Having a ball in Weston
PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:18 20 February 2013
You're never too old to enjoy a pantomime, writes Sarah Ford
I must apologise to the two pre-teens I took with me to see Cinderella at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare. I may have caused them some embarrassment because pantomimes always bring out the big kid in me and this fabulous festive show had me screaming and shouting as loud as the local Brownies who were sitting in the stalls.
Full marks to Coronation Streets Sean Wilson, (Martin Platt) who puts in an incredibly energetic performance as pantos perennial favourite character Buttons and is a terrific hit with the children. He is joined by pop sensation Kelle Bryan from the award winning girl band Eternal, who is a delight as Cinders. John Lyons, known to millions from ITVs A Touch of Frost and numerous other TV favourites, is her downtrodden cash strapped father Baron Hardup.
This Paul Holman Associates production features wonderfully outrageous Ugly Sisters in a series of flamboyant costumes each one more mind-boggling than the last - and a pair of gorgeous Shetland Ponies to pull Cinders coach.
The Playhouse must be delighted with this years superb family pantomime. And for the record, the two youngsters who were with me thoroughly enjoyed it too. Oh yes they did!
*Cinderella runs until 9 January. Tickets: 01934 645544; www.theplayhouse.co.uk