Octagon Theatre Bolton
Written by Mike Kenny
Additional Lyrics by Ivan Stott
Music by Rob Hiley
Director Ben Occhipinti

Five rats. One romance. No cheese.

It’s got all the traditional elements for a fabulous festive treat – a feisty girl who dreams of dressing up and dancing, a wicked stepmother, mean older sisters, and a slightly geeky Prince – but this Cinderella has one big difference. The rats are in charge.

Join Whiskers, Tail, Teeth, Ears and Claws as they tell their story, play live music, dance, sing and squabble their way through to the hilarious fairy-tale ending.

Cinderella is an entertaining and energetic production for the whole family from award-winning writer for children, Mike Kenny. Mike was included in the Independent on Sunday's list of Top Ten Living Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world. His adaptation of The Railway Children won an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

Additional information

Ticket Prices 

£25 - £10 (Concessions available)

Family Tickets

From just £40! (Save £5 on full price tickets for groups 4+)

Age Guide

5 years and over (We do not admit babes in arms (Children under 18 months))

Education Pack

You can download our Cinderella education pack here.

A superb, fun show for all the family.



Alexander Bean

Alexander Bean

Whiskers/The Prince
Lucy Faint

Lucy Faint

Alicia McKenzie

Alicia McKenzie

Anne O'Riordan

Anne O'Riordan

Felicity Sparks

Felicity Sparks

Tomas Wolstenholme

Tomas Wolstenholme



Mike Kenny


Ivan Stott

Additional lyrics

Mary Horan

Costume Associate

Rob Hiley

Composer and Musical Director

Arnim Friess

Lighting Designer

Lesley Hutchison

Movement and Associate Director

Sophia Horrocks

Deputy Stage Manager

"Charming and captivating" 

The Stage

“A wonderful mix of witty writing, poignancy, memorable songs and charm.”

The Bolton News

"Simply fantastic from start to finish."

North West End

“Energetic and entertaining.”


Audience reviews

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What an enjoyable evening..the cast are very talented and have beautiful voices..excellent improvisation with few props..and cinders had brilliant comic timing a star in the making..well done guys

Fiona barker

Ticket Prices £25 - £10 (Concessions available)
Small groups 4+ Save £5 on full prices for all group members (discount will be applied in basket automatically) 
Groups and school prices available (see underneath dates for details)
Age Guide 5 years and over (We do not admit babes in arms (Children under 18 months))

Show accessible performances only

Groups and Schools 10+ 16 years and under £11.50, Adults £15 plus 1 free adult for every 10 children. Off peak Performances only
Off Peak Performances Fri 18 November – Fri 9 December- all performances, Sat 10 – Wed 21 December– excluding Fri eve and Sat performances, Mon 9 – Sat 14 January- excluding Sat performances

For Groups and Schools tickets call our Box Office on 01204 520661.