Last week saw the return of the lavish PricewaterhouseCoopers staff pantomime, which treats more than 4,000 inner-city children to a free night out. This is what 12-year-old Rachelle Dearden from south London thought of her evening at the Peacock Theatre.
I’ve been to a pantomime before, but this production of Cinderella was so exciting. Usually actors are told to relax, keep cool and keep their hair on. However, the fairy godmother got overexcited and lost her wig. We all joined in and had lots of fun.
Many pantomimes are done well with old-fashioned music, but Cinderella had lots of modern music, such as Scandalous by Mis-Teeq. And to make out that she was purely evil, the stepmother sang Toxic by Britney.
I particularly enjoyed the stepsisters, who kept annoying one of the teachers in the audience by pretending to fancy him. The tall sister was really good at hiding his identity, but you could definitely tell that the short and stubby sister was played by a man.