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A Matter of Etiquette Unable to contain herself any longer, Mrs Sardines takes a look at the continuing decline of theatre etiquette. BFI Presents Shakespeare on Film As the world celebrates Shakespeare 400 years after his death, the BFI, the British Council and Ian...
Take #2 (Life in Lockdown)

Take #2 (Life in Lockdown)

By Paul Johnson Thursday, 12 March was a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. That is the day I travelled to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to watch Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson in the 40th anniversary tour of Willy Russell’s seminal play, Educating...
PANTO ROYALTY IN THE HOUSE

PANTO ROYALTY IN THE HOUSE

Christopher Biggins cuts into the cake as he prepares to take on his 43rd panto as Widow Twankey, in Aladdin at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre. Alongside the national treasure is young ventriloquist, Max Fulham (left), comedian, Rikki Jay (right) and panto newbie, Yazdan...
The Art of Panto (Panto Special)

The Art of Panto (Panto Special)

At the start of the recent pantomime season Sardines spoke with a host of professionals, some of whom were new to the panto scene, with others highly experienced. Inside the previous edition, we featured the more recognisable names while, in this issue, we get a...

The Professionals – Picture Spread (Panto Special)

It is essential for amateurs to see as many professional productions as possible, and panto is no exception. The genre may look like chaos, but nearly everything in a professional panto has been heavily rehearsed. After watching a myriad of (pro & amateur) pantos...
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