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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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