Take a trip to The Empire this Christmas as Tom Rolfe Productions proudly present the most magical of all pantomimes live on stage featuring an all star cast with Linda Lusardi as the magical Fairy Godmother!

Joining star of stage and screen, Linda Lusardi, who will play the Fairy Godmother are a fabulous cast of performers and panto professionals who will make this the Empire’s biggest festive run ever.

Starring as Cinderella is singing sensation Lucy Kane. Lucy, who is Linda Lusardi’s daughter, got everyone talking after wowing coaches on The Voice UK during her blind audition on the ITV show. She more than held her own as she belted out a rendition of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, originally recorded by The Shirelles and finally joined Tom Jones’ team after a battle between the judges.

Bringing comedy and magic to the family show is JezO, a multi-award-winning magician, comedy entertainer and a member of the prestigious Magic Circle. His high-energy magic and illusions with powerful comedy skills, this year saw him crowned as the “UK’s Family Entertainer of the Year 2022” and his magical appearance on Britain’s Got Talent saw him gain the approval of the audience and judges. Appearing as Buttons, JezO will be appearing in his 10th panto when he brings magic and mayhem to the Empire.

As everyone knows, it wouldn’t be Cinderella without the Ugly Sisters. This year we welcome Colin Roberts and Mervyn Francis as the particularly ugly sisters. Both are professional panto dames and with Cinderella it means we’ll have double the fun.



BSL Signed Performance:

Sunday 18th December 5pm

by BSL interpreter Donna Ruane

Relaxed Performance:

Sunday 11th December 5pm

Less loud noises, lighting effects and a more relaxed style of performance. Still lots of fun!

Meet Cinderella’s Magical Pony after the show:

Saturday 3rd December 5pm


Family Ticket £52.00

Adult Ticket £18.50

Senior Ticket £14.50

Child Ticket £12.50

Family Ticket – 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children. Select 4 seats and select Family Ticket after selecting seats
Adult – For ages 16 to 59 inclusive
Child – For customers under 16
Senior – For customers 60+
Tickets are strictly non-refundable. People are encouraged to take up the Booking Protect option when booking their tickets.

In order to offer you the best choice of seating for your needs, you should ring the box office on 01254 685500 or alternatively email boxoffice@blackburnempire.com

Phone lines are currently open 10am to 12noon Monday to Friday.

We cannot guarantee that seats booked online with be suitable for your needs.

Please remember our balcony does not have lift access.

Please note that if you haven’t informed the box office that a member of your party requires a wheelchair space in advance then we may not be able to accommodate you.

Tickets are not required for children and babies aged 2 and under, as long as they sit on someone’s knee.

If you would prefer them to have their own seat, then you should purchase a ticket.

When child / concession tickets are offered on a show, then for children this applies for ages 3 to 15 inclusive.