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 →

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: 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: Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer & 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. Starring as Queen Rat is Su Pollard.... Continue Reading →

Review: Dick Whittington The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto (After Dark) at Stafford Gatehouse

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Rob Salmon Panto season is in its final few days, but this is the time when Stafford Gatehouse hosts its adult only performances of their annual panto, this year being Dick Whittington. Things certainly go a bit more post-watershed. Writer Peter Rowe creates a plot full of traditional panto moments including plenty of... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Ian AdamsCo-Director: Adrian Jackson  Three years at the helm of the Wolverhampton Grand and Adrian Jackson is making his mark on the annual pantomime which this year he co-directs. Jackson appoints longtime collaborator Ian Adams once more as the Dame but also for the first time, Director of this production. With a... Continue Reading →

Review: Dick Whittington and the PiRats of the Caribbean at the Rugeley Rose Theatre, Rugeley

While this Pantomime by Sunshine Productions is small, it sure is mighty . It contains all the elements of a great pantomime and more besides. With its lovable characters, funny jokes and enjoyable script, it's a joy to watch.

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