Riverfront’s Cinderella cast come together for the first time!

August 21, 2019 by

We are down to double figures now as there are less than 100 days to go until The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre’s magical festive pantomime Cinderella opens. As this fun-filled pantomime for all the family draws ever closer The Riverfront were thrilled to welcome some of its principle cast members on to the stage this week for a day of filming, photography and a lot of fun!

Riverfront pantomime regular Richard Elis (Muddles, Sleeping Beauty 2018) met Pobol y Cwm actor Geraint Rhys Edwards, who this Christmas and New Year will perform side by side as Cinders’ Ugly Stepsisters. The comedy and charisma between the pair was instant; audiences will be in for a treat with the mischief the pair are likely to cause!

Cinderella played by Monmouth’s Laura Meaton met her Prince Charming, Newport’s Gareth Tempest who audiences may remember as Jack from The Riverfront panto Jack & The Beanstalk in 2015. Was it love at first sight? Audiences will have to wait until November to find out! An extra special dose of magic and sparkle was brought to the day by Fairy Godmother (Rachel Waring).

Whilst at The Riverfront, our Prince Charming and Fairy Godmother greeted young fans who were attending the afternoon cinema screening. Cinderella and her Ugly Stepsisters dropped into Tin Shed Theatre Company’s Hatch Summer School and were impressed by the acting and improvisation skills of the young actors in the making.


There is still time for young people aged 9 – 13 to join the fantastic cast of Cinderella and have a festive season to remember as The Riverfront are holding open auditions to find the young company on Sunday 8 September between 10am and 2pm. For more information on auditions, please contact The Riverfront Box Office on 01633 656757 or visit newportlive.co.uk.

Bigger and more magical than ever, The Riverfront’s fun-filled pantomime for all the family will be jam-packed with magic, incredible song and dance numbers, and of course lots of festive sparkle. Tickets for some performances have already sold out so audiences will need to book fast, by calling 01633 656757 or by visiting tickets.newportlive.co.uk.


Thursday 28 November – Tuesday 31 December


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