Cinderella to Meet her Prince at Sydney’s State Theatre

A new version of Cinderella now playing at Sydney's State Theatre is a spectacular, magical, and laughter-filled production that will appeal to the whole family.  This family modern, musical panto version takes on the greatest fairytale of all time and transforms it as only the style of a traditional British Panto can.  It is a winner!

This magical rags to riches story features sumptuous glittering sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy, magic and bags of audience participation. Fun and laughter is guaranteed for the whole family!

Cast member and newcomer to the stage, Craig Bennett – who plays one of the 'Ugly Stepsisters' – captures the role brilliantly with wit and stage presence along with Lara Mulcahy – who comes direct from starring as ‘Madame Thenardier’ in Les Miserables – and plays the role of Fairy Godmother with laughter, grace and style.  However, it is Kev Orkian as ‘Buttons’ who steals the show from the start and takes the audience on a truly magical and fun filled journey.

CINDERELLA is playing at Sydney's State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Saturday, July 2 until Sunday July 17, 2016.

Panto is known for its interactive style, contemporary songs and has humour that appeals to everyone from ages 3 to 103!  This version from Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is stunning and will have you enthralled from start to finish.

Produced by recent Channel 10’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ inmate, Bonie Lythgoe  the cast includes ‘The Real Housewives of Melbourne’ favourite, Gina Liano who plays the Wicked Stepmother; Lara Mulcahy as the Fairy Godmother; Jimmy Rees (aka Mr Giggle) is ‘Dandini’; Kev Orkian is ‘Buttons’; Peter Everett  is ‘Baron Hardup’; Craig Bennett and Josh Adamson play the ‘Ugly Stepsisters’;  ‘Prince Charming’ will be played by Hi5 favourite, Tim Maddren and ‘Cinderella’ will be played by Manie Hadwen.   

CINDERELLA is the third panto produced by Bonnie Lythgoe after the success of Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014 followed by Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp in 2015. 

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is Australia’s biggest family musical pantomime producer.   Bonnie has been staging pantos in the USA for a number of years.  Well known for her creativity and involvement in global television hits “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance”, Bonnie is dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across Australia by presenting fun, musical theatre that the whole family from the age of 3 to 103 can enjoy.

The Fine Print:

Ticket prices range from $50.00 to $90.00 (transaction fees may apply)

Matinees: 11am & 3pm Thursday 7th & 14th July; Wednesday to Saturday 2pm; Sunday 2.30pm

Evenings: Wednesday to Saturday at 7pm.  There is no show on Wed 13 July)

For bookings telephone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the website  Groups  of ten or more will save, simply call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278 or email

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