Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright It's been a staple of the UK touring scene for years but with regular recasts and tweaks to the production, Bill Kenright keeps audiences coming back again and again to this retro classic. Currently, Mark McMullan from Britain's Got Talent makes his professional theatre debut... Continue Reading →

Review: The History Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder  It's a busy year for the Wolverhampton Grand, they're not only producing their own panto this year but 2020 marks the return of an in house drama. Alan Bennett's The History Boys was the kickstart for many careers such as James Cordon, Dominic Cooper and Russell Tovey and you... Continue Reading →

Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Co-Writers: Alan McHugh & Matt Slack Director: Michael Harrison Not only is this year's Hippodrome panto celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Theatre, but it also marks Michael Harrison's 10th year directing and producing. In this year's Snow White Harrison creates what must be one of the most dazzling pantos across the land. Ian Westbrook... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Christian Patterson Sometimes you know what you’re going to get from a story when you book to see a pantomime. However, that’s not quite the case at the Regent Theatre. Christian Patterson and Jonathon Wilkes are well known faces around Stoke. So much so, there was a huge outcry when they […]

Review: Cinderella at the Sheffield Lyceum

Writer & Director: Paul Hendy Following this year's Cinderella, it's clear to see from its magnificent staging with lighting, sound and a cast to match just why the Lyceum Theatre panto is the jewel of Evolution Pantomime's crown. Paul Hendy directs and writes the piece and while he uses a young member of the cast... Continue Reading →

Review: Peter Pan at Stafford Gatehouse

This year marks the first set of productions by Prime Pantomine, a new venture by Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre. Jointly, they create this panto by numbers which contains all the elements you need for a great, homely British panto. The Gatehouse's stage may be small and restricted by its lack of fly tower but... Continue Reading →

Review: Peter Pan at the Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Writer: J M Barry Adapters:  Alan McHugh & Jonathan Kiley Director: David Fleeshman It's Chico time at the Crewe Lyceum this year as Qdos Pantomimes produce Peter Pan. The magical adventure is brought to life epically, with a large cast, a well crafted traditional panto script and heaps of musical numbers Alan McHugh & David... Continue Reading →

Review: Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand

Image by Tim Thursfield – Express & StarWriter & Director: Ian Adams Co-Director: Adrian Jackson In its 125th Anniversary Year, the Wolverhampton Grand produces its final pantomime with Qdos Entertainment. This year's production brings a smile to the cheeks of particularly the older members of the family, as the story of Dick Whittington meets Hi-Di-Hi.... Continue Reading →

Review: Fame at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston Fame is now finishing up its 30th Anniversary Tour and this nostalgic production features a super talented class of 1984. This new revival by Selladoor Productions reinvents the staging, with a backdrop full of  head shots of the year group, almost... Continue Reading →

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