Panto season was in full swing last weekend in Carmyllie as the ‘Legend of Cinderella’ was played out on stage.
Presented by Carmyllie Amateur Dramatic Society in the Carmyllie Village Hall from Thursday to Saturday, the story, written by Alastair Ferguson and Alan Richardson, gave the familiar fairytale a Scottish twist.
Buttons (Finlay MacDonald) tells the story of Cinderella (Vikki Robb) who lives with her father, Sir Doddie Twaddle, the Laird of Clartystanes Castle (Geoff Bray), and her evil stepmother Thron, Queen of the Hobgoblins (Ida Glendinning), who generated much clapping, cheering, hissing and booing.
Cinderella’s two ugly stepsisters, Britney and Cher, were hilariously portrayed by Frank Norrie and David Rorie.
Cinderella makes it to the ball helped along by the sparkling fairy godmother (Alison Duncan), Master Scriven, the rat and the helpful mice, Sneck and Snib. There she meets her Prince (Heather Milne) but is lost to him when the clock strikes midnight.
The lovestruck Prince, along with his minder Fisticuff, Billy Doo, Queen Calluna and her faeries, search across the land for the foot that fits the Crystal Slipper.
Musical director, Alison Hart, kept the tunes going all night and the audience was regularly singing and clapping along.
All credit must go to the pantomime’s director and producer, Alison MacDonald and Christine Smith, for crafting this show for the delight of the Carmyllie residents.
It was wonderful to see the community involvement in this show and, in particular, to see a new generation given the opportunity of performing.