Cinderella At The Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Sunday, November 26, 2017

I love a good pantomime and have taken Gracie a few times. We were invited to the press evening at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry to watch this years pantomime performance of Cinderella. This time I took Gracie, Zach and Elsie to see what they all thought about it. 

If you somehow don't know the story of Cinderella, It is the story of a girl who lives with her cruel stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. She is treated as a serving girl by them. When the Prince is forced to marry, a ball is thrown inviting all the fair maidens in the land in the hopes the Prince will find someone to marry. With the help of her Fairy Godmother Cinderella manages to attend the ball in a beautiful gown and glass slippers but must leave by midnight. She meets the prince and they dance but at midnight she must flee and leaves behind a glass slipper. The prince must then track down the woman whose foot fits the glass slipper in order to marry her. Of course it doesn't run smoothly and is a great choice of story for a fun packed pantomime!

Everything about the production was brilliant. The set was breathtaking, the carriage that took Cinderella to the ball was beautiful and you could see the amazement on all the children's faces watching cinderella in the huge moving carriage. It was really magical. There was plenty of humour for both children and adults alike. You could definitely attend without children and still have a great evening! One of the great things about cinderella is you get two pantomime dames rather than one. Iain Lauchlan, who also wrote and directed the show, and Greg Powrie were great as Dyspepsia and Listeria, the awful stepsisters. The kids loved Buttons, played by Craig Hollingsworth and I have to say I can't fault a single member of the cast. 

The kids loved the show and have not stopped talking about it. They thoroughly enjoyed the show and all of the characters and it was lovely seeing them enjoy themselves. I love the atmosphere at the Belgrade Theatre and we will definitely be back in 2018 to watch Sleeping Beauty. 

Cinderella is running at The Belgrade Theatre Coventry Wednesday 22 November 2017- Saturday 13 January 2018. 

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