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Cinderella – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Alan McHugh, with additional material by Billy Pearce Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford Alhambra’s annual pantomime is always entertaining. On entering the Theatre, one is met by a children’s choir and the friendly and believable Santa who whips up excitement for the days ahead regarding the number of sleeps left ...

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Cinderella – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

man in drag with dancers

Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Dominic Corr This was the year many found their voice to speak out. It was a divisive year, emotionally, politically and morally for many. Pantomime reminds us to sit back, relax and to just breath. Be close to our loved ones and appreciate the finer things in life just for a few hours. The finest of ...

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Peter Pan – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, adapted from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier A delightful children’s choir and a wonderful Santa gives a great welcome to the Alhambra. 3D glasses are clutched in excited anticipation in a theatre packed with children and adults, all eagerly awaiting the ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

allan stewart grant stott andy gray kings panto jack and the beanstalk edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the festive season approaches, the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh once again earns its crown as Scotland's best panto with a winning mix of music, fun and glamour. The result is an uplifting, rib-tickling theatrical event that is not to be missed. A reimagining of the classic tale, Jack and the ...

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Canned Laughter – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

allan stewart andy gray canned laughter theatre royal glasgow

Writer: Ed Curtis with Allan Stewart Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Dominic Corr Regular patrons of the King’s Theatre might just recognise tonight’s stars without their panto make-up. Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott play a trio of ageing comedians once a triple-act, who go their separate ways. After writing the titular play, Gray’s character Gus tries his hardest to ...

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Canned Laughter – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

allan stewart andy gray canned laughter theatre royal glasgow

Writers: Ed Curtis and Allan Stewart Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: R G Balgray It’s ironic that CannedLaughter is showing at the Theatre Royal while the Glasgow Comedy Festival continues at other venues throughout the city. For this production harks back to pre-alternative days; more specifically, to those more innocent days of the 1970s. While this decade has received some disturbing ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Billy Pearce, Lisa Reilly, Jake Canuso and Adam Stafford in Jack & the Beanstalk. Photo: Nigel Hillier

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Music: James McCullagh Lyrics: Beth Eden Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre is as alive as a theatre could be. A vocally strong children’s choir and a wonderful Santa welcome the audience. There is a charming sense of excited expectation as the audience clutched their 3D glasses and activity filled programmes. ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

cast of snow white kings theatre edinburgh

Writers: Michael Harrison, Allan Stewart, Alan McHugh &Beth Eden Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald   Last performed at The King’s Theatre in 2002, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs returns triumphantly for this festive season. The well-known Grimm Brothers tale of the girl banished to the woods by her evil step-mother comes to life with a ...

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