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Cinderella had a ball in Mapperley Parish Church on Friday: and Saturday.
The church; was packed with around 125 people each night for two performances by the apperley Village Players. Production went very well and will probably be followed by a similar event next year.
The cast was: Vocal chorus, Thursday Club members Doris Davies, Muriel Durow, Janet East, Betty Glover, Mabel Martin, Harriet Riley, Doris Smith and Jessie Thornley; augmentation, Bruce Allen, Nora Czypak, Doris
Pringle and Christine Woodward: soloist, Celia Stone; Cinderella, Becky Stone; father, Phil Carter; step-mother, Janet East; Matilda, Joan Law; Charlotte, Joan Waterfall; Buttons, Ed Hubbard; clowns, Ivor Pearson, Julie D'este, and Phil Carter; children's chorus, Timothy Birkin, Deborah Cooke, Tina Hawley, Linda Hubbard, Dawn Hutchinson, Marie Marsden, Janine Pearson, Sarah Pearson, Donna Reeve, Katie Skinner, Pippa Stone; herald, Brian Durow; Prince Charming, Bill Skinner; Bandini, Dominic Stone; Fairy God Mother, Betty Glover; page boy, Timothy Birkin; Teddy boy, Phil Carter:dancers,- Mandy Clarke, Julie D'este, Helen Durow, Brenda Law, Alison Parkinson, Mark Pearson, Daryl Pritchett, Richard Skinner and Caroline Woodward.
The script and song lyrics were, by Ruth Allen; choreography Celia Stone; production, Ruth Allen; pianist, Charles Stone; fanfare written by Harry Doughty and played by Martin Cooke; song harmonics, Muriel Durow;
stage hands, Trevor Durow and Phillip Ogden:
lighting by Walt, Bromley & Ed & operated by Molly Skinner; make-up artists & dresses, Julie Douglas, Helen Durow, Brenda Law,Brenda Law, Jean Marsden, Christine Redgate ,and Becky Stone; prompt, Pat Gould; wardrobe Doris Pringle, Christine Redgate, Kate Robinson and Celia Stone; sign writing Lois Lowe; publicity, Hazel Coleman and Kate Robinson; photography, Olive Beckett; refreshments, Carol Purdy and Christina Woodward; programmes Doris Pringle and transport Phil Carter And John Robinson.

May 2019 – following a photograph of the panto being shown in the recent edition of the Ilkeston Life newspaper, I was contacted by the writer of the pantomime, Ruth Allen.  She provided the following–

The Players didn't exist when I started; I just accumulated people as we went along. And I got into trouble, too: it was the days of Edie Pearson, Alice Redgate, Connie Wood and Mabel Martin, and I wrote a couplet (it was all in rhyming couplets) which went '.......(can't remember the first bit)..... and with legs like table, Edith, Connie, Alice, Mabel. Not unnaturally, they got a bit cross and I had to go and eat humble pie. 

We didn't have a stage until only a few days before we were due to perform, and a guy called Phil who lived up near the Durows jumped up and down and fixed us a stage, and carpeted it! Becky Stone (now at the Bottle Kiln) was Cinders, and Bill Skinner was Prince Charming and he could sing!


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