CINDERELLA is only a matter of weeks away and excitement is building. But for one household, pantomime has become a family affair.
Tracey Hames-Sharp joined the Tamworth Pantomime Company last year with her 16 year old daughter Molly Sharp, and this year they return with leading roles.
Tracey is playing the part of the Fairy Godmother while Molly plays Cinderella’s lovable best friend Buttons at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms this Christmas.
Tracey said: “I am thrilled to be part of the Tamworth Pantomime Company, but it makes it so much more magical to be acting alongside my daughter.
“Molly and I have a special relationship; yes we do all the usual mother and daughter stuff, but we are also best friends and keep each other together.
“We both love drama so it’s fantastic being able to share this passion together. Molly is so talented at what she does and it’s wonderful to see her perform alongside me and this great cast.”
Molly’s first pantomime experience was last year when Tracey and her joined the cast of Dick Whittington. She played a smaller part, Juliet, but is looking forward to taking on the iconic role of Buttons this year.
Molly said: “I’m loving every minute of the pantomime, and I feel so lucky to be able to share the experience with a lovely set of people.
“Last year it was brilliant seeing our rehearsals transfer onto the stage, and I’m sure this year will be even better.
“The laughs and family spirit is priceless, and I can’t wait for Cinderella to begin.”
Cinderella follows the story of a girl treated badly by her Evil Stepmother and Ugly Sisters. When she runs into her Fairy Godmother (Tracey Hames-Sharp) her life changes forver. With the help of her best friend Buttons (Molly Sharp) she finds true love with Prince Charming – but will she live happily ever after?
Cinderella comes to the Tamworth Assembly Rooms 17 – 23 December and 2 – 4 January. Tickets are £12 adults, £9 concessions and £38 for a family tickets. They can be purchased from the Tamworth Tourist Information Centre on 01827 709618 or from www.TamworthAssemblyRooms.co.uk.