Christmas is coming and Cinderella can’t go to the ball, but never worry, Buttons is ditching his South Wales Argus paper delivery round to help Cinder’s find her Prince Charming!

Sounds fun? Well, it is. Newport Riverfront’s presentation of Cinderella in association with Hiss and Boo Productions features over two hours of song, dance, and slapstick, a sprinkle of snow and an all-star cast as well as a magical flying horse.

The tale of Cinderella is made possible by an enchanting performance from Nichola Lagan in the title role, while Rob Wilshaw makes female hearts flutter as Prince Charming.

Melanie Walters (from Gavin & Stacey) is every inch the Fairy Godmother and regularly disappears in a puff of smoke while Keiron Self (from My Family and High Hopes) raises many smiles as Buttons especially when encouraging the audience to join in with the almost unpronounceable song about the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Returning panto favourites Richard Elis (from EastEnders) and Lee Mengo make a fabulous comic double act as Blodwen and Myfanwy - The Ugly Sisters and give Goldie Lookin’ Chain a run for their money with a hip hop version of Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen’s White Christmas classic Sisters.. The pair also show their talent for visual comedy performing the Near Enough Ballet alongside Kieron Self.

Emma Goodwin as Eliza and Newport’s talented children also provide some stunning choreographed dance sequences adding further to the magic of Cinderella’s colourful scenes.

Cinderella continues at Newport Riverfront until January 2, 2012