Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Jo-Ann Cooper
What they say: Will Cinderella meet the man of her dreams? Will Prince Charming win our heroine’s heart? And will the Ugly Sisters stop Cinders from going to the ball? All will be revealed this Christmas, in the spectacular pantomime, Cinderella!
Blue’s Antony Costa stars as Prince Charming! This year, the multiple platinum selling band Blue celebrate their fifteenth anniversary with a UK tour. From Popstar to Prince Charming, Antony is excited to join us over the course of the festive season in our pantomime extravaganza.
Antony will be joined on stage by former Eastenders Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den) and Joshua Pascoe (former Ben Mitchell) as the Ugly Sisters, YouTube sensation and comedian Mawaan Rizwan, Jasette Amos, Lucy Reed and Richard Tate.
With a fabulous five piece band, stunning sets and costumes, and all the laughs and traditions that panto entails, you won’t want to miss out!
What we say: “I was offered tickets to see Cinderella at The Grove Theatre, Dunstable, and I jumped at the chance to see the show produced by Those Magic Beans, supported by Antony Costa, Leslie Grantham ( Eastenders Dirty Den) and Joshua Pascoe (Eastenders Ben Mitchell).
On arrival at the Grove theatre, The staff there were very welcoming, and helpful, arriving early ensure that we could relax and enjoy the theatre ambiance, we asked for seat boasters for our children, being that they are 5 and 4 years old, I personally found the seats to the very comfortable and spacious and to be honest we had great view (a few rows back from the front), but looking around, I couldn’t see a bad seat in the place, they all had a good views of the stage.
Well the show started and I was glued, the Fairy godmother (Jasette Amos) amazing start, and Cinderella (Lucy Reed) very talented singer/actress. I was excited when both the Ugly sisters arrived on the show, they had me in stiches from the word go! Then Price Charming (Antony Costa from Blue) arrived, and he brought magic to the show, he was supported by his trusted funny side kick Dandini (Craig Golding). Buttons (CBBC, Maween Rizwan), OMG, I’ve never laughed so much, he’s a natural comedian. All the actors/actress and dancers really complement each other and the live orchestra really brought the show alive.
I was really excited as I knew I could meet the cast members after the show, at the post show party in the upper foyer, The Grove staff ensure we had nibble and drinks of champagne and orange juice, while we waited for stars to make their appearances, and once they arrived they were all so friendly and enjoyed taking pictures with everyone. My daughter and her friend where so happy to meet Cinderella, as they love princesses! Cinderella is aimed for all age groups and you will not be disappointed and at two shows most days, with the odd third show on certain days, Cinderella is a must see panto over this Christmas season.”
The show runs until 3rd January 2016. Tickets are priced at £24.50 in the Stalls, £20.50 in the Circle. Family Tickets at £18 per person in the Stalls (minimum of 2 children) and £16 per person in the Circle (minimum of 2 children).
The Grove theatre offer pre-book dinner before the evening showing, or afternoon tea for Lunchtime shows. To book please email GroveEvents@1life.co.uk 01582 884190
To book tickets for Cinderella, call the Grove box office on 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk Grove Theatre, Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4GP