatre and also has Thursday and Saturday matinees. Anyone who can help with the appeal should contact Mr Foster on 01255 686650.

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