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Sleeping Beauty – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer and Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: Nicole Craft It’s been a mere six years since Sleeping Beauty last pricked her finger on Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre stage and, by writer and director Iain Lauchlan’s own admission, keeping things different enough to continuing winning a regular, local audience over can be tricky. Nobody has any reason to question whether this year’s efforts will be ...

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Cinderella – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer and Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: Niki Craft Among looks of disgust at tinsel-adorned trees and cries of ‘it's November’ at Mariah Carey echoing out from retail outlets everywhere, crowds are flocking to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre this evening for their official kick-off of this season's pantomime. Having worked their way, both very successfully and less so, through an array of ...

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Snow White – Southport Theatre

Writer: Iain Lauchlan Director: David Janson Reviewer: John Roberts Steve and Sarah Boden of Imagine Theatre state in the show's programme that they have a team of creatives and musicians who “understand what audiences want from their pantomimes and are able to provide some of the slickest, funniest and most spectacular shows you will see anywhere in the UK” - ...

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Dick Whittington – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Becky Stone as Tommy the Cat and Tricia-Adele Turner as Dick Whittington

Writer: Iain Lauchlan Directors: Iain Lauchlan and Paul Gibson Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Coventry Belgrade Theatre pantomime is set aside from its regional rivals by the distinct lack of soap stars and the likes in the role of dames attempting to rekindle their careers. Despite not having the pull of a famous face on the posters, Iain Lauchlan's traditional yearly ...

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Beauty and the Beast – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Charlie Bowyer and Jessica Nies in Beauty and the Beast at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Iain Lauchlan Directors: Iain Lauchlan and Paul Gibson Reviewer: Nicole Evans The concept of getting festive in November is always a tough one to stomach but panto season starting and especially The Belgrade Theatre’s yearly offering never fail to help soften the blow. This time around it’s the turn of Beauty and the Beast to kick-start Coventry’s Christmas and ...

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Aladdin – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Writer and Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: Nicole Evans Panto season is once again upon us and it’s officially time for theatres nationwide to dust off the covers of the book of cheesy jokes and order in a year’s supply of glitter. The Belgrade Theatre’s festive offering this year is Aladdin, and with last year’s rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk- The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer and Director: Ian Lauchlan Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:3.5] He’s behind you! That’s right, it’s the time of year for panto season again and theatres nationwide are dusting off their dames and polishing their princesses. Tonight’s festive offering was in the form of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk and with The Belgrade’s pantomime being hugely popular locally, and with ...

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