Cinderella: Online – For Schools

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Showing on:
Thu 17 December 2020
2 hours approx

You shall go to the ball! We are bibbidi, bobbidi, back with this streaming of our production of the charming pantomime Cinderella, filmed in front of our live audience of over 800 people in 2019! After a record-breaking production last Christmas, the Mercury panto has been brought back for you to enjoy online. Which can only mean glitter, glamour, songs and fun for all the school from your own class bubbles!

You are cordially invited to the ball of the year with Cinderella, the ultimate rags-to-riches tale. Complete with everyone’s favourite festive duo, Antony Stuart-Hicks and Dale Superville – winners of the Best Ugly Sisters at the 2020 Great British Pantomime Awards!

Poor Cinderella spends her days cleaning, cooking and tidying for the cruel Baroness and her rotten daughters. That is until one day the Prince decides to host an extravagant ball to find his princess and insists that every eligible lady should attend.  But little does Cinderella know, life is about to turn itself upside down and an exciting adventure awaits.

Will Cinderella escape her daily chores? Will the Prince find his happy ever after? Will the Sisters ever stop their incessant whining? Cinderella is the perfect festive fix for the whole school to enjoy – Just don’t leave your slippers behind!

Your school’s booking will support the freelancers whose work you will see onstage, those working tirelessly behind the scenes and the future of the Mercury Theatre. Freelancers are the lifeblood of our productions and collaborations and we are grateful that your generous support will offer them, and the theatre, hope for the year ahead.

There are 3 options for tickets and we ask that when booking you select whatever option is applicable for your school. If streaming to 100 pupils or less the ticket is £30, if streaming to 200 pupils or less the ticket is £42 or if streaming to 200+ pupils the ticket is £54. This link will enable you to view our 2019 panto Cinderella as many times as you like from the 1st December until the 18th December. And, don’t worry, we appreciate with smaller classroom bubbles you may need to stream this to different rooms!

We will send your viewing link and full instructions to access the streaming of Cinderella 24hours prior to the first available viewing date. You can access the show at a time and date that suits your schedule in this available period.

Cinderella is captioned.

Here’s a taste of the magic in store…

Your questions answered…

How do I watch Cinderella?
Purchase a pass and the day before your viewing period starts, we will send you the viewing link, password and instructions to watch the stream on our website.

When can I watch Cinderella?
School Viewing 1st December – 18th December at a time to suit you and your class arrangements.

Which performance should I book for?

You can watch the show at any time from the date you purchase until 18th December. However to help us maintain the quality of your viewing it is good for us to know what day you’re watching so we advise selecting the performance on the day you plan to watch the stream.

Our school is working in bubbles – how does that work?
You can use your school login link and code in multiple classrooms and bubbles at different times to suit your teaching spaces and current set-up.

The broadband at our school is unreliable – is this a one-time code?
No, you can use the code across the dates.

Is this show subtitled?
Yes, it is.

Do I need to buy a VIP Panto Pack for my school?

No, The Cinderella viewing pass for schools includes a cast sheet, a KS1 Worksheet and Social Story.

Samuel Knight Headshot

Samuel Knight


Mari McGinlay Headshot

Mari McGinlay


Nicholas McLean Headshot

Nicholas McLean


Genevieve Nicole Headshot

Genevieve Nicole

Baroness Hardup

Ashley Runeckles Headshot

Ashley Runeckles

Female Ensemble/Understudy

Nerine Skinner Headshot

Nerine Skinner


Antony Stuart-Hicks Headshot

Antony Stuart-Hicks

Kylie, Ugly Sister

Dale Superville Headshot

Dale Superville

Miley, Ugly Sister

Deborah Tracey Headshot

Deborah Tracey

Fairy Godmother


A top-rate family show.

Paul T. Davies -

It’s the greatest show on Earth. Well in Colchester anyway.

Neil D'Arcy Jones - Colchester Gazette

Everything about the show was spectacular.

Nicola Mundell-Poole - TheatreLife

The best pantomime in the whole of Essex!

Alex Ramzan - The V.I. Critic

A stunning must-see production.

Pat Rudkins - Halstead Gazette

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