Exhausting to not shout ‘ya good looks!’ as this panto snogs its approach to a cheerful finishing – now not only for Belle and her no-longer-beastly Sebastian however for numpty Boabby and his wonder squeeze Poison Ivy.
If kids raised at the Disney animation marvel the place the likes of Dame Betty Blumenthal (Barrie Hunter) and her tumshie laddie, Boabby (Harry Ward) have sprung from – and it’s now not the imaginings of the Brothers Grimm – they temporarily recognize the thrill, foolery and fart jokes that this brilliantly ridiculous pair convey to the predicted story of a spirited woman, an accursed Prince and a vengeful witch. In reality, in Alan McHugh’s full of life, larky panto model you get now not one, however two witches – mega-meanie Fatal Nightshade (Amanda Beveridge in high-quality malevolent mode) and her put-upon sister, Poison Ivy (Angela Darcy). Darcy’s Ivy is a good-natured soul whose wickedness lurks in her killer put downs that mock Nightshade’s obsession with early life and good looks… oh and her kiss, which but any other of her sister’s green with envy curses has made drop down fatal.
The entire manufacturing, directed at a frisky tempo through Ian Grieve, is full of comedy thrives. Even the Beast (Martin McCormick) is teased, and laughed out of his growly glooms via Belle (AmyBeth Littlejohn) whilst Tom McGovern, lurking at the back of the lengthy straggly beard of historic retainer Angus, serves up the mirth in his keen pursuit of Dame Betty. As for David Rankine’s smoothie-chops Blair Atholl, he simply has to face there admiring himself to urge our giggles. Ken Harrison’s crafty designs idiot you into considering the level has acres of area for an amazing forged strengthened via native kids – all willing to be sure that Belle and Sebastian will make candy song ever after… aaaww.
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