This warm balanced family extravaganza is a winner! A script crammed with wry, dry and high moments; a gorgeous, multi-talented cast; stunning backdrops and effects (it’s the best carriage I’ve seen in Cinderella); and individual performers who outdo themselves. We love it.

It’s always a comfort to be invited into a story whose rooms we have, for long years, known and loved. This fresh take, with new decor and design, works a treat: lights, impressive backdrops, pianos and tables appearing/disappearing; magical transportation from the suburban streets of Hay Hoon to the deep jungle of South Hagley Park, from a palatial ballroom to a humble dwelling.

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