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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer/Director: Daniel Buckroyd Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Michael Gray This sparkling Snow White – Daniel Buckroyd’s fourth panto for Made in Colchester – is a delightful cocktail of glamour, glitter and good old-fashioned fun. David Shields’ designs feature giant candles, surrounding the flown title, and later the magic mirror and the Princess’s glass coffin. There’s an impressive dungeon laboratory, as ...

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Dick Whittington – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writers: Daniel Buckroyd, Fine Time Fontayne Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Richard Reeday Choreographer: Charlie Morgan Reviewer: Michael Gray Beneath the impressive 21st Century gloss, and despite the Trump gags, this is a warmly traditional panto, its appeal effortlessly spanning the generations. Director and co-writer Daniel Buckroyd has wisely re-hired many of last year's Aladdin company; they seem very much ...

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Cinderella – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Fine Time Fontayne Based on a version by: Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm Director: Daniel Buckroyd Original Music and Additional Lyrics: Richard Reeday Choreographer: Charlie Morgan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Cinderella is arguably the most popular pantomime tale of all, thanks in no small part to the strength of its story. The classic boy meets girl tale is ...

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The Wall – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Roger Waters Director: Gari Jones Musical Director: Robert Miles Reviewer: Glen Pearce   For a generation that grew up alongside the introduction of the music video in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall video will probably be etched inexorably in the memory, its visuals becoming defining images for a whole generation. The ...

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You Can Always Hand Them Back – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Roger Hall Music and Lyrics: Peter Skellern Director: Andrew Breakwell Reviewer: Michael Gray We are a grandfather … so this UK première of Roger Hall's soft-centred show about growing old and grandchildren was certain to hit the spot. It's almost as if a focus group had come up with all those Third Age clichés: dodgy knees, deafness, technophobia, Christmas ...

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