A traditional pantomime with a twist

A wicked stepmother looking suspiciously like Teresa May is booed by an unforgiving audience. This is Cinderella, but not like we know it. Forget-Me-Not-Productions offer their modern twist on a traditional fairytale. Over this festive season, countless of children and adults flock to theatres to watch traditional “pantos”. The audiences¬† instinctively know when to shout out well-known phrases such as “He’s behind you!”, and “Oh no he isn’t!” – it’s ingrained in our DNA.¬† This time though, the Forget-Me-Not team bring something a bit extra to the equation.


Forget-Me-Not wowed audiences with their 2019/2020 pantomime Cinderella; an Interactive Pantomime. Once again they teamed up with disabled arts practitioner Jac Richards (the assistant director this year). They have done so to bring you a traditional pantomime with a twist.

 traditional panto with a twist Cinderella; an Interactive Pantomime

Merging elements of the traditional with the immersive, audience members were directly involved in the pantomime throughout. The audience also frequently got up to play the main characters on the stage.

Pantomime performance at St David's Church traditional panto with a twist - st david's church

The performance seamlessly merged elements of pantomime, music, puppetry, dance and also digital theatre..

Fairy Godmother puppet Butler puppet

Cinderella; an Interactive Pantomime toured special schools, care homes, hospitals, day centres and nurseries. We also did public performances at Machen Village Hall and Social Club (8th December at 5pm), Blackwood RFC (29th December at 5pm) and St David’s Church, Tonyrefail (4th January at 5pm).

not your traditional prince charming Maes Ebbw school panto