Lady Bushra and Misty Chance, two stars of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ drag scene, take centre stage as the stepsisters in Cinderella at Contact, Manchester (December 9-31) in a production committed to reducing its environmental impact and making it an eco-conscious and inclusive event for all.
The show - from producers eight-freestyle - not only features an LGBTQ+ cast but also emphasises sustainability through recycled costumes and a collaboration with Hart-Work, a small clothing brand that reworks old clothes into new clothes.
For the first time, eight-freestyle is teaming up with the Contact Young Company which, recognised for having a finger on the pulse of some of today’s more pressing issues, is ready to bring a modern spin to the classic story.
Sean Canning, director of eight-freestyle, said: “We’re confident this will be eight-freestyle’s best panto yet. We're all about the magic of storytelling and the joy of pantomime, and this production brings both to life in the quirkiest, most sustainable way possible."
Contact's artistic director and CEO Keisha Thompson said: “With sustainability woven into the fabric of the show, it's like Cinderella's glass slipper – a perfect fit for our commitment to eco-conscious fun." The run includes a range of access provisions, including BSL, captioned performances, relaxed conditions and a range of discounts.
More info and tickets here