Sutton Academy’s sell out pantomime success

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Cinderella opened its doors at Academy Transformation Trust Further Education, Sutton Community Academy, with four sell out performances.

After last year’s success with the Aladdin pantomime, local theatre maker Jack Burrows wanted to return with an even bigger and better production.

The popular pantomime provided family fun and frivolity with lots of laughter and song.

It followed the traditional tale of Cinderella with a fairy tale twist bringing in well-loved characters from famous children’s story tales.

The cast were a mixture of former Sutton Community Academy students such as Kay Vardy (Cinderella), Lauren Taylor (Prince Charming) and John Wadley (Petunia).

Other cast members were teaching staff from Academy Transformation Trust Further Education, Sutton Community Academy including Tai Chi tutor Ken Mead (Dandini), Essential Employability Tutor Rosie Knight (Fairy Godmother) and Hair Dressing tutor Amanda Rutter (Mrs Cod).

Members of the Mansfield and Ashfield area also teamed up to make this a truly fantastic community collaboration. A Prop Me Theatre Company run by Kay Vardy, who helped with choreography, whilst New Cross Community Choir provided beautiful harmonies. Jack Burrows, the director, said: “I was very keen to expand not only the level of performance and it has been a wonderful journey to produce the show on a bigger scale.”