Panto takes audience on an adventure

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Young Wetherby News reader Luke Smith, 9, reviews York Grand Opera House pantomime Cinderella.

Cinderella is a really good show and the best parts are when the audience get to join in.

There was one scene when a gorilla was creeping up behind Buttons, Dandini, Prince Charming, Buttercup, Daisy and Baron and Baroness Hardup and we had to shout “gorilla” to warn them.

The gorilla looked at the Ugly Sisters and then screamed and ran away.

There was a really good special effect when a plastic horse pulled Cinderella’s carriage along a conveyor belt on the stage.

Buttons was in a boxing match, but when he punched it made a squeaking sound and that made me laugh.

I would recommend this show because Cinderella is suitable for all ages.

It is a huge adventure but the wedding at the end is a bit soppy.

Cinderella runs at York’s Grand Opera House until January 4 and stars singer and actress Anita Harris as the Baroness, Stuart Wade as Buttons, Rob McVeigh as Dandini, Tom Owen as Baron Hardup, Pop Duo Scooch - Caroline Barnes and Russ Spencer - play the Prince and Fairy Godmother and Lauren Hood as Cinderella.