Cinderella will go to the ball…oh no she won't.

Oh yes she will, but not until 2021.

Mayflower Theatre’s pantomime, Cinderella, is moving to Christmas 2021.

The show will star Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Stepmother and Debbie McGee as the Fairy Godmother and Richard Cadell with Sooty.

All customers with tickets to Cinderella will be contacted to move to the new dates in 2021/22 — the theatre asks customers not to contact them but to wait until they are contacted.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre chief executive, said: “With the current government guidance still unclear on when venues can open without social distancing in place and the latest announcement that no decision will be made until November, we have decided with our pantomime partner Qdos Entertainment to postpone the production of Cinderella until Christmas 2021.

"We will contact customers directly in due course to move their bookings on a year.

"We do not want Christmas to be cancelled completely so we are working to hopefully present some alternative magical entertainment this Christmas if possible — watch this space.”