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Jack and the Beanstalk – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree Oh no! The legendary Marlowe Theatre Ghost-Gag Bench has been stolen! Well, thank goodness it’s panto season again and Jack Trot alongside Billy Trott and Dame Trott can rescue one bench, one break-dancing cow and … oh yes, one princess … from the evil clutches of Dr Hefferflumphenstein, some rather freaky zombies, ...

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Dick Whittington – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Nicholas Pegg Music and Lyrics: Carol Sloman Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Michael Gray The Queen's have been busy celebrating their diamond jubilee this year. They remain, at heart, a traditional repertory house, with familiar faces pulling together in the make-or-break end-of-year panto. So Simon Jessop is Dame again in Dick Whittington; since he last glammed up he's been Ray ...

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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Director: Tim Welton Musical Director: Phil Gostelow Reviewer: Glen Pearce The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds pantomime is always a traditional affair, matching its historical splendour. There’s no C-list soap stars here and no gimmickry, just all the elements of a classic pantomime that have thrilled generations of theatre goers. All’s not well in Peking. The late ...

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