WIN! A family panto ticket for Cinderella

FIVE celebrities will be on the Retford stage next year in the Majestic Theatre’s festive production of Cinderella.

The Standard has teamed up with promoters to offer one lucky reader a family ticket to the pantomime which comes to Retford from 4th to 8th January.

Sue Hodge, best known as Mimi in popular TV series Allo, Allo will be performing alongside Big Brother’s ‘Nasty’ Nick Bateman who plays ugly sister Minga.

Also in the cast is Bobby Dazzler from Channel 4’s Shameless and Nick Wymer from CITV’s My Phone Genie.

Playing the lead role of Cinderella is Helen Bates from Bid TV, who is delighted to be coming to Retford.

She said: “This is a dream come true for me. To play Cinderella, the most loved princess of all the Disney films, is incredibly exciting. I have performed in pantos before but I haven’t played Cinderella, so I can’t wait to get started.”

“To then be working with such an all star cast is going to be an amazing experience. I love panto, as I am still a child at heart and performing in such a beautiful theatre is going to be an amazing experience for cast and audience.”

Tickets are on sale now and start at £8.50. Call the box office on 01777 706866 or

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question. Q) Which ugly sister does Nick Bateman play?

Mark your answer ‘Cinderella competition’ and email it to [email protected] or send it by post to The Gainsborough Standard, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP.

Remember to include a daytime contact number.

Entry closes Friday 30th November. Normal Standard competition rules apply.