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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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Dick Whittington – Liverpool Empire Theatre

The cast of Dick Whittington

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Jane Joseph Reviewer: John Roberts   Who doesn’t like some Dick at Christmas? Behave! We are of course talking about Mr. Whittington, Lord Mayor of London, although in this version Lord Mayor of Liverpool in a local twist to the tale – which works perfectly given the maritime history of the city. Dick Whittington may be ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Choreographer: Sarah Walker Musical Director: George Francis Reviewer: Grace Galloway   The St Helens Theatre Royal is quickly becoming ‘the most established venue for Easter Pantomime in the North West’ according to the manager Chantelle Nolan, written in the show’s programme notes. Nevertheless this engaging, fun-loving production of Sleeping Beauty definitely coincides with that ...

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Bon Voyage – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Paul Nicholson and Richie Grice Director: Richie Grice Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:3.5] It’s generally considered to be in poor taste to speak ill of the dead, but in this play taste goes up in flames long before the cremation. Few people have a kind word to say about Rocky as they gathered irreverently around his coffin. “Bon Voyage” is ...

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