Interview with an Ugly Step-sister

Category: Queen's Theatre 3

This year’s panto at The Queen’s Theatre is Cinderella and we were lucky enough to have an interview with Kylie Hardup, one of Cinderella’s ugly step sisters:

Thank you for your time to answer our questions at HornchurchLife, we are looking forward to seeing you in Cinderella at The Queen’s Theatre starting on the 3rd December.

What is your favourite thing about pantomime?

One of my favourite things about panto is that it is such a huge amount of fun for everyone involved. oh! and the cake backstage of course.

What do your characters bring to the show?

The sisters bring fun fun fun and more fun and fabulous frocks and frivolity.

What do you have against Cinderella?

She is lazy and plays her awful music really loud and of course she is incredibly ugly compared to my sister Mylie and myself. Oh and she smells of nandos and vimto and has halitosis too. There really isn’t much too like.

Who would be your perfect Prince?

Well that George Clooney would do or Niall Horen from One direction

Describe your perfect night out?

The perfect night out would be 17 Negroni’s followed by smoochy dancing with a West Ham footballer and then a taxi home via the Jason Donna (Kebab) Van

What’s your beauty regime?

My beauty regime involves a good moisturiser and face pack every night before bedtime to keep my skin looking as young and gorgeous as it is now and heavy duty trowelled make up by Bare Escentuals. They gave me free stuff so I thought i would give them a plug

What is your favourite thing about the festive season?

The food the booze and the presents of course! Certainly not charity and goodwill to all men and women.

Why should audiences come to see Cinderella at The Queen’s Theatre?

They should come and see Cinderella because they have a fabulously talented bunch of actors and musicians some of whom do both the acting and the musicianing and because if nothing else you get to see me don a dress like a giant light fitting whilst belting out Bonnie Tylers “Holding Out For A Hero.” I mean what more do you want.

Cinderella will be performed at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch from 3 December – 14 January. Tickets are £12.50 £29, with discounts for groups and families.


Call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or book online at

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