Hull Truck Theatre does its own panto every year, but it’s not a traditional panto by any means.
This year it’s Cinderella: Five rats. One romance. No cheese, written by the award-winning Mike Kenny.
Join Whiskers, Tail, Teeth, Ears and Claws as they tell their story, play music, dance, sing and squabble their way through to the hilarious and fairy-tale ending.
We were invited to go and see it, so we sent Claire and her son Adam (5) to investigate.
“I went with a very open mind not quite knowing what to expect but was extremely surprised at how good it actually was!
Told from the point of the view of the rats in the basement, it is a very simple but unique take on the classic Cinderella story, tale with lots of humour, audience participation and a very festive feel to it. Adam was mesmerized from start to finish.
The cast are all very enthusiastic and friendly, talking to the audience, before the show and during the interval and inviting the children on stage to dance and sing. Of course, we all joined in with the singalongs!
Hull Truck Theatre is a really pleasant venue, it’s small enough to feel quite personal like you are part of the show.
I’d definitely recommend “Cinderella” to adults and children alike; it’s very entertaining and a bit out of the norm to the usual storytale show.”
Cinderella runs from now until the 10th January, with an autistic-friendly performance on 3rd January. Family tickets start from £50. There are morning and evening performances available.
For more information you can visit Hull Truck Theatre
Disclosure – We were invited free of charge to their press event for the purposes of this review