STAMFORD Corn Exchange is probably not your first choice in theatre, however after watching Cinderella there last week I would highly recommend travelling those few extra miles writes Liz McMurray.
The modern version of Cinderella performed by Stamford Pantomime Players was excellent right from the start, featuring songs by Take That (Shine), Lady Gaga (Paparazzi), The Rembrandts (I’ll Be There for you) and the old favourites including Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo.
It was lovely to see the director, Liz Paige welcoming theatre goers at the front of the stage and really set the tone for the evening.
The ugly sisters, father and son team Kevin and Michael Paige were fantastic and great sports, they really made the show come alive and the chemistry between all performers was an asset to the Players.
Prince Charming was ably played by Sally Woods whose lovely singing voice really stood out. Buttons, Andrew Lee, connected with the audience and added to the enjoyment of the evening.
Located on Broad Street, Stamford, the Corn Exchange is the whole theatre experience, the auditorium is warm and welcoming with tiered seats allowing everyone a great view of the stage.
Had the final performance the next day not been sold out I would have returned with my children as I could quite happily have watched it again.
Look out for the Stamford Pantomime Players next performance “Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood” in July, I for one will be in the queue for tickets!