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Aladdin – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Agnew Reviewer: John Roberts As pantomime’s go, this reviewer has always found the partnership between The Floral Pavilion and UK Productions to be a fruitful one, bringing the Wirral, pantomimes with bags of charm, personality and heart, so it’s a massive disappointment that Aladdin falls remarkably short in comparison to its previous year’s offerings. Making a ...

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Cinderella – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Margerison Reviewer: John Roberts UK Productions have over the past few years produced some of the most engaging pantomimes in the region and this year’s production of Cinderella is as expected charming and sweet - good for a quick burst of energy but sadly leaves you wanting a little more from it. In the titular ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Amy Thomson, Vicky Entwistle & Sarah Jane Buckly in Sleeping Beauty

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Margerison Reviewer: John Roberts   It’s been five years since UK Productions took over the tender to produce the yearly pantomime at New Brighton, bringing with them stronger productions, bigger production values and better names. It would appear on first look like Sleeping Beauty has the right ingredients to make this the best show in ...

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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake – The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Theatre Director: Valery Voronin Artistic Director: Konstantin Uralsky Conducter: Sergey Grinev Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin The Russian State Ballet and Opera House brought the Floral Pavilion to rapturous applause during their performance of Tchaikovski's classic Swan Lake. Directed and choreographed by famed former Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Dancer, Konstantin Uralsky, the production features the talents of a mesmerising cast, as well as ...

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A Murder is Announced – Floral Pavilion – New Brighton

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, my only intimation.” Not exactly words that one would want to read in a local newspaper. That is unless you happen to be Miss Marple, an amateur ...

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Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Music/Lyrics: Frank Wildhorn Book/Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse Additional Lyrics: Steve Cuden Director: Elsie Kelly Reviewer: Vikki Goodwin As the autumn leaves begin to fall, and the nights draw in there are few plans better than spending an evening enveloped within the warm glow of the theatre. Halloween is just around the corner, and with that in mind something spine tingingly sinister ...

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Director: Pip Broughton Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe How do you start to write about three seeming very posh ladies, singing on stage, not beautiful ballads or operatic standards but very risqué material in a none offensive way? Fascinating Aida is exactly what is written on the tin, along with some very choice words, which for those of a delicate disposition can ...

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