Rumpelstiltskin – 2007
(Cinderella II – the sequel) – by Doug Wright
Director – Carol Graham
Producer – Sylvia Fairbank
Asst. Producer – Barbara Prescott
This is a traditional English pantomime, like Peter Pan, where the audience shouts ‘boo’ for the bad guy, ‘yay’ for the good guy and helps to save the day.A lively, fun-filled production with sparkling, colourful costumes; a few modified Christmas carols and even references to local businesses and popular TV shows
There is singing and dancing by a dismal band of buccaneers who were voted off the island, a shoe-tapping horse named Horace, Queen Cinderella who is obsessed with diet books and her hungry husband King Charming.
Add to this a not-so-Brave Prince, named Prince Oh-So-Brave who is in love with a golden-haired girl with golden eyes, nails and teeth (okay, so they are really yellow teeth – but a nice yellow!) who can spin straw into gold and you have a surefire happy ending – after a lot of misadventure which is sure to make you laugh out loud.
Children love pantomimes and adults, parents and grandparents love the glowing look of wonderment on the children’s faces as they become part of this magical story. Don’t miss this Christmas performance which is designed to share the magic of this special time of year.