A POOLE pantomime has won a national award at a ceremony in London.

The Lighthouse’s production of Cinderella took home the Best Sisters award at the 2022/23 Pantomime Awards, for Andrew Pollard and Alim Jadavji’s starring roles as Nadine and Doris.

The show, written and directed by CBeebies star Chris Jarvis, was nominated for a total of three awards on the night at the Trafalgar Theatre on Tuesday, April 11.

Cinderella lost out to Sir Ian McKellen’s Mother Goose in the Best Panto category, while Lauren Azania was nominated for her role as the Fairy Godmother in the Carmen Silvera Award for Best Magical Being.

Bournemouth Echo:

Lighthouse chief executive Elspeth McBain said: “What a night - the awards were every bit as fab as we hoped, and our Ugly Sisters were crowned the best all the land.”

“As an independent regional producer, to be honoured by our peers is a real privilege and such a thrill.

“A special thanks to our special friend, Chris Jarvis, who is quite simply a panto genius. Not only did he write and direct Cinderella, he played Buttons brilliantly. And he's already working really hard to make Aladdin every bit as good, if not even better, for this year.”