Review - Cinderella by Heckington Players
By Neil Megson
Audiences have been raving about Heckington Players’ latest pantomime ‘Cinderella’ and having attended the penultimate performance it is easy to see why.
Building on the success of last year’s ‘Frog Prince’, the non-professional cast shone. It is clear how much work has gone into crafting this show by the tight and energetic performances. All gave one hundred per cent and happily engaged in wild banter with the audience. A lot of effort had been put into the set adding to the magic.
Christian Slingsby was a likable Buttons, showing great comic timing. Jackie Taylor as Baroness Hardup earned obligatory boos and hisses. As Prince Charming, Chelsey Bamford drew almost as many laughs with Dandini (Mel Priestley) as the outrageous Ugly Sisters, (Tom Lee and Matthew Brown), contrasted nicely with Rachel McDonald as the heroine. Writer Kei Baily and Kate Sidney almost stole the show with a slapstick slosh-scene.
Ultimately there was no weak link in this delightful and captivating family show.