12 December 2010
A theatre review by Julia Gasper.
At a time of winter chills and general insecurity, what could be more reassuring than taking the children to a bright, cheery and thoroughly traditional pantomime? This production has all the usual ingredients: a well-loved story, a lot of jokes, a sequin-clad Good Fairy who appears at the right moment to make sure things go smoothly, singing, dancing, cross-dressed pantomime “dames”, and plenty of chances for the youthful audience to interact with the cast. Put into a party mood by the bobbing stroboscopic lights and over-the-top costumes, they can clap, sing, shout and from time to time even call, “Look out behind you…!”http://www.oxfordprospect.co.uk/Cinderella-at-the-Oxford-Playhouse.html