REVIEW: Cinderella - Charter Theatre, Preston

Cinderella at the Charter Theatre, Preston

Cinderella at the Charter Theatre, Preston

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In the fairytale Cinderella, why doesn’t that stray crystal slipper revert back to a tatty old shoe after midnight?

Is it just a contrived plot device or does have it have a deeper significance?

Anyway not to worry, you won’t have time to dwell on this, or much else, in this action-packed and fun-filled panto extravaganza.

Most people know the story of Cinderella (some of us only too well...) but the music, jokes, great costumes, sets and dance routines transform this production into a fresh and breezy show, which is well worth seeing.

The full house, packed with happy faces of all ages, was kept entertained throughout. Proceedings seldom lag - impressive, as this show runs for nearly three hours.

Topping the bill once again is Ted ‘The Guv’nor’ Robbins. Robbins’ role, Baron Hardup, Cinderella’s father, is fun to watch with an energetic mix of stand up, singing and dance.

The comedy duo The Harper Brothers, make a wonderfully Vicky Pollard-esque pair of Ugly Sisters. There also a lovely pair of Shetland ponies which are sure to bring gasps of delight from the audience every time.

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