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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Director: Rhiannon Hannon Musical Director: Jim Lunt Choreographer: Louise Denison Designer: Mark Walters Reviewer: Ron Simpson Wakefield Theatre Royal pantomimes come with a guarantee of good quality traditional fun, with a successful formula that delivers every time. Daniel O’Brien (aka Colin Blumenau) does the words, locally sourced and not too naughty, Rhiannon Hannon directs unshowily, and with ...

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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Co-Directors: Louise Denison, Chris Hannon Musical Director: Jim Lunt Designer: Mark Walters Reviewer: Ron Simpson Pantomimes are all about tradition, not only the stories and the time-honoured routines, but also the traditions that are created within each theatre. This year’s Aladdin is a typical Wakefield pantomime, with all the elements securely in place, even if – early ...

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No Horizon – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Director: Louise Denison Writer: Andy Platt Reviewer: David Doyle Billed as the Yorkshire Les Miserables, No Horizon is a new musical from PCA about the extraordinary story of Yorkshireman Nicholas Saunderson. Having contracted smallpox as an infant, Nicholas grows up blind in Thurlstone in the 1680s. Before the invention of Braille, Saunderson’s prospects of education are next to none, something ...

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