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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Lewis Renninson and Company in Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s Pinocchio. Photo: Manuel Harlan Performed by CFT’s Youth Theatre. A year ago I watched this show on Zoom because Covid regulations were tightening by the hour. Then, they had to cancel the...
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Image: Eliza Wilmot Rarely have I enjoyed an evening in the theatre so unequivocally. The warmly familiar show itself packs more smile-factor than almost anything else I can think of. And CTC’s practice of using its vibrant, enthusiastic, talented youth theatre...
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...
Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour

Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour

This review is a giant step away from our usual fayre but, thanks to the growing Omicron variant (and the mass panic that comes with it), invitations have materialised from all corners of the entertainment industry. So, here we are; stand-up comedy. At least the...
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