Reviewed by Kelly Dewey
We went to see Cinderella at the Ferneham Hall in Fareham for their evening performance with my 3 children, aged 10, 8 and 3, and my husband. The venue itself is centrally located with plenty of car parking around, a smaller car park just outside which you’ll be lucky to get a space in, but not a problem as the multi storey is just next door with ample parking. We decided to park in the next car park up to save congestion getting out again. All free past 6pm and plenty of options.
Staff were very friendly and informative as they directed us to our seats. I’m sure the seats have been upgraded since we last went to Ferneham Hall, they were comfortable with ample leg room, you definitely didn’t feel squashed up to the stranger next to you and there were booster pads available for children that needed a little more height. All in all, a very good experience of the venue.
The show began with Dandini bursting into song with his fabulous voice. This got our full attention and the show just got better and better from there on in. The parts were all casted very well and I enjoyed watching and getting to know the characters they portrayed. The Prince was suitably handsome, and Cinderella was beautiful and someone you could warm to very well.
I think our favourite characters were Buttons and of course the 2 ugly sisters. All of which provided plenty and fun and laughter. One of the ugly sisters very much resembled Matt Lucas in his style of comedy and delivery, very funny indeed. Buttons was extremely loveable and had a natural ability to make people laugh without it seeming forced or acted out. The whole show and hilarious and was such a fantastic performance.
I would highly recommend it to anyone far and wide. A must see!
Tickets cost from £14.50 to £20.50 (booking fees may apply).
Cinderella is at the Ferneham Hall in Fareham from 14 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, for more information or to book tickets visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk or call the box office on 01329 231942.
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7DB | 01329 231942