Cinderella | Bernie Grant Art Centre | The MTA | Howard Samuals

This pantomime version of Cinderella is written like a musical but with all the panto trademarks that you one would expect in a traditional panto. Written by Daniel O’Brien and Annemarie Lewis Thomas, originally commissioned by the  Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds this new take on the Cinderella story sees the familiar story set in Russia.

Director: Howard Samuals
Lighting Designer: Katy Morison
Theatre: Bernie Grants Arts Centre, London

About the pantomime design

Bettina John’s set and costume design for this pantomime might not have been the usual design you would expect in a traditionally pantomime. It is fair to say it was a little bit more classy. The design draws inspiration from Russian folk costume especially  its rich embellishments and colour combinations. Hence the dominate colours are blue, red and white, with the occasional gold.

The Stepmother
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The Ugly Sister
The Ugly sisters taking a bath