Trumpy and Pumpy Squeezepocket, Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters in this year’s pantomime at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, had a great day out at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre looking for an outfit to wear to Prince Charming’s ball, surprising shoppers and causing mischief and mayhem wherever they went.
Played by Simeon Truby and Fine Time Fontayne, the flatulent ‘Uglies’ drooled over diamonds in Ernest Jones, fought over stilettos that look remarkably like Cinderella’s crystal slippers in Debenhams and found their gowns in River Island.
The sisters were also fortunate enough to meet staff in the Debenhams cosmetic and beauty departments, who invited them along to their VIP event on Thursday 6 December, where they’ll be able to take part in master classes and get glammed up with 15% off skincare, beauty and fragrance.
Shoppers in the centre were thrilled to see the pantomime stars as they strolled around the stores, taking selfies and saying hello to panto fans young and old.
Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, commented: “It’s great to see the two Dames from the Coliseum Theatre pantomime appearing in the centre today. It goes to show the close relationship the two organisations have and shows the town centre working in partnership together.”
Each year the Coliseum serves up the perfect panto recipe – excellent actors, singers and dancers dishing out the very best in traditional fun that’s great for kids and not-so-grown-up grown-ups. Add some music, songs and slapstick, plus a sprinkling of fairy dust for the perfect Christmas celebration.
This year, Prince Charming is throwing a ball and everyone is invited! But it looks like poor Cinderella will be staying home alone, thanks to her Wicked Stepmother and two Ugly Sisters, Trumpy and Pumpy. With the help of her best friend Buttons and a magical Fairy Godmother can Cinderella make it to the party on time?
Cinderella is sponsored by George Hill Timber and N Brown Group. The pantomime’s Educational Partner is Oldham Hulme Grammar School.