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Aladdin – Bradford Alhambra

Writer: Alan McHugh, with additional material by Billy Pearce Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford Alhambra’s 2018 pantomime is that of Aladdin, set in Peking. As the son of Widow Twanky, a lowly washerwoman, Aladdin falls in love with Princess Jasmine. But there is evil afoot from the wicked Abanazar. Can Aladdin ...

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Cinderella – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Alan McHugh, with additional material by Billy Pearce Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford Alhambra’s annual pantomime is always entertaining. On entering the Theatre, one is met by a children’s choir and the friendly and believable Santa who whips up excitement for the days ahead regarding the number of sleeps left ...

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Peter Pan – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, adapted from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier A delightful children’s choir and a wonderful Santa gives a great welcome to the Alhambra. 3D glasses are clutched in excited anticipation in a theatre packed with children and adults, all eagerly awaiting the ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Billy Pearce, Lisa Reilly, Jake Canuso and Adam Stafford in Jack & the Beanstalk. Photo: Nigel Hillier

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Music: James McCullagh Lyrics: Beth Eden Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre is as alive as a theatre could be. A vocally strong children’s choir and a wonderful Santa welcome the audience. There is a charming sense of excited expectation as the audience clutched their 3D glasses and activity filled programmes. ...

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Stand Up the Musical – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Book/Music/Lyrics : Daryl Denham &Maurice Cheetham Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1] Did you hear about the world premiere musical in New Brighton starring Darren Day, Billy Pearce, Lionel Blair and Dean Sullivan? I wish there was a punch line to the start of that joke, but like the production itself, it lacks humour, lacks originality and above all, ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: Cinderella – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Musical Director: Steve Price Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Humayraa Sheikh (Age 12) [Rating:4.5] “Hi-ya-kids!” – I love going to the pantomime at the Bradford Alhambra. As you go in the doors, snow starts falling, Santa Claus welcomes you to the show, you are greeted by the sound of children singing Christmas ...

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