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Aladdin – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Agnew Reviewer: John Roberts As pantomime’s go, this reviewer has always found the partnership between The Floral Pavilion and UK Productions to be a fruitful one, bringing the Wirral, pantomimes with bags of charm, personality and heart, so it’s a massive disappointment that Aladdin falls remarkably short in comparison to its previous year’s offerings. Making a ...

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Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Anthony Horowitz Director: Karen Henson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Anthony Horowitz originally wrote Mindgame as a novel that he later adapted as a play with runs both in the West End and Broadway. He’s a prolific writer of novels, plays, films and television series and is perhaps best known as the writer of Foyle’s War, set during and after World ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Chris Nelson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is a recurring thread in many modern pantomimes that the titular heroines, from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella, are among the least served in terms of scripted character. That’s certainly the case with Aylesbury’s version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, where the characters of Muddles, Dolly the Nurse and ...

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Dick Whittington – Birmingham Hippodrome

Matt Slack & Andrew Ryan in Dick Whittington 2016

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer:  James Garrington It says something about the quality of a pantomime cast when a performer of the calibre of Danielle Hope, who won TV’s Over the Rainbow and starred in the Hippodrome’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is pushed off the show poster by bigger names – and they’ve certainly pulled ...

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Cinderella – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Margerison Reviewer: John Roberts UK Productions have over the past few years produced some of the most engaging pantomimes in the region and this year’s production of Cinderella is as expected charming and sweet - good for a quick burst of energy but sadly leaves you wanting a little more from it. In the titular ...

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Arsenic and Old Lace – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Arsenic and Old Lace - TAB productions

Writer: Joseph Kesselring Director:John Goodrum Reviewer: Dave Smith TABS Productions returns to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal for their annual four-week summer thriller season, this year kicking off with Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Although a very successful stage show in its own right, it will be familiar to most for Frank Capra’s 1944 film adaptation, starring Cary ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Andrew Ryan

With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’sAndrew Ryan answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. The show is about me realising that I’m my own worst enemy. ...

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Aladdin – Birmingham Hippodrome

Julian Clary, Lee Mead and Matt Slack in Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington   It’s panto time in Birmingham and flying into the Hippodrome this year we have Aladdin. Everyone knows the story of course – the young man’s journey from rags to riches, evil being defeated and everyone living happily ever after. Popular though that story is, in many ways ...

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