CINDERELLA has been tampered with.
She is no longer the loving, caring princess everyone remembers - even though she looks it from the outside.
She is a cheeky, snarky character.
``And she is really sassy to her step sisters,'' Lucy Pullen said.
Pullen has been cast as Cinderella in Stephen Beckett Productions' Cinderella: A Christmas Pantomime, which opens at the Earl Arts Centre on Friday.
``Cinderella was one of my favourite Disney movies growing up,'' Pullen said.
``It's been really fun being able to play cheeky with Cinderella rather than that stereotype standard nice one.
``One of my favourite lines is when she turns around and blatantly insults one of her step sisters but she has a really nice tone to her voice.''
The Chris Rattray-directed production sticks to the classic Cinderella tale, however Prince Charming is played by a woman, the evil step mother is played by a man and the Fairy Godmother has a sonic screwdriver instead of a wand.
Played out as a pantomime, the show suits both children and adults as there are jokes for both.
Audience participation also plays a big part and people will get to boo, hiss and go ahh in response to signs held up by a reindeer.
Stephen Beckett said pantomimes were very popular in Britain at Christmas time and Cinderella was the most popular.
``Every kid should see at least one pantomime in their life and probably a lot of Launceston kids haven't seen anything like this before,'' he said.
Cinderella: A Christmas Pantomime will run at the Earl Arts Centre until Sunday.