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Dick Whittington – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writers: Daniel Buckroyd, Fine Time Fontayne Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Richard Reeday Choreographer: Charlie Morgan Reviewer: Michael Gray Beneath the impressive 21st Century gloss, and despite the Trump gags, this is a warmly traditional panto, its appeal effortlessly spanning the generations. Director and co-writer Daniel Buckroyd has wisely re-hired many of last year's Aladdin company; they seem very much ...

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Travels With My Aunt – Exeter Northcott

  Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Giles Havergal Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Purse-lipped, anxiously friendly and awkward-but-trying-to-hide-it, Henry Pulling is content to retire from his banking career at 50-something and pursue his interest in dahlias when his elderly mother passes away. His aunt Augusta has other ideas. He reluctantly befriends her at his mother’s funeral and, within two ...

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Travels With My Aunt – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Man walking on beach

Writer: Graham Greene adapted by Giles Havergal Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Bill Avenell Giles Havergal’s stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s amusing book is undoubtedly clever. Four actors, play a variation of characters at different times regardless of sex, with only the help of the odd hat or pair of glasses to distinguish between them, and create a world from London ...

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Cinderella – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Al Morley and Matt Crosby Musical Director: John Donovan Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Flip Miller   Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual visit to the Cambridge Arts Theatre traditional family pantomime. This year sees the welcome return of Cinderella – the original rags to riches to rags story. The story is a tried and tested one. Boy meets ...

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Dick Whittington – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer and director: Simon Atlin Choreographer: Richard Peakman Music: Ben Kennedy Musical Director: Tom Curran Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4]   A pantomime is nothing without music. But where to turn for the numbers between the slapstick and the magic ? So far this season, it's been rock'n'roll classics, an original score, and now in Chelmsford a raid on the more ...

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