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Buttons: A Cinderella Story – The King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer and Director: John Savournin Music and Lyrics: David Eaton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott All little girls are told to dream of their Prince Charming, handsome, chivalrous and brave, destined to ride in one day and rescue us from sweeping fireplaces and making friends with woodland creatures. But as we grow up, and especially in the last year, we have realised ...

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Cinderella – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Director: Damian Sandys Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is officially the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ and on its 25th anniversary of helping spread festive joy, UK Productions and Blackpool Grand Theatre have pulled out all the stops with their version of the classic fairytale Cinderella. While not at the biggest of theatres, this is a show-stopping pantomime that certainly ...

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Cinderella – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Writer/Director: James Shone Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen The festive season is now upon us and alongside the copious decorations and traditional trimmings with the turkey dinner comes a selection of celebrity-endorsed pantomimes for families across the country to choose from. This year, Liverpool Echo Arena’s offer is Cinderella, the much-loved tale of an orphaned girl who goes from rags to riches ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Buttons – The Warren

Writers and Directors: Dana Segal and Joni-Rae Carrack Reviewer: Fergus Morgan 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.' That's Wittgenstein. It's a square quote stuffed into a round hole by Dakin in Alan Bennett's The History Boys, used to put a journalistic stamp on his argument that the Holocaust cannot be discussed because it lies so far beyond ...

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Cinderella – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Poster Image of Cinderella at the Darlington Civic Theatre

Producer: Michael Harrison Director: Andrew Ryan Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes There’s nothing quite like a good pantomime to get you in the festive mood (oh yes there is!) and with a great big dollop of comedy, a smattering of tunes and a sprinkling of fairy dust you’ve got all the ingredients for a successful show. Ashleigh and Pudsey lead the show, ...

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Cinderella – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

The cast of Cinderella

Writer/Director: James Shone Musical Director: Will Henshall Choreographer: Jamie-Leigh Christian Reviewer: Janet Jepson   There’s true magic down at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham over this festive season. The pantomime this year is Cinderella, maybe the most special of all the Christmas stories and probably the most popular, for everyone from toddlers to grannies. This performance from Shone Productions Ltd ...

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Buttons – Little Angel Theatre, London

Writers: Dana Segal and Joni-Rae Carrack Reviewer: Bernie C Byrnes “Joni is a puppeteer, Dana is not. Dana is a Jew, Joni is not.” Buttons is a show about their journey to Auschwitz and the stories they discovered on the way. Using a mixture of live performance, spoken word, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni-Rae Carrack and Dana Segal recount ...

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Buttons: Another Cinderella Story – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writers: John Savournin and David Eaton Director/Choreographer: John Savournin Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4.5] This is the 7th boutique Panto Charles Court Opera have brought to the Rosemary Branch, and they couldn't have wished for a more enthusiastic audience of “boys and girls”. Crammed into the intimacy of the upper room, they cheered, booed, heckled, sang along and generally gave as ...

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