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]