Video/gallery: Cinderella cast have a ball in Ipswich

Cinderella is coming to the Ipswich Regent this Christmas. The cast of the panto wowed the public as

Cinderella is coming to the Ipswich Regent this Christmas. The cast of the panto wowed the public as they launched the show in the town centre and Christchurch Mansion. Gabrielle Green as Cinderella and Lee Latchford-Evans as Prince Charming. Photos: Sarah-Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

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Cinderella is coming to the Ipswich Regent this Christmas. The cast of the panto wowed the public as

Cinderella is coming to the Ipswich Regent this Christmas. The cast of the panto wowed the public as they launched the show in the town centre and Christchurch Mansion. The Ugly Sisters - David Phipps-Davis and Miles Western. Photos: Sarah-Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Christmas came early in Ipswich yesterday as Cinderella and her Prince Charming greeted their future subjects.

Waving royally from the back of their horse-drawn carriage, whipped up earlier via a little magic wand waving by Cinders’ Fairy Godmother, they were cheered through the town centre; stopping to pose for photos.

First stop was the Corn Hill to get a spare pumpkin from the market in case the couple, played by CBBC star Gabrielle Green and former Steps singer Lee Latchford-Evans, had problems with their current carriage.

The Ugly Sisters, David Phipps-Davis and Miles Western, were pleased with themselves; turning heads as they tottered down the high street in their fabulous frocks, although they weren’t happy their sister got to put her feet up.

Van drivers honked their horns, shouting “awright darlin” at them as we waited at the traffic lights. They were brought down to Earth when one little girl told them off for being mean to Cinders.

After a bit of shopping it was off to Christchurch Mansion, their new Ipswich residence perhaps, where she and the Prince posed for pictures while the Ugly Sisters argued with Ipswich mayor Bill Quinton over who had the best bling.

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“Cinderella is the most magical pantomime of them all and we’re really looking forward to bringing this wonderful tale to the Regent Theatre this Christmas,” said producer Guy Pascall.

“We have real ponies in the show itself, which are going to look amazing when the Fairy Godmother, played by Maureen Nolan, magically transports Cinders to the ball being held by Prince Charming.”

Cinderella, produced by Enchanted Entertainment, runs from December 20-January 3. Watch the video for more from the cast.

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