(AD) Pantomime 2019: Cinderella at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

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We are now on the countdown to Christmas – decorations are going up, advent calendars are in full swing and school Nativity productions are taking place.

Another festive tradition is going to see the family pantomime at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

Produced in house, this family friendly pantomime is suitable for all ages and this year, The Everyman is host to the fairy tale story of Cinderella.

Cinderella is a firm family favourite and the well-known story cleverly weaves its way across the county of Gloucestershire.

Miranda Hart provides the voice over for the introduction and local haunts including Sudeley Castle, Pittville Park and Montpellier all star as scene backdrops.

Before the curtain even went up Tweedy the clown, star of Giffords Circus, was entertaining the crowds to the delight of the audience.

In his role as Buttons, Tweedy’s slapstick comedy, hilarious expressions and cheeky antics had us in stitches. Thrifty Dadda and I agreed that Tweedy shows shades of the comic genius Robin Williams.

Cinderella (Courtney Brogan Smalley) was sweet and sincere as she waited patiently for her dashing Prince Charming (Sam Murphy).

Dandini (Kane Verrall) offered impressive dance moves and brilliant comic timing.

The Ugly Sisters (Dan Brewis and Steven Roberts) were a highlight in their over-the-top outfits and witty one liners. The double entendre had the adult audience in hysterics!

The Fairy Godmother (Annalise Liard Bailey), whose every arrival on stage was signalled by a firecracker, showed an impressive vocal range in her solo.

At just two years old, Bubba was transfixed by the dances and even mouthed ‘Wow!’ as Cinderella’s rags were transformed into a sparkling ballgown and she flew above the audience.

I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to sit through the whole performance but she watched every minute and fell asleep as the lights came up!

The Everyman offers booster seats for toddlers and also has relaxed performances where the lights remain on and the sound isn’t quite as loud.

We would happily recommend Cinderella at The Everyman Theatre which offers a fun-filled performance for all the family.

Tickets for Cinderella are selling fast and it is certain that the 2020 pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk will be just as popular.

Thank you to The Everyman for inviting us to experience the show.

Are you off to the pantomime this festive season? What is your favourite part of the panto? Comment below, say hello and let me know!

As always, thank you so much for reading.

Love, Thrifty Mumma X

For further information and to book tickets please visit: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

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