Funsies on the set of @Gerry_Film That’s a wrap! Well done team @BurtonFoxFilms
United Sporting Luton Football Club held their annual awards ceremony at the Indian Ocean restaurant. And the club welcomed special guests, singer Jane Ledsom and Luton Town managing director Gary Sweet, for the evening.
Jane Ledsom made a winning Cinderella. Jane demonstrated a powerful vocal talent and sparkling rapour with the audience
A glittering production complements one of Britain’s newest and most innovative theatres. Heading a cast of high quality is Bernie Nolan, interrupting a nationwide tour with the Nolan Sisters to play the Fairy Godmother. Her appeal is immediate both in looks and singing ability and the children loved her from the off. Prince Charming (Simon Schofield) and Dandini (Scott Coldwell) stride the stage with regal aplomb and Jane Ledsom is excellent in the title role of Cinderella. Comedy abounds, with much humour provided by the highly experienced Simon Bashford and Malcolm Lord as the overdressed and obnoxious Ugly Sisters, and particularly from the irascible puppet Basil Brush as Buttons – a wonderful piece of casting and proof that quality never fades.
So as of next week we will be in December, can you believe it?! We cannot wait for the festive season to really get underway, as we have our fabulous pantomime, Cinderella, coming to us from Friday 11 December to Sunday 3rd January. And if Peter Pan and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were anything to go by, even more sell our shows and and rave reviews will be on the cards this year!
Team promise a night at The Grove panto. The Grove’s Cinderella is a local lass made good. Jane Ledsom comes from Bedford and her dad’s company actually built the theatre. She’s best known locally as the voice of Luton Town.The football fanatic had recorded two singles and a video in support of The Hatters and is making her panto debut as Cinders. There’s talk that the first team and their families will be coming to see the show so Jane can’t wait.
Oh yes it is… Cinderella with Basil Brush. You’ll have a ball at this year’s spectacular panto, Cinderella, at The Grove Theatre, in Dunstable. Fairy godmother Bernie Nolan has waved a magic wand to conjure up a host of stars to appear in the Yuletide show, which opens on December 11. The singer and actress, star of The Bill, Brookside and Blood Brothers, will have to share spells on stage with larger-than-life family favourite Basil Brush who is making his début as Buttons, and local lass Jane Ledsom as Cinders. Hoping to steal the handsome prince will be Ugly Sisters Malcolm Lord, who starred for 13 years as firstly George then Bungle, in children’s TV classic, Rainbow, and Simon Bashford. There are also Buzz and Woody, a pair of the smallest Shetland ponies imaginable, who will be helping to pull the belle of the ball in the finale. Cinderella runs until January 3 and tickets are selling fast. For tickets and information contact the box office 01582 602080 or go online www.grovetheatre.co.uk Next year’s panto has already been announced. It’s Aladdin!
We may be in the middle of a pleasantly mild October, but those luvvies down at the Grove Theatre are already turning their attention to Christmas. Oh yes they are!