In Search of Cinderella

‘inspired, hilarious and absolutely authentic…a delightful show‘ The Fine Times Recorder

(Read the whole review here)

a virtual pantomime for Somerset
Premieres Wednesday 20 January 2021 @6PM book by Richard Crowe, music and lyrics by Andy Collyer



It’s January! It’s dark! It’s cold! Christmas is over and we’re all in tiers! We’re fed up! We’re bored! We’re miserable! We want some fun! We want some laughs!


Of course you do. It’s that time of year. It’s only natural!

But the theatres are all closed. The seats are empty. The lights are off. The magic has gone…

…or has it?

Filmed over two weeks in venues across Somerset (all closed because of the virus), In Search of Cinderella is a co-production between Over the Wall, Somerset Film and Wassail, designed to bring a smile back to our faces while highlighting the very real struggle theatres and arts centres are having keeping their heads above water. Free to watch online for everyone, we do ask for a donation – whatever you feel it’s worth – IF, and only if, you aren’t struggling yourself!

Read why In Search of Cinderella is unique in this West Country Bylines article


The Prince/Fairy: Leela Bunce
Buttons/Melania: Matthew Emeny
Cinderella: Katy Sobey
Dandini/Ivana: Ged Stephenson
Other characters played by Richard Crowe


Musical Director – Andy Collyer

Director (rehearsals) – Nick White

Director (filming) – Deb Richardson

Camera Operator 1 – Dane Gale

Camera Operator 2 – Alisa Cengic

Make Up Consultant – Giselle Michel-Gendre

Press Photography: Jim Wileman

Production Photography: Pauline Burr

PR – Gillian Taylor

Production manager – Pauline Burr

Producer – Richard Crowe

Filmed on location across Somerset at:

The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton; Bridgwater Arts Centre; The David Hall South PethertonGlastonbury Abbey; Glastonbury Town Hall; and Strode Theatre, Street

With the support of:

Glastonbury Abbey; The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil; The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

And the participation of children at: Butleigh Church of England Primary School

With financial support from the following organisations:

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This production was created and recorded in accordance with all the latest government C-19 guidelines.

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