Watch Cinderella like you’ve never seen her before… running a stall at Shepherds Bush Market.
In Lyric Hammersmith’s new panto, Cinders (performed superbly by Tilly La Belle Yengo) is a self-proclaimed “boss lady”, selling handmade clothes for her rodents. It’s here she bumps into Prince Henry (Damien James) dressed in disguise and looking for love and the chance to be ‘normal’.
Written by the Lyric’s panto impresario Vikki Stone and direct by Tonderai Munyevu, the show is great fun (oh, yes it is!) and the cast and live band never miss a beat.
Along the way you’ll be treated to reimagined pop hits, including Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero, Pulp’s Disco 2000 and Sam Smith’s and Kim Petras’ Unholy.
No matter what gets you into the theatre – whether it’s the sunglasses-wearing rodent ensemble; or Lady Jelly-Bottom’s (Emmanuel Akwafo) outrageous outfits; or just to BOO at wicked stepsisters Muffy (Charlie Cameron) and the unfortunately named Gusset (Megan Treadway) – just don’t miss this modern twist on the classic children’s story.
Of course, it wouldn’t be panto without confetti, audience participation and general silliness – and Cinderella delivered.
Along with birthday shout outs, the cast were helped by some of the audience’s youngest members, Ophelia and Georgia, who led the sing-along ‘Glory, Glory, Hammersmith’.
And one lucky gentleman in the front row, chosen because he looked like “husband material”, was even invited up on stage to crack an egg on Lady Jelly-Botton’s brightly dressed behind. A fate to be expected when sitting so close to the stage.
Free first night
Want to get your hands on free theatre tickets?
Anyone who lives or works in H&F can enter the Lyric Hammersmith’s draw for free tickets to any main of their house show’s first night.
All you need to do is register on the Lyric Hammersmith’s website.