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Peter Pan – Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, from the book by J.M Barrie Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It can’t be easy having to step into another performer’s shoes at short notice, especially when the show was written with the original incumbent in mind, but this is exactly what Darren Day has done: the Hippodrome’s panto for 2018/9 was originally ...

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Peter Pan – Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, from the book by J.M Barrie Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington It’s panto time in Birmingham and flying in this year is Peter Pan – and it’s the best panto the Hippodrome has seen in many years. We know the costumes and the sets will be spectacular, that it will have stunning effects and ...

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Cinderella – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts The Empire Theatre’s annual pantomime may have undergone a change of producer, but that doesn’t mean the largest Christmas show in Merseyside has lost any of its glimmer and shine, in fact this year’s offering of Cinderella starring Duncan James (Prince Charming) and Jodie Prenger (Fairy Godmother) still provides a winning ...

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Aladdin – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Alan McHugh Director and Choreographer: Johnny Bates Reviewer: Kris Hallett In January, news rocked panto-land that QDOS had won the war over its competitor and First Family Entertainment (FFE) was no more. This year, they return to Bristol Hippodrome victorious. In doing so, they have produced the best pantomime Bristol has seen in years. It may have been blowing ...

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Dick Whittington – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Michael Gyngell Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It seems an odd pairing, that of John Barrowman and the Krankies:  one forging out a career in Hollywood, the others light entertainment stalwarts delighting crowds for over 50 years. They make for strange but successful bedfellows together as this is their third outing together performing Dick Whittington, having previously taken the show to ...

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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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NEWS: Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion Hofficially gets Hooked this Christmas

Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion today announced a major casting coup in landing international superstar David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook for this year’s spectacular pantomime Peter Pan. David Hasselhoff, aka The Hoff, is best known for his iconic rôles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch. David, who stars as pantomime’s ultimate baddie says he’s thrilled to be ...

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