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Cinderella trio pop by to prepare Lincoln pupils for a magical night

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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Three Lincoln actors delighted children from Hartsholme Academy when they brought their annual panto roadshow to the school.

James Kane, Adam Fielding and Natalie Hayes-Cowley have been around the county visiting schools who have booked to see Cinderella – this year's panto at Lincoln Drill Hall – during a week-long tour, to help get the youngsters used to seeing a live show.

Adam Fielding, who has performed in all of the road shows, said: "The Christmas pantomime at Lincoln Drill Hall is always a fantastic experience and bringing these workshops to schools around the county really gets the children into the Christmas spirit... and me as well!

"This is my fifth year with the Lincoln Drill Hall panto road show and it's great we can offer them to schools who have booked to see Cinderella.

"Once the children have seen our roadshow they then can't wait to come and see the panto."

Natalie Hayes-Cowley who plays the Fairy Godmother added: "The workshops are a lot of fun as we give the children a high energy, fun show which tells them a little about the history of panto as well as putting on a potted version of the show, which includes getting some of the children up on stage, as well as one of the male teachers from the school and dressing them up in a dame's outfit.

"The children always love seeing that!"

James Kane loves the way the children get involved in the performance.

He said: "The panto road show has been wonderful, as the children really get into the roadshow – cheering, booing and singing along – as well as learning why the joy of pantomime is so inherent in our culture."

The production of Cinderella runs from Friday, December 13 to Saturday, January 4 at Lincoln Drill Hall.

Box office 01522 873894 or online at www.lincolndrill hall.com

Tickets cost £15 for adults, £11 concessions and £46 for a family ticket.

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