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The Grand Old Dame of York – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Berwick Kaler Directors: Damian Cruden, Berwick Kaler Designer: Mark Walters Musical Director: Elliot Styche Choreographer: Grace Harrington The Grand Old Dame of York is less a pantomime than an occasion – a unique one at that; celebratory, thoroughly entertaining and often very funny, though somewhat unstructured to a fault. Berwick Kaler’s achievement is remarkable, as is the devotion he ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Theatre Royal, York

Writers: Berwick Kaler Music: Elliot Styche Director: Damian Cruden and Berwick Kaler Choreographer: Grace Harrington Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth Britain’s longest-serving pantomime dame Berwick Kaler is back once again to entertain the eager Christmas crowd gathered at the York Theatre Royal. Over the decades, the actor has created a seasonal institution and one that is part of many families annual Christmas ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Berwick Kaler

With seasonal festivities kicking off around the country, Holly Spanner catches up with York Theatre Royal’s pantomime writer and the UK’s longest serving Pantomime Dame (36 years and counting), Berwick Kaler. Chatting about his new show Old Mother Goose, he explains how the annual York pantomime has become a highly anticipated cultural event for the city.   You’re a few ...

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Robin Hood and his Merry Mam – York Theatre Royal

Directors: Berwick Kaler and Damien Cruden Musical Director: Mike Turnbull Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] Now in his 34th year, Berwick Kaler is once again entertaining the Christmas crowd at the York Theatre Royal, this time in Robin Hood and his Merry Mam. Now a staple part of many family Christmas traditions, and famed for its very wet slosh scenes and ...

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