Belfast - Grand Opera House - Cinderella

27 December 2022


Matinee 13:30 (Stalls) Tuesday 27th December 2022


Grab your glass slippers, your carriage awaits to whisk you off to the home of pantomime in Northern Ireland, where this year the much-loved classic Cinderella hits the stage.

With an award-winning creative team at the helm, over 35,000 tickets have already been sold for the biggest show of Northern Ireland’s Christmas season.

Cinderella stars the nation’s favourite, May McFettridge, who this year celebrates a record-breaking 32 Grand Opera House pantomime seasons.

May is joined on stage by Paddy Jenkins, who was last seen on the Theatre’s stage in March in Give My Head Peace, as Baron Hardup. Returning to the Grand Opera House panto following their appearance in the last year’s sell-out run of Goldilocks and the Three BearsAdam C Booth plays Buttons opposite Kia-Paris Walcott in the title role.

Jo Donnelly, who played Mummy Bear last year, is joined by Jolene O’Hara as the vile Wicked Stepsisters, and Lisburn’s Gyasi Sheppy plays Dandini, who in 2021 landed his dream job as one of the presenters of CBeebies. Completing the line-up, Conor Headley, originally from Lurgan and a former participant of the Grand Opera House’s summer youth production, takes on the role of Prince Charming.

Cinderella lives a miserable life; tormented by her wicked stepsisters, her only comfort is her loyal best friend, Buttons. That is until her Fairy Godmother comes along and swaps Cinderella’s rags for a stunning ballgown before transporting her in a flying coach to the Ball where her Prince awaits.

This unmissable production of Cinderella carries the Grand Opera House panto hallmark of laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, outrageous costumes and wow factor special effects.

Cinderella is staged by Olivier award-winning producer Michael Harrison (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and directed and choreographed by Jonny Bowles, who won Best Choreography for Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the 2022 Pantomime Awards, with lighting design by Ben Cracknell, (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Osmonds, The Cher Show, and the 2022 Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall).

Northern Ireland’s biggest pantomime will once again be sponsored by Dale Farm, who are delighted to share the joy of panto again this year.

Since the Theatre opened in 1895, generations of families have made the Grand Opera House pantomime part of their Christmas festivities, and with over 75,000 expected to attend during the six-week run, book your seats now otherwise not even your Fairy Godmother will be able to magic you a ticket!


Belfast Grand Opera House

Belfast Grand Opera House