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Aladdin – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Cast promotional picture featuring Genie, Aladdin and Princess

Writer and Director: Simon Aylin Reviewer: Michael Gray   Simon Aylin's snappy Aladdin begins with a prologue set in the Stygian supervillain's lair - the dastardly Abanazar appearing on his throne in a puff of smoke, supported by a team of black-clad avian minions from the excellent juvenile chorus. After that it's a more or less faithful romp through the ...

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Peter Pan – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Simon Aylin Director: Nik Ashton Musical Director: Tom Curran Reviewer: Michael Gray   Another Christmas family show from One From The Heart for Chelmsford's Civic. This time writer Simon Aylin turns to Barrie's timeless Peter Pan, popular on stage since 1904. His livelynewversion, dumbed down a little for us “TOWIE rabble”, still has most of the familiar elements: flying, ...

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Cinderella – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer/Directoe: Simon Aylin Reviewer: Michael Gray This fast and furious family panto is focused on giving everyone a good night out, and especially on drawing the kids in the audience into the action. So Simon Aylin's offering this year has Kerris Peeling as a no-nonsense Fairy Godmother – Go-Mo to her fairy-friendly chums – who enlists our aid in getting ...

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Dick Whittington – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer and director: Simon Atlin Choreographer: Richard Peakman Music: Ben Kennedy Musical Director: Tom Curran Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4]   A pantomime is nothing without music. But where to turn for the numbers between the slapstick and the magic ? So far this season, it's been rock'n'roll classics, an original score, and now in Chelmsford a raid on the more ...

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