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The Snow Queen – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Sarah A Nixon & Mark Chadderton Director: Mark Chadderton Reviewer: John Roberts This year’s Rock’n’Roll pantomime from The Everyman theatre is a loose take on the Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen, and while it may not be as slick as last year’s Little Mermaid offering, it’s still a funny, engaging and energetic offering that ensures its place as ...

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The Little Mermaid – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Sarah A Nixon & Mark Chatterton Director: Mark Chatterton Reviewer: John Roberts   It has to be said that if the Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll panto was ever to disappear then the theatre scene in Liverpool would be much worse for it, especially if this year’s flippin’ fintastic offering is anything to go by. Writers Sarah A Nixon and ...

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Beauty and The Beast – Liverpool Everyman

Cast of Beauty and the Beast Liverpool Everyman

Writers: Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton Director: Mark Chatterton Reviewer: Tate James If you seek singing teapots and a mob of angry villagers then this is not the night for you. If you seek a multi-talented cast to make you laugh and wow with impressive vocals then the Everyman’s alternative Christmas offering could be. There’s Belle, a magical rose ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Writer and Director: Bob Carlton Musical Director: Greg Last Choreographer: Fredrick Ruth Reviewer: Francesca Parker On it’s 25th Anniversary tour Return To The Forbidden Planet, directed by Queen’s Theatre Company, arrives at the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one week only. As a rock and roll musical set in the future with robots and spacecrafts, it is a performance that the ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Bob Carlton Music: Greg Last, Julian Littman Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Beth Steer “Two beeps or not two beeps, that is the question”, apparently. At least, that’s what the Olivier Award winning production, Return to the Forbidden Planet – currently in the midst of its 25th anniversary tour – would have you believe. Written by playwright Bob Carlton and ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Choreographer: Frederick Ruth Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Currently on its 25th Anniversary Tour, Return to the Forbidden Planet lands with a crash in Edinburgh this week. Filled with hit songs but not much else, the show is far more of a disappointment than a spectacle. A surreal blending of Shakespeare and Star Trek, this jukebox ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Nicholas Pegg Music and Lyrics: Carol Sloman Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Carol Sloman Choreographer: Donna Berlin Reviewer: Michael Gray There is no end of fun in Hullabaloonia, the setting for this year’s spectacular Sleeping Beauty. Nicholas Pegg’s script sticks close to tradition, the jokes and routines are familiar friends, but it’s all done with such style and energy ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Musical Supervisor and Arranger: Julian Littman Musical Director: Greg Last Reviewer: Michael Gray   Artistic Director Bob Carlton is bowing out after 17 years at the Queen’s Hornchurch. And what better swan song than his Olivier award-winning musical, making its umpteenth appearance here before launching a national tour and finally splashing down in Manchester ...

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