This charming man


Olivia Hogan, Amy Glendenning and Palmyra resident Sean Bullock.
Olivia Hogan, Amy Glendenning and Palmyra resident Sean Bullock.

Written by Yvette Wall and directed by Alida Chaney, The Broken Slipper is a black comedy about Cinderella facing a fairytale tribunal after breaking the rules and not marrying Prince Charming (Bullock).

Also featuring Red Riding Hood’s grandma, a menopausal Snow White and Hansel and Gretel’s wicked witch, the play picked up a swag of awards at the 2014 Dramafest including best new writing, director and overall production, and was also performed at last year’s Fringe World.

“Prince Charming is not your typical fairytale prince,” Bullock said.

“He’s a self-important fop who is just as helpless and flawed as everyone else while hiding behind a facade of power and riches.

“His character is written with so much thought for his flawed psychology that he’s a real treat to portray.

“Initially, he was going to look like a typical Disney prince, which I didn’t think would work, but when we decided on a look based in 18th century Versailles, I immediately knew how I would play him.”

While at school, Bullock’s initial preference was working backstage but in the past few years he has been bitten by the acting bug.

He has previously appeared in two Noel Coward plays, Hands Across The Sea and Relative Values at Melville Theatre.

Joining The Broken Slipper is Don’t Shoot The Messenger, written and directed by Bob Charteris.

Both plays show at 8pm February 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Tickets are $15 on 0499 954 016 or at www.limelighttheatre.com.