Sunday 16th March 2014
The Golden Macca Fat – this season’s pantomime at the Little Theatre in Kingston – was for me, not so golden.
It pains me to write that I was so disappointed with the production that I fell asleep at several points. I found the story too complicated for a pantomime. There was no central character to focus on, and no one of the nearly 20 strong cast made any real connection with the audience. There was too much screeching by the characters and the dances were too samey.
Despite the lavish and often beautiful sets, and some lovely touches – such as the street secne, the patoo and ‘poetry’, the performance lacked coherence and any real sense of purpose.
This was so different to the last time I was at the Little Theatre where I was blown away by the production. Hopefully next year will be better.