My brother took his children to review Cinderella, the pantomime currently showing at Richmond Theatre (they’re aged eight and ten year’s old):-
When your kids are little there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned panto to mark the start of Christmas and bring out your own inner child. This year’s performance of Cinderella at Richmond Theatre does not disappoint. Walking in and seeing the stage made me realise just how much we’d all missed it…oh yes we had!!
All the children (myself included) were heckling, hissing, cheering and booing in no time as the show exploded into action with a magical opening given by none other than the iconic Rosemary Ashe, playing the Fairy Godmother.
It was SO much fun. With fantastically energetic performances given by Strictly’s Anton Du Beke as Bubbles, Oonagh Cox as Cinderella, Edward Chitticks as Prince Charming, David Dale and Bobby Delaney as the ugly step sisters, Jonny Weston as Dandini and a host of super talented dancers we all laughed, sang along and jiggled in our seats as we washed Covid off our minds for a ridiculously over the top fun-filled two hours. Even my 8 year old son, who was determined to not enjoy himself, was transfixed and thoroughly entertained.
Loaded with laugh-out-loud jokes, wonderful surprises, incredible costumes and splendid choreography with sets and an orchestra to match this is like a shot of Christmas cheer for the whole family. If you’re looking to kickstart this year’s festive season with a bang to get you and your kids into the holiday spirit, I suggest you pop along to Richmond Theatre before it’s sold out.