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Peter Pan – Sheffield Lyceum

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Phil Hornsey Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson Peter Pan is something of a tradition in Christmas shows at Sheffield Theatres, and has graced the stages of either the Lyceum or the Crucible four times since the beginning of the 1980s. Flying back through the years to 2010, 2000, 1992 and 1982, various ...

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Cinderella – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Director and Writer: Paul Hendy Reviewer: Dan English Pantomime is a Christmas tradition, yet almost becoming as traditional is the turkey on the table is the high quality of Canterbury’s festive offering, with the Marlowe’s production of Cinderella being no different. Boasting a cast of soap stars and Canterbury panto stalwarts, this year’s production of Cinderella delivers the high-quality pantomime ...

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Mother Goose – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer/Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Nathan Jarvis Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson Everybody kind of dreams of adopting the goose that lays golden eggs and the hapless Mother Goose is no exception. When seven feet of adorable picture-book perfect “Eggle” (don’t ask, just blame Marshall on the front row) comes into her life, she imagines that all her hopes ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Francis Goodhand Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Lyceum Theatre is well-known in the region for pulling out all the stops when it comes to pantomimes, and they just seem to get better and better. On the face of it, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs isn’t really an exciting story and ...

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Dick Whittington – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Chris Wong Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree Dick Whittington is given the right royal treatment with Helga Wood’s sumptuous red, blue and gold set and Chris Wong’s expert musical direction – the cast is right to big him up at the end – the precision timing, tight-knit sound and variety of musical numbers is impressive ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield's Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre

Director: Paul Hendy Writer: Paul Hendy Reviewer: Dan English   It's another extraordinary pantomime production at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre this year as Eastenders' Rita Simons stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Simons stars as Snow White's evil stepmother, desperate to stop her from marrying Prince Charming. It's a story that is familiar to everyone in the audience, but ...

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Dick Whittington – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical director: Andy Booth Reviewer: Janet Jepson     “There is nothing you can name, that is anything like a Dame” – so goes the famous lyric, but in Dick Whittington at The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this rings so true! Damian Williams is an excellent dame in the guise of the coarse, raucous Dolly ...

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