Slipper goes missing

The glass slipper made by John Ditchfield
The glass slipper made by John Ditchfield
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Cinderella has lost her glass slipper even before her Blackpool Grand Theatre pantomime has started – and she needs your help in finding it.

If you can you spot Cinderella’s glass slipper as it travels around local boutique shoe shops in Cleveleys, Poulton, Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes from next Thursday until December 13 (when Cinders needs it back for the ball) you could be in for a pleasant surprise

Nationally renowned Singleton-based glass blower John Ditchfield has been busy making beautiful glass slippers for Cinderella for this year’s pantomime.

But the rags to riches girl has already lost one.

If you spot the slipper in a shoe shop between the dates above you can claim a discount voucher from the store for the Cinderella pantomime at the Grand Theatre.

What’s more, everyone who purchases tickets with a voucher will go into a draw to win a genuine glass slipper made especially by internationally famous Mr Ditchfield.

He is one of the leading British glassblowers of his generation. His company Glasform was established over 25 years ago and specialises in producing bespoke “antiques of the future” as well as architectural glass work.

Hopefully Prince Charming won’t be quite so careless with the prized footwear. Played by Emmerdale heartthrob Danny Miller in his first ever panto, he’s appearing alongside Channel 5’s Amy Thomson as Cinderella, Radio Wave’s Hayley Kay as the Fairy Godmother and Grand Theatre favourite and BBC Radio Lancashire Steve Royle as Buttons.

Panto tickets can be ordered from

Alternatively call the box office on (01253) 743339.