West End actress shares stories about her career at Cinderella rehearsal

PUBLISHED: 06:30 14 October 2016

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group with West End actress Sidi Scott at their rehearsal.

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group with West End actress Sidi Scott at their rehearsal.


Following on from a successful run of Bad Girls the Musical, the next production from Beccles-based Spotlight Musical Theatre Group is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic fairytale musical Cinderella (Enchanted Edition).

And on Tuesday the cast had a special treat when West End actress, dancer and choreographer, Sidi Scott, paid a visit to a rehearsal at the Quaker Hall.

Ms Scott was a dancer in the original West End production of Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) back in 1958 at the London Coliseum starring the likes of Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Williams and Tommy Steele.

During her presentation, she recounted some funny stories about Williams (who played one of the ugly sisters), Steele (who played Buttons) and the many different ‘live’ animals that were used in the show, which would often leave small deposits on the stage.

She said: “I loved that show and the costumes and sets were wonderful. Kenneth was very funny and Tommy a delight to work with, though Tommy was a terrible prankster.”

Recalling her long run in the original show she also said: “It’s a joyous show and one where I have the happiest memories.”

Ms Scott enjoyed watching the rehearsal and said she is looking forward to seeing the Spotlight production come alive when it’s staged at the Public Hall in November and December.

Directed by Jenni Newman, and muscial director Stella Brownsea, the cast bring great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity to the show, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar when the slipper fits.

Cinderella is played by Megan Oakes with Neville Rowell playing the role of Prince Christopher, both recent newcomers to the group.

The show runs from Tuesday, November 29 to Saturday, December 3, with curtain up at 7.30pm. There is the addition of a matinee show on December 3 with curtain up at 2.30pm.

It promises to be a colourful, spectacular show for all the family.

Tickets for the production are on sale now at Beccles Public Hall from the box office, by calling 01502 770060 or online at

Further information about Cinderella, the group and future shows is available at

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