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Aladdin – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts At just under two hours, this year’s festive offering of Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal is a surprisingly slick affair. It’s bold, vibrant and keeps itself firmly on track, bringing all the traditional elements of the genre together and never out staying its welcome. Chantelle Nolan has arguably produced and directed ...

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Peter Pan – St Helens Theatre Royal

Ray Quinn as Peter Pan at Theatre Royal St Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts   As pantomimes go,Peter Pan hasn’t always been the perfect fit; it lacks the fairytale magic that fills other titles, however, Liam Mellor’s script manages to take the important plot points of JM Barrie’s dark tale of friendship, revenge, and forgiveness and add enough comic moments to keep the audience thoroughly ...

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