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Brassed Off – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Mark Herman Adaptor: Paul Allen Director: Conrad Nelson           Reviewer: Mel Duncan Revived in recognition of the 30-year anniversary of the 1984 miner’s strike, Brassed Off has been enjoying the limelight in performances, professional and amateur, up and down the country.  The poignant tale of a community brought to their knees by a Government not fully understanding the implications of decisions ...

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The Grand Old Dame of York – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Berwick Kaler Directors: Damian Cruden, Berwick Kaler Designer: Mark Walters Musical Director: Elliot Styche Choreographer: Grace Harrington The Grand Old Dame of York is less a pantomime than an occasion – a unique one at that; celebratory, thoroughly entertaining and often very funny, though somewhat unstructured to a fault. Berwick Kaler’s achievement is remarkable, as is the devotion he ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Theatre Royal, York

Writers: Berwick Kaler Music: Elliot Styche Director: Damian Cruden and Berwick Kaler Choreographer: Grace Harrington Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth Britain’s longest-serving pantomime dame Berwick Kaler is back once again to entertain the eager Christmas crowd gathered at the York Theatre Royal. Over the decades, the actor has created a seasonal institution and one that is part of many families annual Christmas ...

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Old Mother Goose – Theatre Royal, York

Writer:Berwick Kaler Director:Berwick Kaler and Damian Cruden Musical Director:Elliot Styche Reviewer:Sara Jackson and Phil Collingwood It’s the festive season and for the 36th year, Berwick Kaler returns to the York Theatre Royal with his annual pantomime, this year presenting Old Mother Goose for the entertainment of families. With his are the familiar faces Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper and David Leonard. ...

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Robin Hood and his Merry Mam – York Theatre Royal

Directors: Berwick Kaler and Damien Cruden Musical Director: Mike Turnbull Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] Now in his 34th year, Berwick Kaler is once again entertaining the Christmas crowd at the York Theatre Royal, this time in Robin Hood and his Merry Mam. Now a staple part of many family Christmas traditions, and famed for its very wet slosh scenes and ...

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