We love a good pantomime in our house and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without seeing one. This year we attended the opening night of Bridlington Spa’s 2019 pantomime Cinderella. It is on now until the 5th of January 2020. This year the star of the show is Didi Conn from the 1978 hit musical Grease. She plays the Fairy Godmother and Baron Hardup is played by John Lyons from a touch of Frost. You can expect songs from Grease and references to a Touch of Frost.
*disclaimer. We were provided with tickets for the purpose of my review
Review Cinderella Bridlington Spa
The performers are all excellent and tell the tale of Cinders going from rags and hard work to meeting her Prince Charming at the ball. There is as much talking as there is singing and there’s plenty of pop songs for everyone to join in with. The two ugly sisters were very convincing and I must admit they made a nice change to the ‘usual’ pantomime dame.
Buttons was excellent and had all the audience participating with keeping an eye on his gift for Cinderella. It was a really involved pantomime and we soon felt at ease and part of the performance. They perform a hilarious version of the Twelve days of Christmas. You can expect flying toilet rolls, jokes and lots of fun. It was one of our highlights!
We were all really impressed with the costumes and set design. A lot of thought and money has gone into this year’s performance. Luckily the acting is as good as the sets. Another scene we loved was Cinderella and Prince Charming sitting on a wall singing “Hopelessly devoted” to you. Buttons turns up during the song and there’s lots of pulling of each other off the wall. It was really funny and really well put together.
The he’s behind you scene was another winner for us. It lasted a lot longer than usual and it was a great opportunity for more audience participation. It didn’t disappoint and my son has been acting the scene out at home every day since.
The Bridlington Spa is a great venue for a pantomime. You can take the kids to the amusements before the show, have a wander on the beach or sit in their bar/cafe overlooking the sea.
Including the interval, the pantomime runs for just over 2 hours 30 minutes.
Signed performances – Saturday 21 December at 5.30pm and Monday 30 December at 2pm
Relaxed performance – a specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum – Friday 27 December at 5.30pm