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Review : Puss in Boots – The Alternative Panto at the Drayton Arms Theatre on 6th January 2017

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Christmas may be over but it is still Panto Season and the Fat Rascals are a young enthusiastic Theatre Company  ably entertaining ‘grown ups’ in the ‘full house’ cosy comfort of the Drayton Arms pub theatre in South Kensington.  

The Alternative Panto is produced by Laura Elmes and with a cast of six, they needed all their exuberance and youth to keep the show so entertaining for two hours. They were funny and resourceful with their own cleverly written non-conventional story line and lyrics.

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Robyn Grant kept the tempo going as she skilfully narrated – sang beautifully too, then suddenly turned into the heroine Queen Clarissa.  Alli Munroe captivated the audience as the ill-fated Colin and Katie Wells almost balanced the politically incorrect with risqué innuendos as she played the bad King George. 

The talented token man and composer, James Ringer-Beck swapped his various on-stage roles with the keyboard musical accompaniment. 

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Rosie Raven played the scheming Puss with attitude, in cahoots with strangely dressed Princess Fififi, played by Phoebe Batteson Brown. 

As tradition dictates, the audience played their part too [all 50 of us] with gusty responses of ‘he’s behind you’ and numerous  ‘boos’ – not to mention a few ******* others!  Once we had thrown ‘bricks’ to knock the bad King’s wall down, it seemed that Queen Clarissa could now rule the land and the Panto ended with an amusing twist and rapturous applause.  A really fun evening with lots of magic and laughter.

Contributor – Kris Webb

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