REHEARSALS are now in full swing for Malton & Norton Musical Theatre’s pantomime which this year sees the return of the popular classic Cinderella and promises to be one of the society’s best ever.

Principal roles are played by Rhia Williams as Cinderella, Saskia Kirkham-Burke as Prince Charming and Bethany Fox as Dandidi.

Regular favourite Josh Milner plays Buttons, with Mark Boler and Neil Paylor well-suited as the Ugly Sisters, Britney and Kylie.

There is also a welcome return for Margaret Lukey as the Baroness, with two newcomers to the society in Peter Melia as the Squire and Chloe Rendall as the Fairy.

Ian Goring, chairman of the society, said: “The pantomime combines all the ingredients of a real show-stopper and has something for the whole family – a brilliantly funny script, a fantastic cast, some great songs and dances, and one or two surprises.

“Following the success of Beauty and the Beast last year, we’re also thrilled to have John Hall back to direct the show, so we’re hoping that every performance will be packed out.”

Cinderella runs every night at the Milton Rooms, Malton, apart from Sunday, from Friday, January 18 to Saturday, January 26, with matinees on both Saturdays.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £8 for under 16s and seniors, and £32 for a family ticket.

Tickets go on sale from Saturday and are available from Malton Tourist Information Centre or by phoning 01653 600048.