Torches, drums, lights, costume changes, silly voices, dance, music: there is not a single gimmick that isn’t used to grab the audience’s attention in this spectacle but our performers have just the right amount of talent to pull it off. With the brilliant live band Not Now Bernard, beautiful voices and a great rapport between performers and audience, this is a thoroughly enjoyable show. Both actresses show off their multitude of talents as they dance, sing and even beatbox their way through the tragic tale of Cinderella’s less cosmetically endowed sisters. Brilliantly funny also is the decision to cast members of the (male) band as Ruby and Cinderella. Ten times more fun than the Disney version!
Northern Stage at St Stephen’s, 9-25 Aug (not 13, 21), 10.00pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlotte Ryan]