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Sleeping Beauty – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Director: Joanna Read Musical director: Bryan Hodgson Reviewer: Alice Fowler Can a fairy tale be brought up to date? The Yvonne Arnaud does its best in its latest panto, Sleeping Beauty. Our hero, Prince Florizel, is a blogging eco-prince, live-streaming the action on social media. No bad thing, when Sleeping Beauty is a physicist and engineer, and their joint idea ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Ian Adams Reviewer: Clare White Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s festive family offering is a sparkling affair enjoyed by an audience of all ages. The pantomime production is a madcap farce delivered in the best British tradition and full of laughs – and let’s face it, we could do with a few of those. When Princess Beauty pricks ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer and Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: Nicole Craft It’s been a mere six years since Sleeping Beauty last pricked her finger on Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre stage and, by writer and director Iain Lauchlan’s own admission, keeping things different enough to continuing winning a regular, local audience over can be tricky. Nobody has any reason to question whether this year’s efforts will be ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty -Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Peter Wright Reviewer: Helen Tope A ballet with an unrivalled pedigree, Sleeping Beauty is the classic everyone knows. The challenge, when taking on this production, is how to stop a classic turning into a cliché. The story of Princess Aurora, put to sleep by a witch’s curse, has plenty of scope for darkness beneath the glamour. ...

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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer The tree lights are twinkling, presents are being wrapped, and there’s still no sign of snow. This can only mean two things: Christmas is coming and Richard Gauntlett has got a giant multi-coloured dress on again. The Theatre Royal Norwich panto is once again written and directed by Gauntlett, with him also taking on ...

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INTERVIEW: Scottish panto favourite Johnny Mac talks to The Reviews Hub

Johnny Mac is no stranger to pantomime. This year, as he treads the boards of Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for the very first time, he sat down with The Reviews Hub’s Fraser MacDonald to talk about his journey to playing Muddles in Sleeping Beauty. A Glasgow boy at heart, Johnny is chuffed to be back on home turf after another mammoth ...

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INTERVIEW: Scottish Favourite Juliet Cadzow is back in Pantoland

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An instantly recognisable face to many from TV hits such as Scotch and Wry, Dr Who, Still Game or as Balamory’s bus driver Edie McCredie, Juliet Cadzow returns to pantomime at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre as wicked queen Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty. She sat down with The Reviews Hub’s Fraser MacDonald to talk Stanley Baxter, River City and what else she ...

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