Panto group’s having a ball

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Westfield Folkhouse members are hard at work ahead of their latest eagerly-awaited pantomime offering.

This year, for their 76th annual production, the Westfield Folkhouse Group presents what is probably the best loved of all pantomimes – Cinderella.

The classic tale sees Prince Charming looking to find a girl who loves him for himself – not just because he is a prince.

All eligible ladies in the kingdom are invited to the Grand Ball to aid him in his quest.

Cinderella hopes to go to the ball but is stopped by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, Hernia and Nausea.

But Cinderella is rewarded for a kindness she has shown and does get to the ball.

However, midnight arrives and seemingly spoils everything. But in true panto style, good triumphs over evil and everyone lives happily ever after.

This traditional family pantomime has something for all ages, with singing, dancing, comedy and audience participation.

Performances will be staged from January 9-16 at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre.

Evening performances are at 7.15pm (6.30pm on Sunday).

Matinees are on both Saturdays (2.30pm), Sunday morning (10.30am), and Sunday afternoon (2.30pm).

Tickets cost £5.75 and are available from the Palace Theatre box office on 01623 633133 or online at www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

So make sure you don’t miss out on this family festive treat, the 76th production from the local Westfield Folkhouse Group, producing pantos in Mansfield since 1941.