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Cinderella – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Director: David Samuel Musical Director: Chris Huntley Reviewer: Glen Pearce It’s a stormy December night at England’s most easterly panto but inside the Marina Theatre its warmth and smiles another new generation of future theatregoers gets its first taste of live theatre The Marina may not have the world’s largest stage but that doesn’t stop it pulling out all the ...

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Eliza and the Wild Swans – The Bike Shed, Exeter

Director: Fiona Mikel Reviewer: Marina Spark The Bike Shed Theatre and the Wardrobe Ensemble have joined forces this year to create the family friendly, imaginative, festive adventure that is Eliza and the Wild Swans. Set in a laundrette the tale follows meek, mild Eliza, who diligently helps out with the tasks assigned to her at work. In a whirlwind the ...

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Cinderella– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer It’s that time of year once again when theatres up and down the country drop the musicals, the operas and the plays to be replaced with big wigs, mad dresses and a crumbling fourth wall in the organised chaos that is panto season. This year’s offering at the Norwich Theatre Royal, from ...

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Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Dave Kirby Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:3] Dave Kirby has a strong reputation of creating laugh out loud productions in Liverpool with many of his shows receiving their premieres at The Royal Court, however this year he was unable to find a theatre to mount his production of Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas and instead found himself mounting this ...

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Petit Mal: Concrete Circus – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Director: Maksim Komaro Reviewer: Gina Skillings Established in 2008 by its three performers, The Racehorse Company (Finnish creators of Petit Mal: Concrete Circus) were founded in an effort to establish a new kind of contemporary circus act and have been performing to audiences across Europe since 2009. Recently, the show was the winner of Best Performance at the 2013 International ...

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Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the Caribbean – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Michael Harrison and Brian Conley Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage With a crashing sound of thunder and flashes of lightning the Mayflower Theatre’s Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the Caribbean opens with an attack that makes the heart jump. With a story that involves Crusoe; played by the energetic showman Brian Conley, travelling across the sea in ...

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Peter Pan – Liverpool Empire

Writer: J.M. Barrie Adaptor: Eric Potts Director: Jane Joseph Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] As pantomimes go Peter Pan, doesn’t naturally lend itself to the genre, however this years production at the Liverpool Empire is a beast of a production, it has all the glitz, gags, and energy to make any shortcomings you may have fall to the kerb. Sticking pretty ...

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Peaches Does Herself – Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome

Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands Elementary school teacher seems like an unlikely first job for gender bending electronic musician and performance artist Peaches. However as is clear from her album The Teaches of Peaches, Peaches still has something of the educator about her. It’s possible to be offended by her sexually explicit language and penchant for giant graphic reproductions of genitalia, yet ...

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