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REVIEWS

Inspired by JM Barrie’s children’s classic, Action to the Word’s The Lost Boy Peter Pan uses the music of the Beatles, among others, to...

The Opera House’s pantos are known for being lavish, big-money affairs. And this year’s offering, boasting retina-scorching lighting, all-encompassing sound and sumptuous sets, is...

The Swan's Sleeping Beauty eschews trendiness for the traditional and time-honoured. Its unashamed romanticism and lyricism is counterpointed by quite preposterous panto-damery and audience...

Having toured successfully last year, European Arts Company revisits its one-man production of A Christmas Carol – a show that, rather than adapting the...

Johnathan Tweedie is a brilliant baddie. His Maleficent is magnificent. His delivery is faultless, his singing voice fine and his performance a joy to...

NS Pantomimes’ Jack and the Beanstalk didn’t have the most promising of starts. The first two performances were cancelled due to technical problems and...

The first night of this revival of David McVicar’s staging of Rigoletto was dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who was originally announced...

This wry, spry little adult panto in the upstairs space of the Canal Cafe Theatre is a refreshing antidote to the sugary sweetness of...

Of all the pantomimes, Aladdin perhaps offers the biggest opportunity to a stage designer. The story is, after all, filled with exotic locations, magic...

Welcome to a party where vogueing is all the rage, there are shots aplenty, and you’ve got £80 worth of party vouchers (that’s 55p...

Bea Roberts’ Little Mermaid for the Egg theatre in Bath is, without exaggeration, a thing of beauty. Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale is mixed with...

Blood and screaming babies, drugs and vomit: yep, there’s definitely  something amiss in the boho Parisian domicile of good-looking young Americans Abby and Zack. US...
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