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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Si Foster and Ben Engelen Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: Robin Winters Over the past five years the pantomimes at St Helens Theatre Royal has consistently been one of the best in the region and this year’s production of Snow White continues that trend, while it may not be as tight as last years production of Aladdin, it still brings ...

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Aladdin – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts At just under two hours, this year’s festive offering of Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal is a surprisingly slick affair. It’s bold, vibrant and keeps itself firmly on track, bringing all the traditional elements of the genre together and never out staying its welcome. Chantelle Nolan has arguably produced and directed ...

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Cinderella – St Helens Theatre Royal

Cast of Cinderella

Writer: Jane Joseph and Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts   As pantomimes go, if you ask any young girl their favourite, most would probably answer Cinderella and why not? Who doesn’t love arags-to-riches story? Running just under a hefty three hours, this production could do with a bit of an energy injection and a judicious trim to ...

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Aladdin – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Jane Joseph Choreographer: Beverley Norris-Edmunds Musical Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer:Francesca Parker Love them or hate them, there is no getting away from them at this time of the year – it’s officially Pantomime season! The Liverpool Empire’s annual pantomime returns this Christmas with the family favourite production ofAladdin.Following the traditional pantomime version of the story Aladdin, ...

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Bouncers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: John Godber Director: Sylvie Gatrill Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 3.5] John Godber’s award-winning comedy of a night on the town returns to the stage with a 2013 makeover and an energetic and able cast determined to grab the play by the throat and bring it storming back to life. On arrival, the audience are greeted by the lead ...

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