'Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a tiny kingdom; peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman, and his little daughter, Cinderella....'

This December is a special time for all of the family especially since 'Cinderella' will be the annual pantomime this Christmas at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton! It's rumoured to be the 'greatest pantomime of them all' which leaves us buzzing with excitement in theatre mode! There will be no excuse to miss this performance as it will be showing from the 13th December 2014 all the way up to 4th January 2015.

Who will be gracing the stage this year?

The one and only fashion God Gok Wan will be taking on the role of the 'fairy Gokmother' and we cannot wait to see him strut on stage owning the character! After all, he is the master of transformations! If that doesn't get you excited then this surely will with an appearance from the one and only, king of panto, Bryan Conley as 'Buttons'.

The running time for this gem of a play is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes which includes an interval so hold onto your seats as you’ll be laughing the whole way through! Of course it is family friendly which means everyone is welcome so why not treat everyone and with tickets from £15 you can certainly afford to.  Don’t forget to visit the mayflower website for bookings and additional information.

Dress to ImpressCinderella

To help you get into the spirit of this true classic and much loved fairytale why not get dressed up for the occasion? Crowd participation always helps increase the atmosphere in the theatre which, of course, adds to your overall experience. Head to one of our family friendly stores now and have fun hunting down your favourite Cinderella accessories and costumes! Maybe your little one has always wanted to shine as Cinderella well now's her chance with one of our beautiful Cinderella dresses. It won’t just be the children getting into the spirit, maybe you grew up loving Cinderella, so now's your chance to portray her yourself with a gorgeous gown. Fancy yourself as a bit of a Prince Charming? Get yourself looking regal in an awesome crown and jacket combination. You don’t want to be the one aunty Gok picks out of the crowd for looking drab now do you?!