The Guardian 8 December 2022

You can see why Lynda Radley was wary about taking on Cinderella. How can a playwright give agency to a character who is exploited by her family then swept away by a handsome prince? One circumstance may be preferable to the other but neither gives her a say. Radley’s solution is to provide Cinderella with some welly – that is in addition to the two wellies she spends much of the play talking to.

Played with brightness and energy by Hannah Visocchi, she is a hard-working farmer concentrating on her carrots while her vacuous siblings Florence and Laurence (Leah Byrne and Adam Greene) forge careers as wellbeing influencers. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).