Wiltshire Creative today announces the cast for their pantomime, Cinderella – Wiltshire Creative’s Artistic Director Gareth Machin directs Lucy Aiston, (Hastag), Samuel Ashall  (Swing), Alex Crandon  (Deldini), Fergie Fraser (Viral), Daniel Goode (Lady Stella Hardup), Dani Hardy (Swing), Jade Johnson (Fairy Showbiz), George Olney (Prince), and Jasmine Triadi (Cinderella), in a wonderful retelling of this classic tale. 

Following the success of their previous award-winning pantos, this brilliant adaptation of Cinderella written by PlestedBrown and Wilsher will kickstart Salisbury’s Christmas festivities. With James Button returning for another year of imaginative stage design. The production opens on 30 November with previews from 26 November and runs until 8 January 2023.  

Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative said today: “I am delighted to be directing Cinderella this year with such a brilliantly talented cast and creative team. Salisbury Playhouse will be full of laughter and festive fun. Adam Brown, Clare Plested and Amanda Wilsher have written a wonderful and hilarious adaptation of a much-loved family classic. Combing the classic tale with contemporary flare, I know it will keep audiences young and old equally enthralled!” 

A Wiltshire Creative production 


by Plested, Brown & Wilsher 

26 November – 8 January 

Director: Gareth Machin; Designer: James Button; Lighting Designer: Nic Farman 

The classic rags to riches tale has delighted generations and now Plested and Brown (Clare Plested, Adam Brown and Amanda Wilsher) are back with their fresh take on this beloved story. 

Will Cinderella make it to the ball? Will the Fairy Godmother save the day? And will her step-sisters ever give her a rest and help her with the housework? 

Cinderella is full of traditional pantomime fun with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades, and more magic and sparkle than you can shake a wand at. 

Dig out your best frock, polish your glass slippers and prepare for a pantomime party like no other. 

Lucy Aiston plays Hastag. Her theatre credits include, Spring Awakening (Newcastle College), 

The Little Mermaid (Chinese tour), Redhead (Bridewell Theatre), The Guinea Pig Club (Perfect Pitch), Trioperas (Peacock Theatre), Brass the Musical (Union Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre) Songs for Jeremy (Southwark Playhouse), No Limits (Soho Theatre), The Hold (Graeae Theatre) Peter Pan (Under the Bridge), Squad Goals (Dagenham and Redbridge Football Stadium), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Northern Stage)and Chess (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Samuel Ashall (Swing). His theatre credits include, Gypsy (BIF), The Knights of MusicIndustry Mind Awards (The Grad Fest), Sleeping Beauty (UK tour), and Roles We’ll Never Play (Lyric Theatre).  

Alex Crandon plays Deldini. His theatre credits include, 3 Winters (Corbett Theatre), Consent (Bridewell Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (Harlow Playhouse), and Bugsy Malone (Bloomsbury Theatre). His film credits include, Love Without WallsLove is Thicker Than Water, and Coffee Break.  

Fergie Fraser plays Viral. Her theatre credits include Restless Natives (Sympathetic Ink Ltd). 

Daniel Goode plays Lady Stella Hardup. His theatre credits include, Beauty and the Beast (Rose Theatre) A Christmas CarolTreasure IslandThe Second Mrs TanquerayThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeAlice in Winterland  (Rose Theatre Kingston), The Taming of the ShrewThe Phoenician WomenJulius Caesar (RSC), Hamlet (Peter Hall Company), Chicago (West End), Great ExpectationsThe Picture of Dorian GrayLady Chatterley’s Lover (Tilted Wig), The Beggar’s OperaAlice in Wonderland (Storyhouse Chester), The Misanthrope (ETT/Liverpool Playhouse), Hamlet (ETT, West End), The Taming of the ShrewDon JuanMother Courage (English Touring Theatre), The Merry Wives Of WindsorRomeo and JulietThe Wind in the Willows (Chester Performs), Maurice (Above The Stag), The Taming of the Shrew (Wilton’s Music Hall), Noel & Gertie (Salisbury Playhouse), Sympathetic Magic (The Steam Industry), Brontë (UK tour), Blue Murder (Manchester Library Theatre), Oscar (King’s Head Theatre), and The Government InspectorA Midsummer Night’s DreamWingsPrivate Lives (Harrogate Theatre). His television redits include Hustle; and for film, Shadowlands, Another LifeThe Re-distributors, Queen’s EvidenceBeyond DeathGateway to Heaven, and Catflap.  

Dani Hardy (Swing). Her theatre credits include, Rapunzel (UK tour), Beauty and The BeastPinocchio (Worthing Pavilion Theatre), The Night Before ChristmasCinderella (PHA), and A Little Night Music, Dare to DreamThe Laine Show (Laine Theatre Arts).

Jade Johnson plays Fairy Showbiz. Her theatre credits include, The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve), Mad on Her (Arts Theatre), All Killer: The Midnight Beast Musical (Live Nation Pleasance King Dome), and The Color Purple (Cadogan Hall). Her television credits include, World’s End, and Shelf Life

George Olney plays Prince. His theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Eurobeat The Pride of Europe (Fourth Wall Live), Aladdin (The Corn Exchange Newbury), Saturday Night Fever (UK tour), Fiddler On The Roof (Playhouse Theatre), Starlight Express (Starlighthalle), GreaseTop Hat (UK tour), Eurobeat Moldova (Pleasance Grand), Deepover (Camden Fringe Festival), and Children of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre). His film credits include Poisoner and Hamlet.  

Gareth Machin is the Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative. Previously, he was studio associate at the National Theatre, artistic director of Southwark Playhouse and associate director at Bristol Old Vic. Previous Christmas shows for Wiltshire Creative, include Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty SalonRobin Hood, Little Robin Redbreast and The Night Before Christmas.  


Wiltshire Creative brings together Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. Recent theatre productions include the world premieres of Blood Wedding by Barney Norris and The Mirror Crack’d by Rachel Wagstaff. Recent audio and digital productions include the world première of Making Massinger by Simon Butteriss, the British première of Call Cutta at Home by Rimini Protokoll and Shift a significant youth led project amplifying young voices. 

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