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Summer Holiday: The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Stage adaptation: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan (based on the film Summer Holiday) Music: Bob Wicks Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Assistant Director and Choreographer: Blair Anderson Reviewer: Janet Jepson It's summer 1963 and everyone is keen to get away from it all, escape the daily grind and the dreary weather, and go on a Summer Holiday “where the sun ...

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Summer Holiday – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writers: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan from the screenplay  by  Ronald Cass and Peter Myers  Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: James Garrington Everyone who was brought up during the 1960s will surely be familiar with Summer Holiday. The red London bus trundling its way across Europe, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, and full of songs that everyone knew and loved, all of ...

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Cinderella – Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Gareth Gates and Adam C Booth in Cinderella at Crewe Lyceum

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Stewart Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts   Describing your show as “The Greatest Pantomime of them all” is a big assumption to live up to, but QDOS Entertainment and the Crewe Lyceum have more than lived up to the hype producing, in this production of Cinderella, what could be the best pantomime in the North West. Alan ...

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Cinderella – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Jonathon Kiley Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   ‘You shall go to the ball Wolverhampton!’ Panto season returns to the black country with what is described as the ‘lavish family pantomime’. Cinderella, the mistreated sister and converted maid is desperate to enjoy her own life, and of course marry her Prince Charming. Her two ugly stepsisters, Amanda and ...

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Cinderella – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writers: Gerry Tebbutt and Victoria Jukes Director: Gerry Tebbutt Reviewer: Bill Avenell It must be difficult for pantomime producers on a limited budget to decide how much to spend on the stars and how much on the production. With all due respect to Bonny Langford, who incidentally makes a very good fist of Fairy Snow, a more glamorous style of ...

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