Fancy A Camp Slipper This Chrimbo?

By Craigie_B Last edited 135 months ago
Fancy A Camp Slipper This Chrimbo?
Summer has at last hit us. So, with just 122 days to go until christmas, it must therefore be time to start thinking of how to broach that whole visit back to parents/family. What on earth should you do with that horrid snotty nephew? Or, to put it another way: To Panto Or Not To Panto?

Now, sorry if this causes offence, but pantomime IS generally rubbish. (*Insert compulsory "oh no it isn't" reference here*).

Oh, Come On - we've all had that slightly crappy sinking feeling on the train out from London to the family, ending up near the back of some tiered seating in a naff towncentre hall to sit through three hours of god-awful jokes, pap innuendo and the odd fleeting glimpse of some old bloke in drag.

So this year, why not do something a little different? At The Old Vic, Stephen Fry is putting on his own version of Cinderella. Londonist will be heading there in a move to recover from the seriously naff nature of the whole festive period, but we can also see that it might be a viable alternative for some of you to take the rellies.

We have little idea what to expect, but our best guess would be that Fry will have taken a normal panto, turned it on its head, and then added lots of irreverent wit, heaps of naughtiness and a healthy dollop of cross-dressing. Oh yes, and some cake. To quote some early bumph we've seen, there will be "So much cake you won’t believe".

Cinderella's on from 4 December until 20 January. More details here, or on 0870 060 6628. And don't forget you've only got a few days left to do all that shopping.

Last Updated 25 August 2007