Alison Hammond Stars In Cinderella At The Floral Pavilion

FAIRY Godmother Alison Hammond grants Cinderella a ticket to the ball this Christmas at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion. With hit songs, a live band, a stunning bespoke set, fabulous costumes, Cinderella runs from Saturday 10th December 2016 until Sunday 8th January 2017. This Morning’s Hammond is joined by Olivia Birchenough from Channel 5’s Milkshake! as ‘Cinderella’; comedian Tam Ryan as ‘Buttons’; and ‘Ugly Sisters’ Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph. Known for her quick wit, outrageous presenting style, and big heart, Alison’s sense of fun as an interviewer on ITV’s This Morning has seen her tap-dance with Renée Zellweger, rap with Will Smith, jam with Russel Crowe, and be serenaded by Hugh Jackman. Olivia Birchenough is back at the Floral following her winning performance as Snow White in 2014. Tam Ryan gained his first role as Edward Hodgkiss in the BBC wartime drama How We Used To Live at the age of 4 and has since forged a successful career in theatre. Jamie Morris as ‘Silly Cilla Hardup’ is an established entertainer, having worked in many UK theatres, in both variety and pantomime. This year will be his 19th pantomime – 14 of those have been for UK Productions and he prides himself as being “One of the best Ugly’s in the business!”. Tarot Jospeh has been entertaining Cabaret audiences for many years. This year he and Jamie have opened their own show at Stillies Showbar Blackpool, and started their production company ‘J & T Productions’. The usual three-week run has already been extended by a week to include extra school shows, more lower-price options, plus the introduction of the theatre’s first Relaxed autism-friendly performance. Floral Pavilion Manager, David Mackenzie said: “Our panto has become so popular in recent years with schools, groups and families, that we are now at a stage where we can increase our panto schedule to not only accommodate this extra demand, but also give us flexibility to incorporate some of the things we have wanted to do for a while, such as extra school shows, a relaxed autism friendly performance and more price variety for families.” 10 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 (excl. 12th Dec, 19th Dec, 25th Dec & 1 Jan) BSL Performance: Sunday 18th December at 5pm: Relaxed Performance: Thursday 5th January at 7pm TICKETS* £13.50-£20.50 Family Tickets: £50 -£66 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) School and Group Discounts available for 20+ *All ticket prices include a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fee is capped at 8 tickets. No fee to Friends of the Floral. Box Office: 0151 666 0000 floralpavilion.com