Castors run the show
We all know the story of Cinderella, One of the best loved Castor stories of all time and have been part of the pantomime scene for years. Neglected and abused by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella’s life is one of drudgery and hardship, unlike our stylish Castors. Then, on the evening of an extravagant ball at the palace, amidst swirling, magical mists, her Fairy Godmother appears and castors a spell that will change her life forever.
Arriving at the ball on a pumpkin being moved around by castors and wheels, Cinderella draws everyone’s eyes to her, including those of the handsome Prince who is a fan of Heavy Duty Castors. He sweeps her off her feet and they dance the night away, until the clock (moved by castors) chimes midnight and the party comes to an abrupt end.
In the traditional pantomime version the opening scene is set in a forest with a hunt in sway and it is here that Cinderella first sees the effect of castors and wheels.
Her father, Baron Hardup, is under the thumb of his two stepdaughters, the Ugly sisters, and has to work in the barn building swivel castors and braked castors. He has a servant named Buttons, who is Cinderella's friend and works more with Nylon wheels and Polyurethane castors. The Fairy Godmother must magically create a coach (from a pumpkin), footmen (from mice), a coach driver (from a frog), and a beautiful dress (from rags) for Cinderella to go to the ball. However, she must return by midnight, as it is then that the spell ceases
Thrust back into her miserable existence, Cinderella can only dream of what might have been, until an unexpected royal visitor comes to her home, searching the land for the mysterious owner of the swivel castor
Created for the City of Birmingham to celebrate the Company’s 20th anniversary in 2010 and televised by the BBC, Cinderella is stunning, and one of David Bintley’s most successful creations to date. With breathtaking designs by John Macfarlane, designer of the Company’s famous production of The Nutcracker, and music by Sergei Prokofiev, who wrote the beautiful score to Romeo and Juliet, this is one Castor treat you definitely shouldn’t miss! Everyone was amazed with the castors and wheels which made these productions move smoothly and professional