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Chick Whittington – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Director: Johnny McKnight Writer: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald In the year the University of Stirling turns 50, it’s apt that its in-house arts centre’s pantomime this season takes its audience on a time-travel trip to 1967, where tunes are groovy, love is free and fashion is questionable. Chick Whittington is Johnny McKnight’s fresh take on the classic panto tale ...

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The Little Mermaid – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Johnny Mcknight in The Little Mermaid

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adapter: Johnny McKnight Choreographer: Karen Martin Director: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald   The Macrobert Arts Centre take us on a trip under the sea to the magical world of The Little Mermaid. Written, directed and starring panto royalty Johnny McKnight, this year's pantomime takes a familiar tale, gives it a cheeky twist, and makes it ...

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Beowulf – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Adaptation: Seamus Heaney Director: Lynne Parker Designer: Charlotte Lane Reviewer: Rachel Clark The epic tale ofBeowulfusually conjures images of fire breathing dragons, gruesome monsters and spectacular land battles yet in the Tron Theatre’s Changing House Lynne Parker’s production of the influential text hasstrippedBeowulfto its natural core. Alone, Seamus Heaney’s translation reads with an elegant fluency; paired with the Tron Theatre ...

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Peter Panto and the Incredible Stinkerbell – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Johnny McKnight Director &Designer: Kenny Miller Composer &Musical Director: Ross Brown Reviewer: Rachel Clark Fresh from the success of their production ofBlithe Spiritin Perth, Johnny McKnight and Kenny Miller front the creative team behind this year's Tron theatre pantomime:Peter Panto and the Incredible Stinkerbell; a show of fun, fairies and flatulence. Peter Panto is a boy from Riverland. One ...

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Aganeza Scrooge – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer and Director: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:5] There's much speculation every year at the Tron Theatre as to whether this year's production will top the last. The annual panto is never your traditional fare: refreshingly celebrity-free with no lazy pop tunes or reliance on worn out slapstick, instead it delivers ground-breaking originality and innovation year on year. And ...

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