Review: Panto – Puss in Kinky Boots

The Bridewell Theatre

If you work in Central London and are looking for an office Christmas treat, why not give the Christmas Panto at the Bridewell a go?  I have to admit, it was my first time at this theatre in the centre of town, but it was cosy and welcoming – tucked away just behind Fleet Street.

Unapologetically rough around the edges (cardboard set and projections used to set the scene), but crammed with Panto cheer, this politically charged, fun and bawdy panto is a brilliant way to spend a lunchtime.

Warm up your vocal chords beforehand and be prepared to holler all of the panto favourites (‘He’s behind you’ etc). It’s relatively innocent in its humour, bar a carefully placed Puss joke here and there, meaning unlikely to offend – making it a safe bet to take your boss, or your grandparents along to, unless they’re die hard Brexiteers, in which case it may not be for them. It takes a wry look at London, from its hipster cafes, to its corrupt politicians to its gay saunas. Recognisable characters, cast as stereotypes frequently got a laugh of recognition.

We meet Sally, played by Jeremy Edwards, who has a way with improvisational chat to the audience and gives out sweets on the way in – a sure way to get an audience on side. Sophie Rose Miller plays Puss, she is cute, cunning and carries the story well, everything you’d hope for in a panto puss.  In fact the entire cast do a great job at keeping the pace up for this speedy panto (it’s 45 minutes, so you really can see it on your lunch break!)

All in all it’s a great, inoffensive laugh and a whistlestop tour of British politics through the medium of panto.

On until 20th Dec. Book now.

 

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