ALISON CROOSE Angles Theatre,Wisbech
The classic story was given a refreshing new look with a funky, pink set providing the backdrop for a bright and breezy family show full of fun.
It maintained the best traditions of panto, especially the generous helping of audience participation. There was plenty to shout about - not least the double dose of pantomime dames. In their garish outfits and wigs Kevin Shippey and Emlyn Moment threw themselves into their roles with gusto.
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They were the baddies everyone loved to hate, in contrast to the endearing Cinderella (Laura-Jayne Shippey) and Buttons (Karl Brittin). Along with the thigh-slapping Prince Charm-ing (Emma Small) they gave a strong lead to the well-staged song and dance numbers.
The fairy godmother was played by Alison Shippey, whose performance was outstanding, especially in leading the singing.
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Enthusiastic and well-choreographed youngsters formed the team of dancers and chorus in a succession of up-beat numbers.