Dame Judi Dench, Elaine Page and Petula Clark are among the stars taking part in a special fund-raising performance of a panto classic next month.

Theatrecares, a charity working to support those living with HIV AIDS within the arts, has announced a special gala performance of Stephen Fry’s new Cinderella at the Old Vic Theatre on Friday 7th December.

This special evening will be hosted by Theatrecares friend and Patron John Barrowman who along with many fellow supporters from stage and screen will be raising funds to support friends and colleagues within the theatre community.

The evening has been organised by a legion of theatrical Fairy Godmothers and Fairy Godfathers, among them Sam Adamson, Baz Bamigboye, Michael Berg, Samantha Bond, Guy Chapman, Petula Clarke CBE, Dame Judi Dench, Steve Devereaux, Sir Richard Eyre, and Elaine Page.

It will begin with a Pre-Performance Gala Champagne and Canape Reception followed by a performance of the Old Vic’s new production of Cinderella written by Stephen Fry.

After the show, guests will be joined by members of the production cast and creative team for an exclusive Post Show Party during which there will be an Auction of glittering prizes.

Tickets cost between £60 and £220 with all proceeds going to Theatrecares.

Book tickets via the Theatrecares website: www.theatrecares.org.uk or by calling 0203 062 8852.