Pantomime season is returning to an OnFife venue this Christmas … and star performer Kim Shepherd is thrilled to be slipping back into a leading role. 

Dunfermline-based Kim is raring to go toe to toe with Prince Charming and sweep him off his feet in a production of Cinderella at the Rothes Hall.  

This year’s production in Glenrothes – which runs from 3 to 24 December – will be Kim’s 11th panto and the ten-strong cast is promising a family show full of laughter, magic and romance,

“Fife audiences come to have a really good time and you get an amazing vibe from them,” says Kim, who has starred in the last four OnFife pantos at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre.

“I love that there are always big family groups and that going to the panto’s a real tradition for them. The audience is like another character within the show and it really gees you up before you start.”

“Cinderella is the most magical of shows – the pinnacle of pantos, if you like,” says Kim. “Rehearsals have been going so well and there’s extra sparkle this year because we missed the past two years.”

Kim will be joined on stage by River City star Greg Powrie and OnFife panto favourite Colin Little as one of the wicked stepsisters. Another River City regular, Cameron Fulton, will fill the role of Buttons.

Henry Dolgoff plays the handsome Prince Charming, Lorraine Graham is the Baroness Balgonie, Ryan Towart is Dandini and Martine McMenemy will play the Fairy Godmother. 

Also taking part in the show will be Emily Imerfreys and Will Thompson Brant plus a local junior ensemble to bring you an evening full of sparkle, spills and laughs galore.

Karen Taylor, Programming Manager, said: “The cast of Cinderella is hugely talented and we’re thrilled to have a wonderful Junior Ensemble of local children – we can guarantee that everyone will have a ball this festive season!”

Tickets are available from £7. Family tickets offer savings of up to 15 per cent and bookings for groups of 10 or more mean reductions of 10 per cent. Shows include relaxed and BSL performances.