Cinderella A Christmas Pantomime

You’ve probably heard the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, but this version is unlike any other you’ve ever heard before. Cinderella gets help from her servant dog, Buttons and, of course, her trusty ‘fairy godmother’ in her quest to make it to the royal ball. Filled with songs, jokes and laughs, watch this unique story unfold as Cinderella tries to find her Prince Charming. Experience this holiday treat at the Capitol Theatre this December. 

In true British Pantomime style, the audience is encouraged to participate, and the more they do, the better the play becomes.

Director – Kate Ryan*

Playwright – Jocelyn Ahlf*

Composer – Erik Mortimer

Choreographer – Cindy Kerr*

Musical Director – Stephanie Urquhart

Stage Manager – Maura Penn

Assistant Stage Manager – Steven Sobolewski


Buttons (Servant/Dog) – Jason Hardwick*
Cinderella – Bella King
Madame De Pancake (Stepmother) – Jocelyn Ahlf
Nostril (Stepsister) – Corben Kushneryk*
Poutine (Stepsister) – Josh Travnik
Selkirk (Royal Valet) – Alexandra Dawkins
The Prince – Cam Chapman
Bunny (Fairy Queen of Rabbit Hill) – Rachel Bowron*


*The participation of these artists are arranged with permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre  (DOT) Policy.


What is a pantomime?

A pantomime or “panto” is a British theatre production traditionally performed at Christmas. It incorporates song, dance, gags, slapstick comedy, jokes, and general silliness with a plot usually based on children’s stories and fairy tales. Topical humour is a must!

Is it okay to bring young children?

The very best part of a pantomime for parents of young children is the kids don’t have to be quiet or sit still during the production. In fact, audience participation is encouraged! Theatre goers should expect to cheer the hero, boo the villain, laugh, call out and sing along. 

Will my older children like it too?

The pantomime is fun for all ages and will have jokes and comedy that will appeal to everyone from your youngest family member to your oldest.

How much are tickets?

Regular-priced admission is $40 for adults and $35 for children. Book early and on select nights to save. Book your tickets before midnight on December 3rd and save $5 on select tickets (Thursday excluding preview night, and Friday ticket) or get your tickets for preview night on December 12th or on Wednesday, December 18th for only $25 a ticket, all ages.

Are tickets available at the door?

If the performance isn’t sold out, tickets will be available at the door; however, it’s advisable to book online in advance. Please check the website before heading down if you haven’t secured your tickets in advance.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my baby who can sit on my lap?

Yes, in order to meet fire code restrictions, all guests, including babies require a ticket.

Where is the event held?

The event is held at the beautiful Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park.

What time do the doors open?

The doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Where do I park?

Parking depends on site conditions at the Park. Look for an email prior to your event with parking instructions.

Will there be food & beverage options?

The concession at the theatre will be open. On December 21st and 22nd only, make a day of it and enjoy brunch at Johnson’s Cafe in the Hotel Selkirk next to the theatre. There are two seatings that complement the timing of Cinderella. Book the 10:00 am or the 10:30 am sitting and we’ll ensure you finish up in time for the 12:00 pm production of Cinderella. Brunch bookings will be available soon.