A star of the show was Prince Charming, brought to life by Lauren Bimson. The energy brought to stage was true panto genderbending charm! With a classic, posh accent, exaggerated movements and plenty of thrusting, Prince Charming came on the stage and made a stain!
Unfortunately, the largest stain on this show was the script. Though the production has many clever lines, this script is riddled with one liners and focuses more on an inuendo than making sense. Musical numbers came from nowhere, and the entire subplot about The Ginger Prince only exists in the villains' monologues. The villain poses no real threat. Was Buttons even gay? There are many other questions that the audience are cursed with and this didn't aid the comedy.
For a fun night out with enough wine and sexual jokes, this Panto was very fun. But the more you Scrub at the Hinge's and see the Tinder being lit by Match.com, it is a Bumble of a script well cast with minimal stagecraft.
This show was reviewed on the 28th November 2023. Tinderella runs at the Union Theatre, London until the 23rd December 2023. Tickets available here: Tinderella, Two Big Balls, One Happy Ending! | Union Theatre
Review written by Ryan Lenney
Photo credit: Robin Savage