Cottiers Theatre I packed my southside passport and headed off to Glasgow’s west end to see A Belter of a Cinderella Story at Websters Theatre. And it was worth it.
Adding a Scottish twist the classic panto tale was a stroke of genius and elevated the show to so much more than saccharine sweet sing-alongs.
Set in Uptown Panto Partick, Prime Charming is a famous popstar, one of the ugly sisters is an Avenue Q style puppet and Buttons is a wannabe DJ. Cinderella works in Cameron Hoose and much put upon by her mean stepsisters, Whitney and Britney.
Cinders not only dreams of the day she’ll find true love but desperately desires the hottest ticket in town to see pop idol P Charming’s gig at the Corinithian. It’s the stuff of Glaswegian fairytales quite frankly.
Thankfully, in true panto tradition, Cinders has a little help from her magical mentor, Fairy G played by utterly amazing Jamie McKillon. The mother of all dames, Fairy G was perfection in high heels and glitter.
This is the very definition of family-friendly entertainment stuffed full of Glaswegian humour.
Small local venues such as Websters Theatre don’t have big budgets but what they do have in abundance is heart, soul and humour and that, after all, is what all good pantos are made of. Five stars Runs until January 3
A belter! Cinderella
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