58 pgs. 2 female
Originally produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre, UK, in 2005
Run Time: 50 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+
The wicked stepsisters of Cinderella have been misunderstood! Pam and Penny are daughters of the ultimate stage mother. Though they love to dance, they are continually pushed to a level of excellence that’s painful. After their father runs off with a redhead, Pam and Penny’s mother marries a man named Frank who has a daughter Cinderella (but her real name is Sophie). Sophie loves to watch Pam and Penny dance, even though they didn’t like Sophie. Imagine Pam and Penny’s surprise and dismay when Sophie wins first prize at the big contest. This dance number is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but entirely captivating.
“The girls in Mike Kenny’s Cinderella’s Sisters are neither fat slags nor paragons of slim-line beauty. They are a pair of lively young women trying to work out the mixed-up emotions of adolescence. Their admiration for their stepsister comes across as spite, their love as aloofness and their passion as competitiveness. If their actions appear to be ugly, it is not how they feel on their vunlerable inside.” -The Scottsman, UK