Cinderella By Knowl Children

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Mirfield and Ravensthorpe Reporter — Saturday, February 26, 1955.

The pantomime. Cinderella, presented in Knowl Methodist School on Saturday evening by Sunday school scholars, proved to be the best children's show seen in Mirfield for a long time.

Throughout the performance, the children taking part acted with confidence and a high standard prevailed.

The star of the show was Graham Schofield, who gave a polished display as Buttons. His antics and clever timing were a joy to hear and a treat to see. Margaret Carter and Daphne Barker, as the ugly sisters, assisted ably in the fun making.

The hero of the story, Prince Charming, was played by Elizabeth Thramer, and her servant, Dandini, by Jennifer Renton.

The charm of Christine Armitage as Cinderella added much to the pantomime with her excellent singing.

The pantomime as a whole was excellently produced, and the parts were well cast. The two choruses sang novelty numbers and added some unusual dance routines which added to the quality of the programme.

Those taking part were:
Fairy Silverlight, Nadine Fumess; Buttons, Graham Schofield; Maxie and Minne (ugly sisters), Daphne Barker and Margaret Carter; Prince Charming, Elizabeth Thramer; Dandini, Jennifer Renton; Cinderella, Christine Armitage; A Forester, Peter Nelson; Baron Mumm, Margaret Hodgson; Baroness Mumm, Ada Hilton; the Innkeeper's Wife, Jacqueline Hirst; Footmen, John Pinder and Barry Shaw; Reporters, Peter Nelson and Peter Wilson; Bandsman, Peter Nelson; Second Oldest Inhabitant, Peter Wilson; Attendants to Silverlight, Jacqueline Andrews, Anita Padgett and Ann Mallinson.

Chorus of Children, Villagers, and Guests — Doreen Berry, Patricia Goodall, Gloria Hirst, Jacqueline Hirst, Janet Jackson, Ann Mallinson, Hilary MacDonald, Jean Mellor, Peter Nelson, Janet Sturgeon, Anne Taylor, Elaine Taylor, Margaret Vaux, Peter Wilson.

Nursery Rhyme Tableaux — Linda Ambler, Jacqueline Andrews, Janet Armitage, Eileen Carter, Rhona Hirst, David Kemp, Rodney Laycock, Margaret Leek, Margaret Lockwood, Ann Mallinson, Anita Padgett, Elaine Sheard, Paul Sturgeon, Andrea MacDonald, Christine Peace.

At the piano, Mrs. G. Wilson.


Contributed by Eleonora Rudi Thramer