Slipped: Cinderella... Rebooted! - Royal Vauxhall Tavern - ★★★★ - Until January 8, 2020


Seriously sick of 'Secret Santa'? This Xmas, why not get the office gang together and go to the RVT's wonderfully rude and sassy panto. This is not Cinderella as you might remember her. The unexpurgated version is a lot more fun and has better shoes! From Boris Johnson and Michael Gove to "Annie" and Adele there are more pop culture references here than in Kim Kardashian's tweets. The punch lines never stop coming and just when you've gotten one gag, you realise you've missed the next one. The song parodies are all clever with singing and choreography that are first-rate. The high-energy cast left us exhausted from laughing, and, of course, from shouting the characters' catch phrases, plus warnings to our heroine. The audience is always kept involved and time flies at an amazing pace. Richard Watkins' Prince Charming was spectacularly over the top and really got things pumped up while Grant Cartwright as Cinderella was suitably coy ... not! Robert McNeilly and Jim Lavender as wicked stepmother and wicked stepsister were absolutely wicked! Still for us it was Faye Reeves as the Fairy Godmother/Buttons/etc. who stole the show. This was one seriously angry and hilarious fairy! So for a few drinks, and some adult Xmas cheer make Cinderella's ball at the RVT your go-to palace.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until January 8, 2020
Various times available (see website below)
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Nearest tube: Vauxhall
https://www.vauxhalltavern.com/events/event/slipped-2/?oid=2678

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