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REVIEWS

Say Spymonkey and all thoughts of a traditional telling of A Christmas Carol can be forgotten. Their retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic is steeped...

Vive la revolution! Following 2017’s irrepressibly lovely Little Mermaid, Pins and Needles Productions return to The Egg with Christopher William Hill’s colourful, creative and...

Benefiting from a serious dose of kids’ TV nostalgia, Sleeping Beauty at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre is a warm-hearted pleasure. Director Ian Adams shapes the production...

Christopher Hampson's Cinderella, choreographed to Prokofiev's score, remains a sumptuous seasonal delight in Scottish Ballet's revival of its 2015 production. Hampson uses a rose motif...

There isn’t a wasted step in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. It’s been more than 20 years since Bourne’s brawny male birds first graced the...

For three years now, Qdos Entertainment has taken over the Palladium at Christmas to produce a spectacular family pantomime. It has been a resounding triumph...

Buxton Opera House’s pantomime may be low on big name stars and special effects but it’s high in on humour and full of genuine...

Resplendent in an array of eye-wateringly bright costumes, including a traffic light and zebra crossing print combo, David Dale’s Claudia delivers one of best...

The sense of anarchic silliness at Dunfermline’s Alhambra goes hand in hand with the decidedly old-school flavour of this year’s Christmas panto. In a...

Morgan Brind is seemingly inexhaustible, writing, directing and designing for Little Wolf Entertainment’s outstanding Loughborough panto while also playing Dame Trott for the company...

Gary McNair revives his chronicles of the life of William Topaz McGonagall, originally created for Oran Mor's A Play, a Pie and a Pint...

If this year’s Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome had failed to offer the best dressed Ugly Sisters in pantoland, management would surely have wanted...
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