What this fringe venue's in-house musical lacks in budget for costumes is amply made up for with superb casting, a top sound rig and imagination by the pumpkin-load.
Backed by a cracking live band, there are strong vocal performances all round, but special mention goes to Helen Colby, versatile as Cinderella's cranky stepmother coaching her unfortunately named daughters to capture the Prince's heart, also doubling up as the heartwarming, wry cockney Fairy Godmother.
Director Alex Young crafts moments of real magic - the pumpkin carriage, the mice into horses, the dress! - that make this a Cinderella show itself - quality clad in (not quite) rags. Here's to hoping it gets the packed out audience it richly deserves.
- Vicky Ellis