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Peter Pan – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Richard Gauntlett Director: Richard Gauntlett Musical Director: David Carter Reviewer: Glen Pearce   To paraphrase J M Barrie’s most famous creation, panto should be an awfully big adventure and, in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Peter Pan, they have created an action-packed adventure for all the family. Peter Pan offers arguably one of the strongest dramatic narrative ...

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NEWS: Corrie’s Curly turns to the dark side

Norwich’s Theatre Royal have announced today that Kevin Kennedy, best known for playing Coronation Street character Curly Watts, will star as Captain Hook in the venues panto, Peter Pan, this Christmas. Kennedy appeared in Corrie for 20 years from 1983 to 2003, has appeared in panto in Nottingham and Brighton and played the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ...

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The Mikado – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Michael Gray The Mikado was always a fashion statement. All things Japanese were the rage in 1880s London, and Liberty's, no less, dressed the original production at the Savoy. So it is absolutely appropriate that Gilbert's tale of the cheap tailor turned executioner should start in a sweat-shop, ...

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Cinderella– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer It’s that time of year once again when theatres up and down the country drop the musicals, the operas and the plays to be replaced with big wigs, mad dresses and a crumbling fourth wall in the organised chaos that is panto season. This year’s offering at the Norwich Theatre Royal, from ...

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The Mikado – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Arthur Sullivan Libretto: W C Gilbert Original Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating: 5] Opera Della Luna have been producing innovative productions of musical theatre for nearly twenty years. Their present tour of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado keeps up their high standards of producing accessible enjoyable shows on a smaller scale than the ...

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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] It’s always a good sign for a pantomime when the cast seem to be having as much fun as the audience, and in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Aladdin the company is clearly reveling in every moment of madness. From the opening moments it’s clear that this is a production that focuses heavily ...

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