REVIEWS

Salisbury Playhouse is going all out to cater for every age range with this charming family musical, aimed at the tiniest tots (and their...

The Christmas show at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall is a low-budget, value-for-money affair, and is all the more popular for those very reasons.  A single...

Putting panto into a space the size of Derby Arena poses huge challenges and isn’t always a comfortable thing. There’s a lot of lavish...

As a script writer and dame, Andrew Pollard's panto pedigree is impressive. Aladdin is the fifth he's penned for Salisbury Playhouse and his second...

There's no mistaking that young Dick is heading for London in this production: Fairy Bowbells (Helen Power) introduces the show with a strong cockney...

Imagine it's Christmas Eve. Imagine you've just been dumped by your boyfriend. Imagine that you've not slept in 36 hours. And imagine that, at...

Flamingos mate for life, we’re told in Cinderella: A Fairytale. That’s not the only element of longevity to this foot-stomping, uplifting Christmas show. Originally...

There’s a dash of Peter Pan Goes Wrong to the Northcott’s festive offering. The boy who flew couldn’t quite, in this performance at least,...

Revered in Dame circles as the ‘King Lear of panto’, Mother Goose is a deliriously odd confection that’s a million miles away from the...

A scintillating and delightful revival of the 1963 Broadway musical She Loves Me ends a triumphant year for the Menier Chocolate Factory. The venue’s...

With long-running residencies at the Watford Palace and London's Greenwich Theatre, writer Andrew Pollard has plenty of panto experience. Packed with audience participation, obligatory...

Dick Whittington, a pantomime not often performed in Scotland, is given an Aberdonian twist by writer Alan McHugh. The production opens with a newsreel...
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