WITH that invitation to the royal ball pending, Oldham Coliseum panto's Ugly Sisters hit the town in search of some show-stopping outfits.

Trumpy and Pumpy Squeezepocket, Cinderella's Ugly Sisters in this year's festive extravaganza, enjoyed a great day out at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre looking for an outfit to wear to Prince Charming's bash.

They surprised shoppers and caused mischief and mayhem throughout the centre on their shopping spree in the town centre.

Played by Simeon Truby and Fine Time Fontayne, the flatulent 'Uglies' drooled over diamonds in Earnest Jones, fought over stilettos that looked remarkably like Cinderella's crystal slippers in Debenhams and found their gowns in River Island.

The sisters also met staff in the Debenhams cosmetic and beauty departments, who invited them along to their VIP event on Thursday, where they'll be taking part in master classes and get glammed up with skincare, beauty and fragrance.

Shoppers in the centre were thrilled to see the pantomime stars as they strolled around the stores, taking selfies and saying hello to panto fans young and old.

Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, said: "It's great to see the two Dames from the Coliseum Theatre pantomime appearing in the centre today. It goes to show the close relationship the two organisations have and shows the town centre working in partnership together."

Each year the Coliseum serves up the perfect panto recipe – excellent actors, singers and dancers dishing out the very best in traditional fun that's great for kids and not-so-grown-up grown-ups.

Add some music, songs and slapstick, plus a sprinkling of fairy dust for the perfect Christmas celebration.

Cinderella is sponsored by George Hill Timber and N Brown Group. The pantomime's Educational Partner is Oldham Hulme Grammar School.