A seemingly unstoppable cast of three, plus one dexterous live musician, charge their way through a wide selection of classic stories, including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin in this riotous show.

When the devious Rumpelstiltskin blackmails the somewhat less-than-lady-like Cinderella, he sends her stumbling off in one sparkly slipper, on a hazardous journey to the top of the beanstalk in search of golden eggs.

Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, Jack's pregnant cow, and an array of supporting characters, all played by the talented threesome, are never far behind. It all makes for a crazy yet clever non-stop marathon of pantomime mayhem.

Adults are certainly not left out of the humour from the exuberant fast-paced dialogue to the delectable songs. Aimed at ages six plus, some of the vocabulary may pass over the heads of the very young, but the silliness puts a smile on everyone’s face.

When Cinderella meets Prince Charming at the ball they sing a hilarious take on a track from the film Frozen – Love Is A Wicks’ Brochure – which includes the lyrics: “We can finish each other’s shelving units…say goodbye to your Sunday nights,” which was appreciated by young and old alike. faThen when poor Cinderella must leave at midnight, Prince Charming asks: “Why, you don’t live in Peacehaven do you?”

The boldly bad character of Rumpelstiltskin is a cleverly operated puppet, who sings the delightful I’m Evil And I Know It, with a roaring rap on nursery rhyme characters he’s captured in the panto prison. The second half even brings an ingenious rendition of Home Alone condensed into two minutes.

Created by award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees and directed by Tom Attenborough, this modern panto strips back the scenery and props of a more traditional show but steps up the sophistication.