Soho Cinders

George Stiles & Anthony Page

Soho Cinders

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story. The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight. 3.1 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Soho Cinders

Omniscore:

Location London
Venue Soho Theatre
Director Jonathan Butterell
Cast Tom Milner, Jenna Russell, Michael Xavier, Suzy Chard, Beverly Rudd, Amy Lennox, Stephen Fry
From August 2012
Until September 2012
Box Office 0207478 0100
 

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story. The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.

Reviews

The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

Sometimes bawdy and extravagantly camp, yet also big-hearted and enjoyable.

10/08/2012

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The Guardian

Michael Billington

Even with a narration by Stephen Fry, it's a matter of speculation as to whether a boy-meets-boy musical enthralled by Soho village life can achieve wide popular currency. All I can say is that Jonathan Butterell's production offers up a good time ... and you come out almost believing, as one of Drewe's lyrics asserts, that "life's a circus in Old Compton Street".

14/08/2012

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The Stage

Paul Vale

Stripped of any supernatural elements and given the political backstory, the meandering similarity to the source work is a sketchy affair with several missed opportunities in terms of structure and some deeply questionable character development. Davis and Drewe’s book has some affectionate touches, giving a Carry On Old Compton Street taste to the proceedings, and Stiles’ score is easy if not particularly memorable.

10/08/2012

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Time Out

Andrzej Lukowski

Soho Cinders'climaxes with the saint-like Marilyn graciously accepting the new turn of events and urging Robbie and James not to feel the least bit guilty. It's nauseating stuff, but it might have worked if it dispatched with a fraction of the filthy élan found elsewhere in Jonathan Butterell's production.

13/08/2012

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