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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Gok Wan and cast

Director and Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s all razzle-dazzle and glitter inPlymouthas the Fairy 'Gokmother' styles Cinderella for the ball. Headliner Gok Wan struts his stuff in skin-tight lycra and sequins dynamically directing operations as downtrodden Cinders finds her Prince Charming. Gok’s TV presence is much referenced and we now know why he hasn’t been offered a singing ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Birmingham Hippodrome

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington When you regularly announce yourself as “Britain’s Biggest Pantomime”, you are setting expectations that many producers would find hard to live up to in reality. When the producer that makes this bold claim is Qdos, and the venue is the Hippodrome, then actually it’s a pretty safe bet ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Since winning a competition at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom at the ripe old age of 10, Allan Stewart has been a variety entertainer: from Sunday Night at the London Palladium to extensive cruise ship entertainment schedules, if anyone is qualified to stage a variety show, it’s Stewart. Still a strong vocal performer with a sharp wit, Stewart opens ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – The Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Alan McHugh and Michaels Harrison Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington There are three things you can pretty much guarantee at Christmas: the shops will be crowded; the tree lights won’t work; and the Hippodrome will present a blockbuster pantomime. This year’s pantomime is no exception to that rule. Producers Qdos have once again pulled all the stops out ...

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Paul Zerdin: No Strings – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin makes a welcome return to fringe, with some of his favourite characters in tow, in No Strings, we meet a baby who is fascinated by ducks, Albert the amnesiac horny grandad and of course sarcastic sidekick Sam. What impresses most about Zerdin is his consummate skill, even from the front row, its ...

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