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Cameron takes the family to Chippy’s panto
11:00am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
PRIME Minister David Cameron helped The Theatre at Chipping Norton celebrate 40 years of panto by bringing his family to enjoy this year’s show, Cinderella.
After enjoying the performance, Mr Cameron stayed on to meet the cast and congratulate them on a production he found hugely enjoyable.
“We are extremely pleased to once again welcome the Prime Minister and his family,” said director John Terry.
“This year’s production of Cinderella transports the audience to the canals and carnivals of Venice.
“Hopefully this will provide a welcome little holiday from the trials and tribulations of running the country.”
Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden praised The Theatre’s panto after enjoying the show with her family on Saturday.
The TV star, who owns a cottage near Chipping Norton, joked with the cast: “You are definitely through to the next round.”
She added: “I thought it was completely magical, unique and very funny.”
Ms Holden met cast members backstage after the performance including Matt Pinches, who plays Buttons, and Richard Croughan and Shaun Hennessy, who play ugly sisters Tutti and Frutti.
Stephen Birch, the theatre’s head of marketing, said they were pleased to welcome Ms Holden and added: “She was really friendly.”
Cinderella runs at the theatre, in Spring Street, until Sunday.
The Theatre is celebrating 40 years of pantomime at Chipping Norton.