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Festive 16/17

Elfie’s Magical Adventure – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

craig glover liam dolan nicola park graydo stephen purdon

Writer: Iain Gordon Director: Iain Gordon Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Following on from the success of Elfie, the lovable Christmas Elf from last year’s panto, The Pavilion welcomes him back for an adventure like no other. This year’s offering will entertain the whole family and fill even the most cynical of hearts with Christmas cheer. On a quest to save Christmas, ...

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The Snow Queen – New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Hans Christian Anderson Adaptor &Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Carol Lovatt The Snow Queen is a fitting offering from the New Vic as the festive season begins to bite.  It is a play that encapsulates the iciness of the temperatures outside but within is the warmth of a story based on hope. The Snow Queen was written by Hans Christian ...

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Aladdin – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Writer &Director: Mark Cox Reviewer: Dominic Corr Can you feel it? That tangible aura of campness and cheap gags, altered pop hits and glitter galore. Not only is winter approaching, not only is it the time of frost and overpriced festive markets, it is also that most welcomed, yet feared season of all; panto time. That most British of traditions graces ...

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Dick Whittington – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Becky Stone as Tommy the Cat and Tricia-Adele Turner as Dick Whittington

Writer: Iain Lauchlan Directors: Iain Lauchlan and Paul Gibson Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Coventry Belgrade Theatre pantomime is set aside from its regional rivals by the distinct lack of soap stars and the likes in the role of dames attempting to rekindle their careers. Despite not having the pull of a famous face on the posters, Iain Lauchlan’s traditional yearly ...

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The Nutcracker – Birmingham Hippodrome

Céline Gittens as the Rose Fairy with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet;

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographers: Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon Reviewer: Nicole Evans One of the classics, and undeniably one of the most timeless, ballets, The Nutcracker returns to its anticipated festive home, The Birmingham Hippodrome, for its Christmas run once again presented by Birmingham Royal Ballet. In its 26th year, and with the opening night coinciding with creator Sir Peter ...

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Cinderella – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Mike Kenny Additional Lyrics: Ivan Stott Music: Rob Hiley Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: Marie Smith Cinderella is an entertaining and animated production from award-winning children’s writer, Mike Kenny. It tells the story of Cinders, her wicked stepmother and ugly sisters but in a unique way with lots of ridiculously funny moments and a really lively cast. This version of ...

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