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Published Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 11:57 by Caroline Morris

Bobby Davro, as Buttons, is a real workaholic, entertaining audiences of all ages throughout the performance. But his mellow singing voice is too seldom heard. In fact this production of Cinderella is not the strongest musically, or indeed on the humour front. It is, however,hugely entertaining.

The staging of the show, including the scenery and costumes, is of the highest quality. As for the acting, Denise Welch is a very motherly fairy godmother but a little more dash to the performance would not go amiss. Danielle York’s Cinderella, overshadowed somewhat by Bobby Davro, is nonetheless charming and totally believeable. James Darch as Prince Charming and Josh Coburn as Dandini are certainly youthful, handsome castings and perform well.

Our Ugly Sisters, Tulisa, played by Andy Brady, and Jessie played by Darren Southworth are superb and ably assisted by some brilliant costumes.

Roy Sampson gives Baron Hardup a wonderfully droll and dry persona.

Production information

Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton, December 7-January 6

Jonathan Kiley, Alan McHugh, Bobby Davro
Nick Winston
Qdos Entertainment
Cast includes:
Bobby Davro, Denise Welch, Darren Southworth, Andy Brady, Danielle York, James Darch, Roy Sampson, Josh Coburn
Running time:
2hrs 15mins

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15 2014