Of all the things that England has given the world – Imperialism, Devonshire Teas, Cucumber sandwiches and Fish and Chips – almost certainly the one which has brought the most pleasure is the English Pantomime.
The 'Principal Boy' is traditionally played by a gorgeous young girl in breeches, the 'dame' is most frequently a man in drag and lots of audience participation in the form of 'He's behind you!', 'Oh, yes it is' and 'Oh, no it's not'.
It is in this spirit that Marloo Theatre is presenting Cinderella as a full traditional English pantomime, complete with two dames (Joe Isaia and Clayton Mitchell) a gorgeous lead playing Cinders – the very lovely and talented Gemma Sharpe and mice, Buttons, Baron Hardup, Prince and King.
The Prince must marry (otherwise his stipend will be cut off) and holds a ball to choose a bride. Cinderella is banned by her ugly sisters and cruel stepmother, but her fairy godmother ensures a happy ending.
All singing, all dancing and great fun for all the family. Cinderella runs from November the 8th til December 6th.
Bookings are open and made by ringing Gwyne 9255 1783.
Tickets cost $22 for adults and $70 for a family group of two adults and two children.