SHADES Cinderella Review – Clare Stevens

January can be a hard month to get through after all the fun and excitement of Christmas, so SHADES had the perfect antidote with their 2020 offering ‘Cinderella’ by Clare Snelling. Audiences packed the Arbuthnot Hall in Shamley Green on 23rd, 24th and 2 performances on 25th January 2020.

Magic and mayhem was in the mix in traditional SHADES style with plenty of great musical numbers and dancing. The hideous Ugly Sisters provided some stand out hilarious moments, their ’Two Ladies’ song with the King was a particular highlight. The scene at the end of act one was a layer cake of emotion with Cinderella’s sad and beautiful song, and the clever transformation, left the audiences wanting more.

Well done to the cast and crew, and especially Carl Harmer who made his debut, directing this fast flowing and very enjoyable production, while Producer Sonia Chapman and Stage Manager Clare Snelling did an excellent job dealing with the special effects and quick scene changes.

SHADES will be giving a donation to the Princess Alice Hospice, and would like to thank the audiences for their support.

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