Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

With 100 Costumes[.]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

With 100 Costumes[.]

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- WITH 100 costumes, a Pounds 10,000 dress and 632 buckets of glitter this year's pantomime has launched at the Opera House.

In the run-up to the opening of Cinderella the cast were putting the final touches together to bring panto magic to the city. We took a peek behind-the-scenes into what you can expect from this year's sparkling family show starring skating superstars Torvill and Dean and gathered some surprising facts.

The Cinderella cast will take to the stage for 52 performances over 24 days, with just four days off including Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Cinderella has a 60-strong company with 24 local children joining eight dancers in the ensemble with a live band with five members.

The audience will see 100 costumes on stage - the most expensive worth Pounds 10,000 - and two pairs of roller skates belonging to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean (above), who play the Fairy Godparents. …
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