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Cinderella enchants audiences at Walsall Arena

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Cinderella, the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale cast its magic over audiences at Christmas, proving to be Walsall Arena & Arts Centre’s best-selling pantomime ever.

Two pantomime characters, Cinderella and Buttons, both in dirty, patched clothing dance in a palace in front of a glittery clock.
Nicola Robinson-Smith starred as Cinderella and Jack Callagan as Buttons in Walsall Arena & Arts Centre’s Cinderella.

The only professional pantomime production in Walsall, it also featured up-and-coming talent from students through a partnership with Walsall College. The 2024 production will be announced very soon.  

“ It just isn’t Christmas without a trip to a pantomime, and we are delighted that Cinderella was such a success. Many families are making it a tradition to attend the Arena’s production, returning year after year. The cast and Walsall Arena team have been blown away by the wonderful heart-felt comments from audiences. I would like to thank everyone who attended, as well as those who were involved in the show, including the production team, Walsall Arena staff, cast and crew.

“Walsall Arena have a fantastic year-round programme with live music across genres, comedy, theatre and more. It has something for everyone, so support your local venues and talent in 2024!

Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces at Walsall Council.

Walsall Arena have an exciting year ahead with events to entertain all ages. Swifties will love the award-winning Taylor Swift tribute Taylormania (23 March), and youngsters The Little Mix Show (17 February). Musos will enjoy UK Pink Floyd Experience (27 January), The George Harrison Project (13 April) and The ELO Tribute Show (4 May). The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys will also be in residence to get audiences in the mood for St Patrick’s Day at One Night in Dublin (15 March).

2024 will also see Sex Pistols front man John Lydon (25 May), Happy Monday’s lead singer Shaun Ryder (12 October) and Steve Harley (2 November) in-person for in-conversation events at the venue.

Full information can be found at the Walsall Arena website at:




Notes to editors

Walsall Arena and Arts Centre, Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall. WS3 1AG

0300 555 2898. Box Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm.

Walsall Arena is a multi-purpose performance space located in Leamore, just 2 miles from Walsall town centre and 10 minutes from Junction 10 of the M6. It hosts a diverse range of events from live pop music, tribute acts, orchestral concerts to theatre performances, pantomime and comedy. The Arena has multiple spaces to hire and can accommodate large scale performances, conferences, exhibitions along with smaller meetings and seminars.

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