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Peter Pan – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Simon Foster Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts The Pantomime’s at St Helens Theatre Royal have consistently delivered slick and very enjoyable productions over the past few years and this year’s return of Peter Panis no different. While it doesn’t scale to the same heights as Aladdin a few years ago, it still soars and sends the audience out ...

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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show's themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Si Foster and Ben Engelen Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: Robin Winters Over the past five years the pantomimes at St Helens Theatre Royal has consistently been one of the best in the region and this year's production of Snow White continues that trend, while it may not be as tight as last years production of Aladdin, it still brings ...

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Beauty and the Beast – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts St Helens Theatre Royal was one of the first venues to start producing an Easter pantomime, starting off as a three show experiment over 10 years ago, this has now grown into something far bigger and puts some producers' pitiful Christmas offerings to shame - but that’s no surprise given the ...

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Aladdin – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts At just under two hours, this year's festive offering of Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal is a surprisingly slick affair. It's bold, vibrant and keeps itself firmly on track, bringing all the traditional elements of the genre together and never out staying its welcome. Chantelle Nolan has arguably produced and directed ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Theatre Royal, St. Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: Emma Boswell We’re off to see the Wizard…in St. Helens Theatre Royal! Regal Entertainment provides a wonderfully wicked medley of magic, villains and lots of giggles in St. Helens Theatre Royal this half term. The Theatre Royal acts as a warm and welcoming host to this fun-filled pantomime adaptation of the Wizard of ...

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Peter Pan – St Helens Theatre Royal

Ray Quinn as Peter Pan at Theatre Royal St Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts   As pantomimes go,Peter Pan hasn't always been the perfect fit; it lacks the fairytale magic that fills other titles, however, Liam Mellor's script manages to take the important plot points of JM Barrie's dark tale of friendship, revenge, and forgiveness and add enough comic moments to keep the audience thoroughly ...

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Cinderella – St Helens Theatre Royal

Cast of Cinderella

Writer: Jane Joseph and Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts   As pantomimes go, if you ask any young girl their favourite, most would probably answer Cinderella and why not? Who doesn’t love arags-to-riches story? Running just under a hefty three hours, this production could do with a bit of an energy injection and a judicious trim to ...

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