Cindereilidh comes to Clachan

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Clachan primary pupils brought a classic fairy tale with a Scottish twist to the school stage for its festive show.

At the end of last term children performed in ‘Cindereilidh’, a local take on the classic Cinderella.

The pantomime was set in Clachan, and instead of a grand ball, the cast attended a village ceilidh.

Lots of laughs came courtesy of the ugly sisters, Skippy and Nessie, while Cindereilidh and the prince danced a St Bernard’s Waltz.

Breaking with tradition, instead of a step-mother and a fairy godmother, Clachan had a step-father and The Godfather.

The Godfather also acted as a narrator bringing a magical feel to the evening, especially in the scene where the pumpkin transformed to the carriage and when he placed a magic spell on the house.

The school’s two P1 pupils played Buttons the Cat and Ron Achan, advisor to the prince.

A school spokesperson said: ‘We had a full house and the audience took part in all the traditional panto fun.’

The cast of Clachan’s Cindereilidh. NO_c02clachan01

The children performing a song during the pantomime. NO_c02clachan02

The school’s chanter group played on stage. NO_c02clachan03

Cindereilidh in action. NO_c02clachan04

The Godfather arrives. NO_c02clachan05