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Aladdin – Richmond Theatre

Writers: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Guest Biggins is back! That simple statement should be enough to tempt panto fans young and old into cleaning their magic carpets and flying off to Richmond Theatre for what must be one of the slickest, funniest and brassiest seasonal shows this year. Just when we feared the doyen ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: Jonathan Kiley Reviewer: Hannah Stamp Pantomime season rolls around once again and no expense has been spared in producing a glittering ensemble of stunning costumes and scenery to bring this fairy tale to life. However, while the production is certainly a feast for the eyes, it fails to produce the same delight for ...

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Peter Pan – New Theatre, Cardiff

Adapted by Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh (from the original story by J.M. Barrie) Director: Tudor Davies Reviewer: Barbara Michaels This year's panto at the New Theatre is a thrilling, swashbuckling affair as Peter Pan flies into Cardiff. In a show that is full of lavish dance routines and spectacular scenery. J.M.Barrie's classic tale of the boy who never grew ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Writer: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: David Fleeshman Reviewer: John Roberts After the stunning success of last year's pantomime, Cinderella, the Lyceum Theatre was always going to struggle to find a production to match or even better its brilliant blend of storytelling and sensational cast. Being truly honest, this year's offering of Aladdin, while very enjoyable, lacks the punch and energy ...

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NEWS: Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion Hofficially gets Hooked this Christmas

Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion today announced a major casting coup in landing international superstar David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook for this year’s spectacular pantomime Peter Pan. David Hasselhoff, aka The Hoff, is best known for his iconic rôles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch. David, who stars as pantomime’s ultimate baddie says he’s thrilled to be ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Jonathan Kiley and Michael Vivian with additional material from Julian Clary and David McGillivray Director/ Producer: Jonathan Kiley Reviewer: Sarah Forrester [Rating:5] Is this probably the best Pantomime this season? Oh Yes it Is! The Mayflower, Southampton consistently puts on an excellent Christmas show – however, this year’s festive offering of Jack and the Beanstalk excels all expectations – ...

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Cinderella – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writers: Jonathan Kiley, Alan McHugh and Bobby Davro Director /Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Dixon [Rating:4] Bobby Davro returns to Northampton by popular demand, following a very successful panto season last year, and it is clear to see why this man of many talents was asked back for this year’s production of Cinderella. The Derngate is a bit of a ...

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