Panto season is finally upon us, and what a season it is thanks to the amazing cast and crew at the Kings Theatre, Southsea.
With an all-star cast boasting The Only Way Is Essex star James ‘Arg' Argent and Anita Harris, along with local favourites including the wonderful Jack Edwards, Phil Randall, Christopher Marlowe, Justine Marie Mead and panto heroes Emily Trebicki as Cinderella, Jordan Adams as Prince Charming, Cinderella is the must see panto of 2015!
As always the fabulous Kings Theatre creates the most spectacular setting for this classic fairytale to come explosively to life, leaving adults and children alike mesmerised, with main stars Anita Harris and Arg shimmering with the magic of panto every time they walked on stage.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a ‘history lesson set to music’.
The show – like the Pimpernel – has two faces: the dark Revolution with the ever-present gruesome guillotine and the extremely amusing antics of the Pimpernel’s band of bounders.
The contrast in styles was impeccably led by Jordan Adams as Sir Percy Blakeney, the Scarlet Pimpernel. This, for me was Jordan’s finest performance to date. He blended the serious Blakeney with his foppish cover for the Pimpernel with seamless ease.The ‘camped-up’ scenes featuring Blakeney and his Bounders were just hilarious.
Birmingham Evening Mail
It is, quite simply, a stunning show. With every ticket sold for the five days of the production, the excellent cast are receiving tremendous support from packed audiences, and how they deserve the plaudits. Everything clicks neatly into place in the story of a young postulate nun who is sent to be governess to the seven children of an Austrian naval hero. Jordan Adams proves an outstanding Von Trapp, a strict disciplinarian but softening under the influence of the effervescent Marie.
Sophie Randal as Maria and Jordan Adams as Captain von Trapp were convincing in their roles – their singing voices blending beautifully.