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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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Aladdin – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Chris Nelson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Michelle Collins last appeared in EastEnders in 1998, which would explain some of the confusion on the faces of the under-18s the Waterside theatre’s audience every time the Genie of the Ring makes another reference to Albert Square. But that’s a rare misstep in Eric Potts’s script for Aladdin, which provides ...

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Dick Whittington – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre presents Dick Whittington with Sam Bailey Andy Collins and Melanie Masson

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Chris Nelson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Opening with a video that extols the virtue of 300 years of pantomime tradition, referencing producer First Family Entertainment’s desire to bring big Hollywood names to enliven the genre, is a bold move in a venue whose headline stars are both best known from The X Factor. Thankfully, while 2013 ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Eric Potts Director: David Siebert Reviewer: Pete Benson The theatre is full of excited cubs and brownies waving sparkling wands. The lights dim, the band strike up rock stadium loud, cubs and brownies scream and cheer and Sleeping Beauty the panto is under way with the most excellent Andy Collins as Chester the Jester here to guide us through ...

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