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PREVIEW: 2014/15 New season launch at Belfast Lyric

Preview Piece: Megan W. Minogue Jimmy Fay launched the Lyric Theatre’s new season this morning, emphasizing the support of new writers and continued community engagement. The season is entitled ‘Northern Soul’, and begins with this summer’s production of Can’t Forget About You, a play by David Ireland which was commissioned by the Lyric when he was the writer in residence ...

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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Tchaikovsky Director: Valentina Sudakova Reviewer: Lu Greer Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale which has seen many incarnations, from multiple ballet companies to pantomimes, which often means that new runs of it are forced to try and modernise and to adapt their performances. The Russian State Ballet, however, chooses to keep things very traditional in both costume and in ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Eric Potts Director: David Siebert Reviewer: Pete Benson The theatre is full of excited cubs and brownies waving sparkling wands. The lights dim, the band strike up rock stadium loud, cubs and brownies scream and cheer and Sleeping Beauty the panto is under way with the most excellent Andy Collins as Chester the Jester here to guide us through ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Michael Harrison Director: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Grand’s production of Sleeping Beauty has to be one of the glitziest and most sparkling around. Of all the traditional panto stories, Sleeping Beauty is perhaps the thinnest in terms of plot, although it does have the required good and bad magic, a prince and princess and the princess’s loyal ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Jon Conway Director: Sam Kane Reviewer: Sue Dixon The ingredients of a traditional pantomime have surely got to include a recognisable plot, songs to lift the spirits, jokes to groan at and a sense of involvement - i.e. audience participation of the rowdy kind. Husband and wife team Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane along with a talented cast bring ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Jonathan Petherbridge Composer: Richard Reeday Director: Tony Casement Reviewer: Michael Gray Among the C-listers and the pop charts, the cruise-ship choreography and the desperate decibels that often fill pantoland, it's a real pleasure to sit back and enjoy this charmingly original re-working of the Sleeping Beauty story, originally written by Jonathan Petherbridge for London Bubble Theatre, and directed for ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Harrogate Theatre

Writers: David Brown and Phil Lowe Musical Director: Nick Lacey Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Sue Collier The favourite Grimm Brothers fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty presents plenty of fun and laughter to a lively and appreciative audience at Harrogate Theatre. Sleeping Beauty is a story we all know and love and tonight everyone, young and old enjoyed participating in this ...

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NEWS: The Panto Cast have arrived in Inverness…Oh Yes they have!

The temperature has dropped, the John Lewis ad is bringing a smile to our faces, lots of coloured lights are appearing everywhere - it can mean only one thing (well apart from Christmas that is) … the PANTO SEASON is here! This year’s pantomime at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness is the enchanting, magical tale of Sleeping Beauty. It will ...

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