Sinderfella - The Green Carnation
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THIS Christmas, SG Productions Ltd (Snow White and the Seven Poofs) are presenting Sinderfella, the first UK touring alternative adult pantomime, in Birmingham, Manchester and London.
The London production, with Juile Paid as Sinderfella, runs at The Green Carnation from December 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
Described as a wicked adult pantomime, Sinderfella puts a twist on the classic pantomime, combining bawdy cross dressing with feel good party anthems.
The actress scheduled to play Cinderella for the night hasn’t turned up so it’s left to Fairy Godmother to conjure up a plan. Loitering around the auditorium is Julie Paid, who has always dreamed of playing leading lady Cinderella and is gagging for the chance to step in.
Hilarity ensues as Sinderfella works her magic, ensnaring both her Prince Charming and Buttons, neither of whom realise that she’s a drag queen!
Ms Paid has appeared on television in The Bill, Richard and Judy, Dic and Dom Saturday Mornings and Ashes to Ashes as well as being a stunt man in several films, among them Robin Hood, Prince of thieves, First Knight, Tomorrow Never Dies and Batman Forever.
Ms Paid can now be seen at Molly Moggs Theatre Bar on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons when she’s not touring her one-woman show around Thailand, South Africa, America, most of Europe and nearly every Naval port in Britain.
Writer and director Simon Gross has been producer for SG Productions for the last ten years. As a producer, his theatre work includes Sinderfella (Above the Stag Theatre, 2008 and Leicester Square Theatre, 2009) and Snow White and the Seven Poofs (Leicester Square Theatre, 2010/11 and The Green Carnation). He also produced the West End Revue Drag Divas for The Arts Theatre in 2012.
Sinderfella is suitable for ages 18 and over.
Tickets: £15. For early bird ticket deal (£10), visit Ticketweb and plug in ROYALBALL as the password.
Times: Tuesday to Thursday at 7.30pm; Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 at 4pm and 7.30pm.
Running Time: 2hours 15 minutes.
The Green Carnation, Greek Street, London, W1D 4DD
At the AXM Theatre, Manchester (selected dates from December 6 to December 29), Sinderfella will be played by Misty Chance; and at the The Wellington Hotel, Birmingham (selected dates from December 13 to December 22) by Divine Miss M.