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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Image: Sheringham Little Theatre ‘…Loud, colourful, and energetic; it’s great fun!…’ It’s that time of year again and Sheringham Little Theatre delivers once more with this year’s pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk. Loud, colourful, and...
Dick Whittington – and – Sleeping Booty

Dick Whittington – and – Sleeping Booty

The newly reopened Bridge House Theatre in Penge is celebrating Christmas with a pair of pantos – one for children and the other for adults using almost the same cast. I saw them consecutively on the venue’s gala night. And, seeing two pantos in one evening, I can...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Launch photo: Paul Johnson Sublime in 2019 to disaster in 2021! Lame, Tame and almost devoid of any atmosphere. This year’s panto review from Croydon… What a difference a year or two makes. Twenty-four months ago The Fairfield Halls brilliantly sprang back...
Aladdin

Aladdin

There are some excellent things in this Aladdin. Cavin Cornwall, whom I fondly remember at Caiaphas in Open Air Theatre Regents Park’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, is the best Abanazer I’ve ever seen. Styled as a slimy estate agent in a very loud striped suit...
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

To get a maximum five stars the pantomime needs to be brilliant; this year’s pantomime at New Wimbledon Theatre is quite brilliant! All credit should be given right across the board, from Ian Talbot’s direction to Aaron Renfree’s choreography…...
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