Taking the term ‘pub theatre’ literally, Cinderella; A wicked mother of a night out! is an outrageous site-specific show that takes all the best of traditional British panto and tops it off with a pint. Penned by Luke Barnes (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything), this knees up of a night out brings all the characters you know, love and hate, to pull your mates, spill your pints and pour their hearts out on the Karaoke. Crammed with live music, bingo, massaoke, and a touch of midnight magic, Cinderella will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing your bloody baubles off. Think Tarantino meets Shameless, meets ELF…all in a real, local boozer.
Artistic director and founder of Not Too Tame, Jimmy Fairhurst said, “I’m thrilled to be working with award winning writer Luke Barnes on our first ever Christmas show. Cinderella; A wicked mother of a night out! is exactly that – a great night out, that is accessible to anyone and everyone that enjoys a few drinks, a sing song and time with their friends and loved ones after a hard day’s graft. It feels like the right story to be adapting for boozers and social clubs up and down the country – this show is a culmination of several years of honing our craft, the 360 degree live experience is a testament to our ability to throw a kicking party. Be warned, yule laugh your baubles off.”
The cast is comprised of Louise Haggerty, Naomi McDonald, Gemma Barnett, Jack Condon, Alex Griffin-Griffiths, Jack Brown and Jess Johnson.
Not Too Tame came out of a desire to create well crafted, entertaining and socially important work that appealed to a working class community. Money, subject matter and a misrepresentation of the working class are all factors that have helped distance people from the arts; challenging this is a key driving force in their work today. Of all previous Not Too Tame theatre shows 26% of attendees were first time theatre goers. Previous productions include Oi For England (Cardiff and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Early Doors (sell out show Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and 2016), Electric Eden (opened the Shanghai International Festival 2017). Not Too Tame are patronized by Christopher Ecclestone and Stephen Tompkinson and have fans in Emilia Clarke and Julie Hesmondhalgh. They are members of the Push Things Forward Collective with Middle Child and Nabokov.