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A new take on
Show-stoppers: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford as
the fairy godmother and Gavin Rutherford as
one of the ugly stepsisters in Roger Hall's
Cinderella the Pantomime.
Photo: STEPHEN A'COURT
By AMY JACKMAN
Will Cinderella get her
man? Will the ugly step-
sisters get a date with a
local? Will the fairy godmother's
Roger Hall's Cinderella the
Pantomime was originally per-
formed in Auckland in 1978. It
was re-written for its first season
at Circa in 2005.
Now the pantomime has been
redeveloped further and has a
modern twist complete with
i-wands, princely walkabouts and
up-to-date political satire.
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, who
plays the fairy godmother, said
pantomimes were a popular form
of theatre in Wellington.
It's traditionally a British
form of theatre, but Circa has
been doing it for eight years, so
Wellington audiences have come
to expect it,'' she said.
They come knowing the run-
ning gags, like they will have to
scream out, He's behind you'.
They also know we've
developed the local gags that we
do every year. So they're expect-
ing things like there will be a
poor, lonely widow.''
In the past five years more
then 43,000 people have gone to
the 240-seat theatre to watch
Lyndee-Jane said the new
Cinderella script was very differ-
ent to the 2005 season version.
It's a really great script. The
actors are just thrilled with it. It
just zips along,'' she said.
It's really modern, even
though it's a classic. I mean, I
have an i-wand.
It's all set in Wellington. So
we have the prince doing a walk-
about in Cuba St, which is ironic
because Prince Charles was actu-
ally doing a walk down on the
She said her favourite part of
the show was the end of act one.
I love it when I am i-wanding
away and making everything
happen for Cinderella. It's a
really magical part of the show,
with the horses and the coach
and we have live mice on stage.''
Gavin Rutherford, who plays
ugly stepsister Bertha Hardup,
said his favourite part was talk-
ing directly to the audience.
There's none of this
pretending that they're [the
audience] not there,'' he said.
If you're in a scene where
you're sitting in a cafe in Cuba St
and somebody in the audience
says something, then they're sit-
ting there with you.
You have to keep a much lar-
ger proportion of your brain
listening to the audience, feeding
them, teasing them, and they
tease you back.
As ugly stepsisters we are the
dames who find someone in the
audience we are attracted to and
go up to them. As there's two of
us doing that in this show it's
even more imposing.''
A feature of Hall's pantomimes
is the political satire.
There are a lot of generic pol-
itical gags, which people have
come to know and love,'' Gavin
Then there's definite room for
an insert-local-content-here kind
of thing. Anything that's in the
news can be jammed right in
It's great when you're working
with other actors who are into
that. Thinking we need to put
something else in -- John Key has
said something else stupid -- what
can we do with that?''
Cinderella the Pantomime, Circa
Theatre, November 17 till January
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