Emporium Brighton

Emporium is a new professional theatre for Brighton: a theatre, café, bar, exhibition and hub for theatre and movie professionals and enthusiasts alike. When you visit Emporium you will discover, all under one roof:

Our theatre – the atmosphere of our magnificent warehouse theatre space helps the drama come alive.
Our café – open all day every day, serving a range of healthy meals, snacks and indulgent treats. All within the grandeur of a wonderful old church!
Our exhibitions – a chance to peek behind the scenes at incredible props, stunning theatre costumes and set pieces from famous movies.
Our bar – the place to relax, socialise and network. Open every evening, whether we have a show playing or not.

Emporium really is the place for lovers of film and theatre to relax, network and get creative.

We are just about to embark on a full year of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that includes Backett's 'Endgame', Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane', Sondheim's 'Into The Woods' and following on from the huge success of 'Cinders', our pantomime last year, our second traditional Christmas fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Having successfully brought panto back to Brighton last year this year we are well on the way to achieving our next ambition - that of becoming Brighton's Regional Rep Theatre.

Emporium's patron is actor and director Alan Rickman.

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Cinders

Written by Nigel Fairs
Directed by James Weisz
Designed by Gary Blair

Emporium bring Panto back to Brighton with this magical re-telling of the classic fairytale.

21 November 2013 - 4 January 2014
2pm & 7pm


Full of colourful characters, thrilling theatrical effects and sumptuous costumes Cinders is the perfect escape from the Winter weather for all the family.

Of course no pantomime would be complete without slapstick silliness, a damsel in distress rescued by her dashing Prince and a truly wicked, boo-able villainess, and Cinders has these by the glittery bucketful!

Ooooh! when Cinders and her Mother face peril in the spooky woods.
Aaaaah! at the first meeting of our heroine and her Prince.
Gasp! as the Fairy Godmother does things with a pumpkin that would astound Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen.

Suitable for ages 3+ (though does contain 'pantoscary scenes of mild peril' and a few whizz-bangs that may be a bit much for the very young or tremulous.)

This show includes the use of haze, smoke and a few pyrotechnics.

Playing: 21 November 2013 - 4 January 2014 / 2pm & 7pm
Duration is approximately two hours, including a twenty minute interval



What our audiences are saying:

Fantastic visit to Panto (Cinders) before Christmas - adults and kids alike enjoyed every minute of it . . . . probably best fun we have had at a Panto ever …. definitely going to be an annual outing - Caz

We had a great time and thought the show was great. Many thanks for a super afternoon - Kay

Fab panto evening at Emporium, London Rd Brighton watching Cinders (and our daughters' entranced faces) - Helen

Fantastic panto, one of the best I've ever seen, much like the ones I saw as a child (no z list celebs or jokes about Simon Cowell - thank goodness). Keep up the good work - Louise

Just got back from seeing "cinders" WOW! just goes to show what a small band of very talented performers and crew can do true theater top quality performances and very strong stage presences by all - and flawless timing from the crew - Truly magical - William

Cinders is absolutely wonderful! I came to see it yesterday , with a group of people and loved the script, acting, costumes and hilarity. We all had a great time and will tell our other friends about it and the lovely ambience that his great venue provides - Pauline

Went to see Cinders at Emporium last night, amazing , engaging and intimate. Songs poetry, just great and I even cried - Christina

Just wanted to say how much me and my family enjoyed the performance of Cinders. It was, without doubt the best and funniest panto we have ever been to - Julie

We had a Pantotastic time watching Cinders at Emporium, London Rd. Oh yes we did! - Helen

Go, go, go - it's fantastic! - Pauline


And there are tweets too:

Cinders! Is the pantoiest panto I've seen for years. Funny, great costumes, happy ending. Happy Christmas - Lucy

Go see #Cinders @EmporiumBton you will love it :) X - Becky

Cinders at Emporium Brighton is a wonderful show. Do see it if you can! - Kids In Brighton

Brighton is full of fun - go ice skating at Pavilion and catch Cinders @EmporiumBton - Charley

Cinders @EmporiumBton superb show. Fabulous cast! #Brighton #panto #hesbehindyou! - Rock

Cinders is not to be missed Brightonians - Joogleberry

Loved #cinders @EmporiumBton great panto, fab venue - Claire

Just taken the family to see Cinders @EmporiumBton - brilliant old skool panto fun! - Guy

Cinders @EmporiumBton is a truly fabulous panto for all full of the true spirit of pantomime, a must see 5 star Xmas treat not to be missed! - Andrew Kay

I highly recommend Cinders the panto @EmporiumBton Took a group of 4 year olds on Sat and they are STILL talking about it! Great venue & show - Leesa

'My first Panto' & 3 hours on we're still talking about it ... Great proper panto @EmporiumBton whether you're 3 or a bit older! - Cat

Have you visited @EmporiumBton ? It's a wonderful gem of a venue & their Cinders is delightful - Charley


TKTS:
Standard 2-4 Jan:

     £17 / £14
     £57.40 Family (4 including max 2 adults)

Premium 20-31 Dec:
     £19 / £17
     £65 Family

GROUPS:
Contact us for school and groups rates (more than 30 people) . We also have additional, unpublished, 10:30am performances dates, some of which are set aside specifically for schools and social groups who are able to book for 90+

SAVE:
Book online for 5% discount on all tickets except previews.

AND REMEMBER - Emporium do not charge online booking fees. The price you see is the price you pay.

PLEASE NOTE:
All seating is unallocated, however all of our seats have great views and our ushers and front of house staff ensure that all audience members enjoy their experience.

 

The Players

Lucy Bundy makes a radiantly maternal Fairy Godmother - The Stage

Lucy Bundy makes a radiantly maternal Fairy Godmother - The Stage

Nigel Fairs plays the Baron with total charm - The Latest

Nigel Fairs plays the Baron with total charm - The Latest

Kirstie Maginn’s Evil Stepmother is a luxuriously crude and casually cruel nemesis - The Stage

Kirstie Maginn’s Evil Stepmother is a luxuriously crude and casually cruel nemesis - The Stage

Justine Martin as the older Cinders is excellent - The Latest

Justine Martin as the older Cinders is excellent - The Latest

Natalie Sexton and Lucy Mepsted are hysterically good as the ugly sisters Initt and Tho - The Latest

Natalie Sexton and Lucy Mepsted are hysterically good as the ugly sisters Initt and Tho - The Latest

The ridiculously talented Lucy Mepsted and Natalie Sexton - The Argus

The ridiculously talented Lucy Mepsted and Natalie Sexton - The Argus

Goodies just don’t get sweeter than Robin Kuhr, whose sassy Prince Charming is set to break many an adolescent heart - The Argus

Goodies just don’t get sweeter than Robin Kuhr, whose sassy Prince Charming is set to break many an adolescent heart - The Argus

Olivia Langford, Fleur Aston and Ella Lucas  play Young Ella

Olivia LangfordFleur Aston and Ella Lucas  play Young Ella