Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Derby Arena

Writer: Morgan Brind Director: Scott Ramsay Panto season is still underway at the Derby Arena with this epic production of Sleeping Beauty, but not quite as you know it. You may be surprised at how early Sleeping Beauty is reawaken, and that opens up a chance for the book by Morgan Brind to undergo twists... Continue Reading →

News: First Ever Degree In Panto Launched By Staffordshire University

To mark Panto Day 2021 Staffordshire University has announced, in association with the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, they have launched the worlds first ever degree in Pantomime. The news comes with the backing of some of the the biggest names in the buisness. The masters degree, called The MA Contemporary Pantomime Practice, launches in September... Continue Reading →

Review: Snow White at the Stafford Gatehouse

Writer: Wink Taylor Director: Richard Cheshire Choreographer: Phillip Joel Produced by Red Entertainment, it was clear from the casting announcement the Stafford Gatehouse wanted to bring something special for Christmas this year. They lined up a company of well known faces from Kids TV and the West End, along with Mauren Nolan create the most... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Crewe Lyceum

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: David Fleeshman Choreography: Thomas Spratt 'Laughter is the perfect medicine' Bobby Davro proclaims to finish his solo stand up stint to Act Two. Those words sum up Sleeping Beauty at Crewe which is full of so much laughter it will awaken any sleeping spell. Alan McHugh ensures the key elements of... Continue Reading →

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Kate Golledge After a large hiatus across the country due to the pandemic, Panto season off to a rocking good start as this Rock 'N' Roll Panto of Jack and the Beanstalk is a fun festive treat for the whole family. Artistic Director of the New Wolsey, Peter Rowe is no... Continue Reading →

COMING UP: Theatre Productions Across The UK in July and August

All eyes are on the West End at the moment and while I love a big London show, I wanted to highlight the many productions from right across the country that will be happening in July and August. This list is definitely not endless and so please do check your local venues and organisations and... Continue Reading →

It’s Back! Oh Yes It Is! Blackpool Grand To Produce A Panto This Christmas

It's been announced today that with the help of Martin Dodd from UK Productions, Blackpool Grand will be pushing ahead with plans to stage a pantomime this year. Pantomonium has been written by Jon Monie as a special one off one act condensed panto, featuring  Britain’s Got Talent ‘finalist’ Steve Royle, and West End and TV... Continue Reading →

The Show Goes On At The Lichfield Garrick as Jack and the Beanstalk announced as their 2020 bitesize panto.

Today it's been announced that the Lichfield Garrick pushes on with its 2020 Panto plans. While Peter Pan was originally penned to fly across the stage this year, it's announced the title will be changed to Jack and the Beanstalk to make the production financially viable. Sam Rabone is back this year in what's being... Continue Reading →

Stafford Gatehouse Delays 2020 Pantomime

It has just been announced that Stafford Gatehouse's Christmas pantomime of Snow White has been moved until 2021 The 2020 production would have been the second time Prime Pantomimes produced the panto for the Stafford theatre, following the successful production of Peter Pan last year. A full review of that production can be read here... Continue Reading →

Review: Rapunzel – The Lockdown Panto by Theatre Royal St Helens (Live Stream)

Director & Writer: James LaceyChoreography: Sarah Walker Not long after the lockdown, many Theatres started to broadcast archive footage of their productions which has proven a great way to keep spirits high during this troublesome time. Regal Entertainments and Theatre Royal St Helens have taken that one step further. They've cast, rehearsed, produced and edited... Continue Reading →

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