The Christmas pantomime returned to the Wycombe Swan as Cinderella came to town with Vernon Kay making his stage debut.

Vernon Kay put on a fantastic performance as Dandini, Prince Charming’s assistant, but he was anything but a side character.

Whenever on stage, you could feel his presence as he showed a clear understanding of live pantomime as he participated hilariously with the audience and produced moments of ad-lib brilliance.

Living locally, he was able to use his knowledge of Buckinghamshire to make numerous jokes and puns that had the audience eating out of the palm of his hands.

On the night, he had his family in the audience who he introduced to the crowd with clear pride in the production that he was involved in.

And what a great production it was as he was joined by a tremendous team on stage as well as behind the scenes.

As the show started, we got a first glimpse of the digital set which provided a great backdrop to the show and added another dimension to the show with colourful and detailed environments.

The journey of Cinderella (Verity Thompson) is brought to life with impressive acting and singing skills with several well-performed numbers including Green Green Grass, Bring me higher love and Need Somebody.

Cinderella’s best friend Buttons (Jon Clegg) brought the comedy, best-known for impressions that saw him reach the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent in 2014, he was top-notch in bringing a range of different voices to the table.

His opening performance included amazing impressions of people like Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Paddy McGuiness, The Simpsons, Kermit and Sarah Millican.

There were also special guest inclusions from Gino de Campo and Keith Lemon projected on the stage’s digital background.

The wicked step-mother (Penelope McDonald) and the ugly step-sisters Whitney (Elenour Burke) and Britney (Kelly Sweeney) were a terrific trio who played the pantomime villains so well as they received a chorus of boos every time they came on stage.

The Fairy Godmother (Joelle Moses) helped make Cinderella’s dreams come true as she narrated the show incredibly well throughout as well as showing off her voice in her singing scenes.

Prince Charming (James Bisp) had a great connection with Cinderella in a believable romance that was the spine of the show.

The production proved to be high-tempo with high-quality performances from all the cast for a night of fun and entertainment.

And make sure you don’t leave early (as if you would want to anyway) as a quick game of Family Fortunes is played on stage before a finale of comedy, song and dance.

For information on when you can catch the show, visit here.